Intro to Bodyweight Fitness

Hello everyone, my name is Paul, also known
as Fortress on Youtube. I believe in maintaining a healthy lifestyle
in terms of body, mind, soul, and spirit. On my channel, I focus mostly on the health
of the body — and I don’t believe in equipment, I believe God
has designed our body to adapt to external stimuli — and gravity seems to do a pretty good job
— so that’s what I promote. Bodyweight fitness – no equipment, no spending
money, anytime, anywhere — and the result? Great health! What I enjoy the most about bodyweight fitness
is freedom. When you do bodyweight fitness – Bodyweight
fitness it gives you enough strength that you feel light as a feather and strong as
a fortress. You actually enjoy jogging or sprinting down
a field — because of how light you feel. You enjoy the sensation of doing a muscle
up because of how effortlessly you can do it… and most of all, when old age comes, you enjoy
walking on your own feet, you enjoy working in the garden, you enjoy playing with your
grandchildren without much effort. And THAT my friend is the beauty of strength
and fitness. That’s the beauty of having a healthy body. Best of all, it is free, enjoyable, and available
to all. The journey may be tough, but the outcome
is worthwhile. So, my friend, let’s take our first step towards
health — and that will make all the difference.


  1. dude this is awesome!

  2. That body? Without equipments? No gym whatsoever? How? O.O

  3. Pretty cool:-) 🙂

  4. Hey Paul nice video I have a question . How long have you been doing calisthenics ?

  5. what do you eat…as in whats your meal plan like…im totally lost on that one, what ever your eating seems to be working!

  6. By far the best bodyweight intro video i've ever seen.. Your speech is motivating by itself, especially the thing about playing with your grandchildren 😛 even the music is crisp and suits the vid 🙂

    "The Journey maybe tough,
    But the outcome is worth while"

    Well done F0rtress 😀

  7. is the song: Sound Remedy – Chiaroscuro
    or is it:        Sound Remedy – Chiaroscuro (Xenox Edit) ???

    nice video btw.

  8. Thanks for the motivation!

  9. I have a question for you, is nutrition important to you? Are you careful what you eat and do you make sure you get a certain amount of protein, do you watch you calorie/ macro intake?

  10. That's a good Video with a great Message. 😉

  11. Павел, сколько ты тренеровался, чтобы достичь такой формы, как в этом видео? Можешь ответить, если не сложно? Заранее спасибо! 🙂

  12. hey Paul, were do you make the Fortress logos.

  13. This will always be my favorite workout motivation video. It makes me want to get off my butt and do some pullups or something.

  14. I share you beliefs about body weight fitness and how God has designed us. Your videos and exercises are amazing. Keep going with it.

  15. Awesome!
    Could you make a Fortress's wall run backflip tutorial  ?
    That's very cool and lots of people wanna do that .

  16. You sir are a scholar and wise beyond your years… keep pushing my brother! Complete inspiration!

  17. Fuck God. 

  18. This is a great video. Great ideas, great examples, great voiceovers, good cinematography. Easy to follow and easy to understand. A good motivator.

  19. This is a great video. Great ideas, great examples, great voiceovers, good cinematography. Easy to follow and easy to understand. A good motivator.

  20. Religiously brainwashed fool…

  21. Great video! God answered my prayer through watching this. 😀

  22. thx for all the info and exercises ! and congrats for the advance with the channel!

  23. Can you make a video on the thing you did with the stop sing

  24. Can you make a video on the thing you did with the stop sing

  25. Paul I really admire you, you are a great example that something can be done if you really apply yourself to that. A year ago a couldnt walk  because of my diabetic neuropathy in my legs and arms. But now after I discover your videos and a healthy diet and pull ups I am totally a new person with a functional body. Thanks for being a model for us. God bless you.

  26. just money for clothes :O

  27. Man, you have inspired me a lot. IThe first video I ever watched that you made was the planche push up video and after that I couldn't stop watching your videos. i spent my birthday working out and watching your videos. I've started working out to get strong and as you said feel light and I'm getting results. Keep it up and please do never quit! The Fortress is like a new religion to me now 😀


  29. Curious how you'd differentiate between soul and spirit.

  30. Great video…respect

  31. Watching this video before every workout to keep me motivated, you are such an inspiration man. Ditched the weights for bodyweight fitness 🙂

  32. That video would have been so much better without you mentioning "god".

  33. awesome video man

  34. Cool vid

  35. you know im a small guy 5'4 and only weight 105lbs and i feel worthless in the gym xD but when it comes to body weight exercises.. lets just say nobody but me in the gym can do muscle ups like i can 

  36. this was uploaded on my birthday…  i feel special 😀

  37. Thank you Paul, this is awesome
    See you at the finish !

  38. Great video Paul!! I recommend using lower exposure compensation on the camera to get some more shadows and look more ripped and it will not look that overexposed.Otherwise I respect everything you're doing!!!!!

  39. I just saw you for the first time in a video made 2011, really amazing to see how youve expanded since then, great job man, keep up the good work, truly inspiring!

  40. Great inspiration and message Paul! 

  41. This guy seems to know a lot about science for being so religious..

  42. Hey fortress , what was your bodyfat % when you were shooting this video? Its really well sculpted 🙂

  43. You are an inspiration man !
    Keep it up, people like us need people like you who step up and do this ! I'm also a Christian and believe how god made our body to adapt in this way.

  44. what is the name of the song?

  45. You seem like a very nice guy! I wish I had your physic.

  46. Great message and wise for your years. I've been doing bodyweight training for many many years and I love it. Keep up the good work.

  47. Great video! Thank's Paul! I'll share!

  48. That just inspired me. Thank you Paul.

  49. Jut gave me inspiration

  50. definitely like the message you sent through this video. I am having to start back with the basics ever since my motorcycle accident. Have to say that this inspires me greatly.

  51. Thanks for da motivation!!!

  52. Awesome video! Huge fan of yours. @Fortress 

  53. when you bench, you are using gravity man…

  54. 'I don't believe in equipment' but uses pull up bars…

  55. Everyday 🙂 my life 🙂

  56. I enjoyed your video.

  57. "I believe God has designed our body to adapt  to external stimuli" Great sentence , very good 😀

  58. great video! Can someone tell me what is the 'orange accessory' used to hang the pull up bar with the circular pole? does this accessory has a name because I want to buy one. 

  59. Паша , когда ты уже начнешь выкладывать новые видео?

  60. You could pass as Angus T. Jones! =)

  61. I love how inspirational this video and message is. Day 1 here we go. Thank you Fortress

  62. Thank you man,this is more than a regular video ! 

  63. It's been a year since this video came out. Still motivational! Going to pick up Bodyweight Fitness VERY soon! 

  64. hey man, i used to really like this channel until all the religious stuff started getting added in. 
    i mean, i know it's not really a main focus of the channel from what i have seen, but personally…
    i would remove the cross from the logo, and avoid using terms like "god" unless you throw in other terms like "higher power" or even science. just to spread the ideology to a larger demographic. personally i would only let close family and friends know of my specific religious beliefs.

    this is just me voicing my opinion.   

  65. Um, what exactly is the difference between soul and spirit? Pretty sure they are the same thing. It almost made u sound really cool tho. Almost.

  66. I may not agree on the god part but hey each to their own right. This is one of the best training motivation videos i've ever seen. Great work bud!

  67. Best motivation ever

  68. Best motivation ever… Paul you are awesome.

  69. "Light as a Feather,
    Strong as a Fortress"

  70. Great video, thank you for your positive energy.

    Blessings and Love,

  71. Ты ещё и на английском такое же видео снял!!!

  72. God bless you.

    JK god doesn't exist 😀

  73. i think those who do calisthenics because it's natural should also sleep in caves and go working in the fields and not read, because books are created by men

  74. Привет! Как долго учил английский?

  75. the way you talk is so amazing. it gives me more the things that i need

  76. bro do you wear a hemp shirt in this video from hempage ? cause i got the same haha

  77. Someone has gone to the trouble of posting an internet page pondering if Fortress is a natural athlete ie a non drug taking fitness guru!!! Clearly has far too much time on his/her hands.

  78. And I believe that God has given us large brains so that we can design and construct equipment that offers greater strength and power improvements than calisthenics.

  79. Great Video! Your speech really got me!

  80. Great video and a true inspiration. Keep doing what you're doing.

  81. This video is my pre-workout

  82. Great video got me motivated

  83. Иуда

  84. Hey Paul,

    Have you ever tried kung fu or another form of martial arts? If you like bodyweight training, you'll like kung fu — even more so than bodyweight training, martial arts place an emphasis on the spiritual development of the practicioner.

    Great video; keep up the good work ;)!

  85. respect for Saint Paul

  86. Great video, splendid. Very inspiring!

  87. Great inspiration, I def concur in body training.

  88. I don't beleave in God but you are right! Respect!

  89. Wouldn't barbells count as external stimuli?

  90. I'm 42, former martial artist but now much less active, would it work for me? Where to start in your channel? Regards 🙂

  91. еблан

  92. Great video man

  93. Who is watching this in 2017

  94. Who cares what anyone says, Jesus is the ☝. God Bless bro, in His name

  95. Daily routine

  96. This guy is natural bar brothers no

  97. anyone else missing Fortress?

  98. best results 💪👍 I got ripped strong sturdy in one month the basic workout twice a week for an hour, I didnt do alot extreme work out session all u need to start of 100 pushup
    100 sit-up
    50 dips 50 pull-ups 20 minutes of shadow boxing for won't get muscle tension like that get good agility and movement, with a good metabolism i eat alot I didn't get fat I burn food like nothing 6 meals in a day I won't get fat an my energy level was high when ever I hear ppl talk about diet lazy ppl Don't wanna work out

  99. :'( i miss

  100. This video is the reason I started working out 6-7 years ago. I now have the body I loathed for when I was in 7th grade and was motivated by this guys passion, without this video I probably wouldn't have the body I have now. Let alone be the person I am now. Thank you

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