Bodyweight training is a great way to strengthen your core. It also promotes heart health, improves your circulatory and respiratory systems, burns fat and calories and promotes overall health. And since there is no equipment needed to get started, you do not have to purchase an expensive gym membership or home fitness equipment. This form of exercise can be customized for anyone, including your unique situation.
What Exactly Is Bodyweight Training?
Body weight training uses your body to create resistance, instead of weights or equipment. If you have ever performed a push-up or pull-up, you have experienced bodyweight training. By performing different exercises which stress your muscles and elevate your heart rate, and doing so quickly with little rest between repetitions and sets, you burn fat and calories efficiently while developing a strong, healthy body.
How Can I Get Started?
While you can purchase equipment (pull-up bar, exercise mat, dumbbell set) that complements bodyweight exercises, you need nothing more than your own body to begin. You will need a large enough area to comfortably move from one exercise to the next safely. And you should wear loose, comfortable clothing. But those requirements and a little guidance are all you need to experience the efficient muscle building and toning benefits that bodyweight exercises deliver.
Simple Bodyweight Beginners Workout
Here is a very basic bodyweight workout for beginners. At first glance, it may appear to be extremely easy. But don’t be fooled. When you perform these exercises with little or no rest between them, your session can become very challenging.
If you do not feel you are pushed hard enough,