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Can you build muscle with bodyweight exercises?

Yes, the key to building muscle is time under tension and experiencing micro tears within the muscle group. For example if a person does a 100 Squats in a row the amount of time it takes the person to perform 100 squats is going to fatigue the leg muscles enough for these micro tears to happen with-in the muscle group in this case the legs. At PB Fitness we are an outdoor gym in San Diego’s pacific beach, we give the members the opportunity to take muscle group specific workouts, performing exercises with weight and with only bodyweight.

What exercises can you do without equipment?

There are many exercises that can be performed without equipment. These exercises are best known as body weight exercises. Body weight exercises are movements performed using only your body weight. Here at PB Fitness a vast majority of our workouts are written using equipment as well as with no equipment.

What are the 10 best exercises?

There are a plethora of exercises and combinations when it comes to working out. Here at PB Fitness we have a wide array of exercises we like to implement each week with our workouts:

  • Jumping Jacks
  • Body-weight squats
  • High knees
  • Butt kickers
  • Jump squats
  • Plank
  • Assisted pull-up
  • Box jumps
  • Weighted lunges
  • TRX row

We Are Also A Personal Training Gym 

How do you exercise outside?

There are many ways to exercise outside. Here at PB Fitness we are an outdoor personal training gym so all our workouts are done outside by certified fitness professionals. The best way to exercise outside, especially in a personal training gym such as PB Fitness, is to have a lot of fun with it. Enjoy the sun and workout with a group of like minded individuals. After, keep the outside exercise going by going hiking, rock climbing, or even a small jog around the neighborhood.

What is the best outdoor exercise?

The best outdoor exercise is the one that is the most fun to the individual. Exercising should be about challenging the body by putting it through movements which are challenging, but also fun. Hiking is a very popular outdoor exercise that is done by many.

Why are personal trainers worth the money?

Personal trainers are worth the money because they do more than just give out workouts. Here at PB Fitness our trainers not only provide training guidance, but a plethora of fitness trainings as well. This includes anywhere from nutritional guidance to the accountability one needs to reach their fitness goals. Our personal trainers will provide you with a variety of fitness programs designed to either help you with weight loss, or just get better at the pull up bars.  That being said, the value our trainers provide is first-class. The value itself is worth the money.

What are the benefits of exercising outdoors?

The benefits of exercising outdoors are many. From getting extra vitamin D from the sun to not staying stationary for an extended period of time. Outdoor exercise also promotes improved mood and reduced depression. Being out in the open provides a mental health boost that one cannot get in an indoor gym. On top of that it is very low cost to workout outside.

How do HIIT workouts work?

HIIT workouts is an abbreviation that stands for High Intensity Interval Training. This is a type of exercise that is commonly done outdoors in a boot camp style of working out. The way they work is in a given amount of time, through short bursts, you are to give one hundred percent of effort.

How many times per week should you do HIIT training?

However, there is no need to do HIIT training everyday of the week here at PB Fitness we recommend somewhere between HIIT training 2-3 times per week.

When should you do HIIT training?

HIIT training is typically done after weight training because doing HIIT before weight training can mess up your lifting form.

What are examples of HIIT training?

Some examples of HIIT training include performing a list of 5 exercises at a minute interval each and repeating that twice. There are many ways to go about HIIT training. Another way is called a Tabata which is a type of HIIT that has shorter work periods as well as shorter rest periods.

Is HIIT better than cardio?

There are many boot camps here in Pacific Beach that utilize HIIT training. The reason being is that HIIT is way better than cardio. There are studies that say that the afterburn after a HIIT workout is way more than that of a regular cardio session.

Is HIIT good for beginners?

HIIT is great for beginners. It gives ample opportunity for the individual to try and become familiar with a plethora of exercises within a short period of time.

Kettlebell Gym Pacific Beach

What do Kettlebells do for your body?

Kettlebells provide many benefits for your body which includes incorporating more of your core. Exercises that include squats, lunges, and push-ups.

Is using a kettlebell a good workout?

A kettlebell used in proper fashion can add weight and resistance to almost any for of exercise you do. In turn, it provides a great workout which can be done virtually almost anywhere. From the gym to parks of Pacific Beach, kettlebells can be a great addition to your workouts.

Is a 10 minute kettlebell workout effective?

Yes, a 10 minute kettlebell workout can be highly effective. The added weight and resistance can make an individual burn more calories with the same amount of time that they would have performing the workout without a kettlebell.

Our Outdoor Gym Pacific Beach San Diego, CA

Our gym is conveniently located on Cass street between Wibut and Loring. Cass street is a an all access street that can take you directly to Bird Rock or Mission Bay, both neighborhoods located in San Diego, CA. If you’re ever feeling famished after our workouts you can also visit the Thai restaurant located right next to us, Hot or Not Thai, or Java Earth Cafe


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