Freeletics: Bodyweight Fitness at Its Best

Freeletics: Bodyweight Fitness at Its Best

Do you want to work out and get in shape without going to the gym? If you haven’t heard of Freeletics, maybe it’s time you took a closer look. Because it’s a fitness craze that it getting more popular by the day. The beauty is you can do Freeletics anywhere, with no equipment. You just need yourself, and some dedication.

There are not quick fix promises here, it’s an exercise routine that takes dedication and hard-work if you want results – but the results are impressive. We all know those programs that promise quick results for minimal effort don’t work. So if you are still sitting there dreaming about that perfect body or being in better shape, it’s time to earn it.

What is Freeletics?

Freeletics is a work-out that anyone can do without any additional fitness equipment or machines, just using their own body weight and resistance. There are a range of different work out plans, all designed for people of different fitness levels, and targeting different area.

Freeletics goes beyond just basic work out routines. There is a holistic and nutritional connection to the physical side. People can, and do achieve quick and impressive results with a good work out routine, but it takes a great deal of dedication and discipline.

What Exercises Can I Expect to Do in Freeletics?

There are three areas of overall focus; strength, standard, and cardio. Strength exercises are the most difficult as they require the person to be physically strong in relation to their body weight.
Standard exercises is a medium variation of the work outs, aimed more so at people with intermediate fitness levels.

Finally, cardio forms the backbone of the exercises. You build up cardio over time by doing longer work-outs, as they get easier and you increase in strength you are able to do more reps.

The core exercises include:

  • Sit-ups
  • Push-ups
  • Pull-ups
  • Sprints
  • Squats
  • Climbers
  • High jumps
  • Hand stand push-ups

How Do You Get Started with a Freeletics Work-Out?

First, you need to familiarize yourself with some of the different work-out routines. There are a core set of work-outs, all named after different Greek Gods, such as “Venus”, and “Aphrodite”. You can get all the details of the routines online or with a smart phone app.

Secondly, it’s important to be realistic. Start off at a level that’s relevant to your current fitness. The biggest reason for people quitting is because they find the routines too hard and feel de-motivated. Take is slowly at first and achieve small wins, leading up to the more intense work-outs.

Thirdly, once you have familiarized yourself with the routines and different exercises you need to start setting tougher goals. Fitness is a progressive lifestyle, if you want to keep seeing gains you need to keep pushing yourself a little harder.

Example of The “Poseidon” Freeletics Work-Out

As mentioned earlier the routines are named after Greek Gods, one of these routines is called the “Poseidon”. I thought I would explain this work-out as an example of what to expect, as it can be hard to understand the concept with no examples.

Poseidon is designed to target the upper body, so the arms, shoulders and chest areas. As well as working the abs as a secondary muscle group as a result of some of the exercises.
There are a lot of pull-ups and push-ups involved, so it’s a strength based routine. Freeletics routines are quick with few rests, and you decrease the amount of reps in a set as you start to fatigue.

This curve gives you good muscle gains, and you exhaust your muscles causing them to strengthen while resting.

Some Tips for Beginners to Freeletics

Form and controlling your range of movements is incredibly important. Performing less reps but performing them strictly and correct will not only result in better strength and fitness gains, but you will have less risk of injury.

If you are unsure of the correct form with some of the exercises mentioned above, always research the exercise before performing it.

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