About Partha

 

Hi everyone and welcome to My Bodyweight Exercises website. Exercise has been a passion of mine since a very early age. I played a number of sports as a youngster, and I would often hone my skills on my own, both before and after school.

I’ll admit I took a long break from playing sports and exercising in general from the age of 18, as I had discovered “other” things that gave me pleasure in my life.

However, the thrill and feel-good factor that come with exercising and working out never really left me, and after a few years I started working diligently on my fitness and nutrition once again. I basically wanted to be healthy and look good too.

This website is about me giving something back.

The Story About Me and Exercise

After a few years away from exercising I will still in fairly good shape (a good foundation I guess), but as with most guys in their twenties, I wanted to be big and I wanted fantastic looking muscles.

So, I obviously signed up for a gym membership and started my “adult journey” with exercise.

After an initial consultation, I made my way around the gym and made my own workout program. Looking back now it’s scary to think that anyone left me to my own devices in a gym.

For the first year, my plan consisted of mainly of “working out” (and I use that term loosely) for 5 days a week. I typically spent about 40 minutes on various cardio machines and the another 40 minutes working “chest” and “biceps”“.

I started to make friends in the gym and would often workout with others, and slowly but surely I was introduced to the fact that I also had “legs”, “back”, “shoulders”, “triceps”, “core”, and who knew a “cardiovascular system”.

Over the years, I honed my skills, I read, I researched, I took in every bit of information that I possibly could about exercise and nutrition.

It Wasn’t All Plain Sailing

I did have a major setback in 2004, approximately 4 years into my “gym career” when I managed to herniate 2 discs in my spine on the lower left-side. No permanent damage thankfully.

After a few months of rest and recuperation I headed back to the gym armed with so much more knowledge and no-how I just couldn’t wait to get started.

I was always going back to the weights, but I started out building the basics again through bodyweight exercises.

And even though I still to this day lift weights every week, I have a special place in my heart, a certain love and respect, for bodyweight exercises. In fact, I devote at least 2 days a week solely to bodyweight training, often more

I will be discussing both bodyweight and resistance training, as well as nutrition, on my website.

How Can I Help You?

Twenty years down the line, I’ve become the “go-to” person in my gym when it comes to asking for advice and tips.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not one of those annoying people who follow you around bellowing orders or telling you where you’re going wrong.

But it has been widely accepted, if you want to know something, “Ask Partha”. My head is full of all sorts of weird and wonderful information.

In fact, quite often, many of the personal trainers (who I now class as friends) have sought advice, and we often workout together as well.

I now want to share many of the things I have learned over the years with you.

If you ever need a hand or have any questions, feel free to leave them below and I will be more than happy to help you out.

All the best,

Partha

Founder of My Bodyweight Exercises

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3 thoughts on “About Partha”

  1. These are interesting questions and answers. I have had some inner elbow pain from curls on occasion and wondered why. I exercise with weights mostly to maintain and to fight the muscle loss that seems to accelerate with aging. Thank you for your honesty and your interesting topics.

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  2. Hello, I have read a lot of articles on your site and I find all the advice and articles superb! But I have a question for you; would it work if i made a habit of starting at 100 push-ups a day? And increase gradually but quietly? And 3 times a week have a program of pull-ups and legs? Sincerely, Luigi.

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    • Hey Luigi,

      Firstly, thank you very much for your kind words, it’s very much appreciated.

      Okay, when it comes to the basic bodyweight exercises, such as push ups, pull ups and squats, your training will depend on your starting point and what you want to achive.

      What I mean by this is that if you want to build muscle, but you can already do 20 push ups, 20 pull ups, and 50 bodyweight squats in a row, you’ll have difficulty.

      Basically, once you’re performing more than 15 reps of any exercise you will be training for muscular endurance, so you’ll get much fitter and more conditioned, but you won’t get any bigger.

      Plus, when looking to build muscle, you’ll need to eat more calories than you’re burning.

      Next, if you want to get stronger, then you’ll need to keep your sets to about 3-5 reps, so this will usually mean that you need to add some additional weight to the exercises or simply make them harder.

      What you can do Luigi is email me at partha@mybodyweightexercises.com

      Let me know your age, height, weight, your exercise experience, and what equipment you have available. Also let me know what it is you are specifically training for – Do you want to get stronger? Do you want to build muscle and get bigger? Do you want to get fitter and more athletic?

      Once you let me know these details I’ll be better equipped to advise you.

      Thanks once again Luigi and I look forward to hearing from you.

      Partha

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