The value of bodyweight exercise is underestimated.
Anybody can include body weight exercises into their daily regimen, no matter how much experience you have! Whether your a fitness freak or you have just started in the fitness game, whether you’re a member at a gym or not, get some bodyweight exercises in your fitness programme!
So, what are the benefits of body weight exercises?
- No time wasting:
Ask someone why they don’t exercise, and chances are they have “no time” or it’s “inconvenient.” Luckily bodyweight exercises eliminate those common obstacles ;). Build strength and endurance, gain muscle, get ‘toned’ and firm WITHOUT investing hours of time a week. A short, full body routine that includes sets of exercises like lunges, squats, press-ups, planks, with short breaks in between, can build muscle very efficiently. Everyone has 15 minutes a day… right?
- You wont break your bank balance:
Bodyweight training requires no special equipment or training gear, which means that you can do it anywhere and any time! They are FREE! Wooo! Who needs to pay £20-£50 a month for a gym? You can do bodyweight exercises outdoors or at home! Another excuse ticked off ;)…. NEXT!
- Improvement in your balance and flexibility:
Relying on only your body to workout also improves balance and flexibility. A full body routine engages your core muscles and improves strength!
- Safe to do regardless of experience, age or fitness level!
Bodyweight exercises are great because they’re easily modified to challenge anyone. Adding extra reps, performing the exercises tempo faster or slower, taking shorter breaks, or adding a ballistic movement (like a clap at the top of each push-up) are just a few ways to make the simplest workout tougher.
THE ONLY REQUIREMENT NEEDED = your mindset to be switched on, the excuses out the window and a programme to follow!
HERE ARE SOME BODYWEIGHT EXERCISES YOU CAN DO ANYWHERE:
UPPER BODY: Press Ups (knees, full, claps)
LOWER/FULL BODY: Squats (jump squats, pulses, holds)
LOWER BODY: Lunge (jumps, lunge walks, alternating pulses)
CORE/FULL BODY: (hands to elbows, 1 min holds, mountain climbers)
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Getting fit doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive. Simple bodyweight exercises can be your go to if you want to improve your strength, flexibility, and overall health so GO AND GET IT! I’ll be right behind you!