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Bodyweight Fitness Made Easy!

Bodyweight Fitness Made Easy!

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Throughout all of my training experience, I have learned one important thing…

Fitness doesn’t have to be hard!

Fitness and bodyweight strength training are not about being fancy, by doing advanced routines that are just too difficult for most people to perform reasonably.

It’s about doing what works!

Actually, it is usually the simple things that give the greatest results and overall benefit!

The Daily 30 is all about keeping things simple, fast and effective. This routine will teach you Basic Human Movements and hammer in the most effective exercises to help you get the most bang for your buck while giving you the greatest results and preventing any risk of injury.

You will learn how to move properly while building the strong, fit and healthy body you’ve always wanted!

This book is designed to give you a strong foundation using basic movements that can later be expanded upon as you do more exercises and add variation.

You should always push yourself to do better, but never lose the foundation of movement you will develop with the Daily 30.

Learn more about The Daily 30 Bodyweight Workout!

Note:

When exercising, how you do something is just as important as what you do!

It is much more beneficial to do basic exercises properly, than doing intense exercises poorly. Get good at the basics first, then you can expand upon them if you get bored, but always maintain your Foundation of Movement you will develop with the Daily 30. If the movement puts you in a compromised position, then just don’t do it! Do what works, and do it well!


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Daily 300 Fitness Routine Self-Evaluation

The Daily 300 Bodyweight Workout

Self-Evaluation of your Fitness Level

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The Daily 300 is a continuation of the Daily 30 Bodyweight Fitness Routine.

It is a self-evaluation to check your fitness level, after completing the Daily 30 Challenge.

It is recommended that you do the Daily 300 once every 60-90 days in order to check your improvement and to test your body’s level of fitness.

Each time you perform the Daily 300, try to beat your time! The goal is to always keep moving forward. Push for more every time!

How To Do the Daily 300

Do 10 rounds of the Daily 30 as fast as possible to test your fitness level.

(10 Paleo Squats + 10 Push-Ups + 10 Prone Cobras) x 10 Rounds = Daily 300

 

Your time determines your fitness level:

15+ minutes = Beginner Fitness

12-15 minutes = Basic Fitness

10-12 minutes = Moderate Fitness

8-10 minutes = Advanced Fitness

<8 minutes = Elite Fitness

 

Current Record Time:

8m:12s by Ryan Mathias

Think you can do better?

Record yourself doing the Daily 300 continuously for time and post it to a viewable network (YouTube).

Then send the link to ryan@mathiasmethod.com to be evaluated for the new record holder! Good Luck!

30 Day Bodyweight Fitness Challenge

The Daily 30 Bodyweight Fitness Challenge

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This 30 Day Bodyweight Fitness Challenge is for men, women, children, and even seniors who want to improve their strength, health, and fitness every day with a simple bodyweight exercise routine!

 

What is the Daily 30?

The Daily 30 is a simple, fast and effective Bodyweight Exercise Routine that combines only the most effective Bodyweight Strength Training Exercises into an easy-to-follow Full Body Workout!

From this, you will discover how your body is designed to move as we teach you how to perform the most essential bodyweight exercises for you to reach your strength, health and fitness goals!

This is crucial to relieve pain and prevent injury in everything that you do! Just by doing this simple routine, it will improve your strength and how you feel every day for the rest of your life, guaranteed!

The best part is anyone can do it!

Whether you are a Powerlifter (like me), a child in PE class, a stay at home parent, a desk-bound employee, or are just too busy to maintain a regular workout schedule, this is for YOU!

Everyone needs to move more, and move correctly!

Do it at home with the whole family, in the office, or even while traveling! It is always the perfect time and place, to get fit and learn how to move properly for strength!

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The Challenge:

I challenge you to improve your strength, health, and fitness by doing the Daily 30 every single day for 30 days!

If you are a beginner and want to teach yourself how to create a healthy habit of staying active every day, then simply do at least 1 round of the Daily 30 every single day, for 30 days. This will teach you to stick with it and stay active as you work towards your goal of a stronger, healthier, happier you!

If you are looking for a bigger challenge, then I challenge you to do each of the 3 exercises in the Daily 30 continuously for 60 seconds each and try to beat your rep count every day! You can stop to take a short break or two during the 60 seconds, but try to beat your total rep count every day!

Note: Do not pause your reps when going for time. Just move as fast as you can while maintaining proper form!

Get started today!

You may also like our 2019 Core Strength Plank Challenge!

Ranking Your Progress:

If you are a beginner challenging yourself to commit to a daily fitness routine, then just stick to doing 10 repetitions of each exercise perfectly every single day. Be proud that you are taking steps towards improving your strength, health, and fitness and teaching yourself to make exercise part of your daily life.

Your progress is measured by your commitment to yourself. If you make it all 30 days, then you have succeeded!

Go celebrate, then keep it going!

 

If you are taking on the bigger challenge, then just doing the Daily 30 every single day for 30 days is just not enough. You have to push for progress and try to beat your previous accomplishments every day.

If you did 20 reps yesterday, then you need to push for 21+ reps today. Everyday push for more and try to see how high you can rank after 30 days!

You can judge how well you did for each like this:

10-20 reps = Beginner

20-30 reps = Intermediate

30-40 reps = Advanced

40-50 reps = Elite

50-60 reps = World Class

 

When you complete your 30 days, write about your experience and submit it to ryan@mathiasmethod.com, and you could be featured on MathiasMethod.com!

For even more, try the Daily 300 Fitness Level Self-Evaluation!

Are you Self-Disciplined enough?

Let’s find out…

MOVEMENT-Why You Should Be Moving Everyday

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MOVEMENT

Why You Should Be Moving Everyday!

Do you exercise regularly? Do you go for walks? Do you live an active lifestyle?

Do you “move” everyday?

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The Mathias Method Army Doing the Daily 30 while on vacation in Maui, Hawaii

We are told that it is important to be active and “move” everyday, but why? Why should we be active and constantly moving? I’m already on my feet all day for work and sometimes take the stairs. Doesn’t that count? Why do I need to do extra activity? I’m already tired from working all day! Won’t more activity just make me even more exhausted?

“Why should we be active and “move” everyday?”

To Have More Energy

There are many reasons as to “why” we need to be more active on a daily basis, and the first is, because it gives you more energy! I know, it doesn’t seem to make sense, right? Well it’s true. By being more active on a daily basis you will actually become  more energized! 

Why is this? There are many reasons…

With increased activity you will build up more of an appetite, as your body craves more nutrients to recover, and in turn you will eat more for extra fuel. Often times, with a decreased activity level we have less of an appetite and don’t eat enough for proper energy, or we start to eat out of boredom as we lose confidence in our body image. So activity helps maintain a regular diet and maintain self-confidence in your body image.

“Activity helps maintain a regular diet and maintain

self-confidence in your body image.”

You will better regulate your blood pressure by being active to where you can help prevent sudden drops in blood pressure, that will make you feel tired. If you stay sedentary, or inactive for too long your blood pressure starts to drop, signaling your body to be in a more restful/recovery state, making you feel tired. This is why we feel tired and eventually fall asleep at night; through a blood pressure drop. Those with high blood pressures can fall asleep faster as their blood pressure constantly wants to fall to a more normal state. These people tend to be tired often, as that is one of the most common indicators of high blood pressure.

“…you will feel completely re-energized, and ready to take on the world!”

Being more active will increase your work capacity, or the amount of total work your body is adapted to withstand on a regular basis before becoming fatigued. By having a higher work capacity, you will be less effected by your normal daily activities, such as work (including manual labor), and only become tired when you are near to reaching your daily work capacity, AFTER exercising or doing some daily activity. You may feel tired at first, when increasing your daily activity, but after a few days you will feel completely re-energized, and ready to take on the world!

Improve Physiological Functions

Another important reason to be active daily is improve your physiological function, or internal organ system functions. When you are more active your body has more “work” to do in order to make sure everything is functioning properly. Daily activity and exercise stress all your body’s systems to work harder and function better to maintain homeostasis, or normality within the body (not too hot, or too cold; not dehydrated or over hydrated; high vs low blood pressure; etc.). Regular activity helps regulate your blood pressure, body temperature, and sleep cycle. Along with that, activity helps improve your blood circulation, oxygen uptake, hormonal balance, and digestion. By being more active your body’s organ systems all improve to make a healthier YOU! 

“Daily activity and exercise stress all your body’s systems to work harder and function better to maintain homeostasis, or normality within the body.”

Now on the other hand, when we are inactive the opposite effect takes place. All of our body’s systems start to down regulate, eventually losing function. As we get older, we tend to be less active and place less stress on our body to function properly. When that occurs everything slows down, to be used only when necessary, versus functioning normally all the time. You will start to see those that are inactive have hormonal, cardiovascular, and digestion problems; and they will likely blame something else, though the real problem is inactivity. If you stay active, your body maintains function. So being active daily is important throughout the entire course of your life.

For a Strong, Functional Body

One of the most important reasons to stay active daily is to maintain a strong, functional body.  A body that is able to do just as much, if not more than it was able to when you were a teenager. Remember the saying, “If you don’t use it, you lose it.”? That statement is brutally true. When we don’t constantly use our muscles, or place stress on our bodies, we start to lose everything we have already built. If we don’t constantly stress our bodies to improve, then they have no choice, but to reverse. We must be using our muscles and putting our joints through full ranges of motion daily to avoid going backwards. How many people over the age of 20 can touch their toes, or do the splits versus those that could when they were children or teens? How many people can’t do a push-up over the age of 30, yet could crank them out easy as a teen? The excuse of you are bigger now, or that you had this or that injury occur, are not good ones. As we grow we should always be improving, and the way to recover from injury is MOVEMENT. If we are always moving our body will take care of itself! The issue was that many of us stopped moving so we lost what we had built up. Well, now it is time to get it all back, and it doesn’t have to be that hard. You just have to be consistent. We need to move daily and stress our body to improve. 

“If we don’t constantly stress our bodies to improve,

then they have no choice, but to reverse.”

So what should you do? You should simply move and be active daily. Do something everyday that will help you increase your body’s function. This can be a few 10-20 minute walks throughout the day, some stretching, an exercise class, or possibly the best option is doing the Daily 30 a few times each day. The Daily 30 is simple, easy to do, and it’s very effective. It stresses your body to maintain strength, improve mobility, teaches proper movement patterns, and increases the function of your joints in order to decrease pain. It takes less than 2 minutes to complete and you can do it anywhere!

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You should do the Daily 30 a minimum of once daily, but it is best to do it multiple times throughout the day so that you are not sedentary for too long. I recommend you do it once in the morning to “wake-up” your body, a few times during the day after sitting for long periods (such as once for every hour or two you sit), before a workout as a warm-up, and at night at lease 1 hour before you go to bed. By doing it multiple times each day, you will greatly increase your activity level and improve all of your body functions! Just think, if you do it 5 times in one day, that’s 50 push-ups! When is the last time you did that many push-ups in one day? It is easy to see how great that will be for your body!

No matter what you choose to do, choose to be more active. Choose to start taking control of your health, and always keep improving! Don’t give up on your ability to get stronger and become healthier. We all can improve and need to be more active, so start today! Don’t plan to do it later, it’s not that hard. You don’t need to do anything crazy and overly time consuming, just make daily choices to be more active, regularly. If you don’t, then you will be choosing to lose all that you have built up. No matter where you start, you can improve. Now go, be active, and start changing your world!

Keep getting stronger my friends!

Strength to you,

Your STRENGTH Journey Leader

Ryan J. Mathias, CPT

Owner and Creator

MathiasMethod.com

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Bodyweight Exercises

Bodyweight Strength Training Exercises

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Exercise descriptions below!

Bodyweight exercises are meant to build strength, to move your own body through space more efficiently, and teach your joints how to move properly.

By becoming more efficient at moving your own body utilizing proper technique you will be safer while adding a load to similar movements.

Bodyweight exercises allow for a constant load in which progression is tracked through repetition and explosiveness rather than loads. To further progress you simply are able to do more repetitions or move more efficiently.

By gaining control over your body, you will not only become stronger but also move better throughout your everyday life.

Always focus on proper form while performing bodyweight exercises, as quality is more important for these than quantity. As your technique improves, so too will your ability to do more.

Do not go to failure on bodyweight exercises except for the last 1-2 sets, if at all. This will help to maintain proper form and teach proper movement patterns.

When first trying to build the strength to do a new bodyweight exercise, such as pull-ups or dips, start with doing 1-5 good repetitions rather than 10 partial reps.

Do as many sets as it takes to get to the prescribed number (10-25) resting as needed, and using a full range of motion. Even if it takes 10 sets to get to 20 reps, that is ok. Use assistance if needed but avoid using it for more than two weeks at a time.

Move with quality form and always push to do more.


Bodyweight Exercise How To’s

These are the most effective bodyweight exercises you can do to build muscle, burn fat and get stronger.

Arm and Chest Exercises

Back Exercises

Leg and Booty Exercises


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Learn how to move properly to build strength, decrease pain, prevent injury, and get fit, at home or in the gym!

Great for men, women, and children of all strength levels!

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