Whether you’re in a survival situation without access to purpose-built workout gear or you simply can’t afford to spend money on expensive equipment or gym memberships, bodyweight exercises are a great way to stay in shape. Rather than using weights or machines, bodyweight workouts can be done with simple items such as a pull-up bar, bench, and stool. Many of these exercises require no equipment at all.
While bodyweight training has many advantages, it poses one challenge: when an exercise becomes too easy, progressing isn’t as simple as adding more weight to a barbell. The bodyweight exercise in question must be replaced with a more challenging one. This allows you to maintain a certain level of difficulty and gradually build endurance and strength.