Body weight training is exactly what it sounds like: exercise using your body weight. … Effective body weight exercises can be done for all areas of the body and to address specific or general training or recovery goals. And they’re great for all people of all ages, even some with mobility issues.
Body weight training — using only your body weight for resistance — can be an effective type of strength training and a good addition to your fitness program. The resistance training effect you get from using your body weight can be as effective as training with free weights or weight machines.