Best Bodyweight Exercises

Before we dive into the bodyweight exercises, let’s see some of the benefits of bodyweight exercises. They are as follows :

Advantages of bodyweight workout:

  1. They are basically Free : You have to only pay for pull-up bar or similar accessible piece of equipment, but other than that, bodyweight exercises come free of cost.
  2. You can Perform Bodyweight Exercises Pretty much Anywhere : Do you have enough room in your home or apartment to stretch your arms and legs? If so, then you have enough room to do bodyweight workout program.
  3. They actually Work Pretty Well : Want to prevent injury? Build muscle? Develop technique? Retain a tight figure? Well, bodyweight workouts are one way to do it.
  4. Improve Both Range of Motion and Centre of Gravity : Flexibility and balance are two things no self-respecting fitness freak should be without. These exercises can improve both of these fundamental components. You do the math.

Best Bodyweight Exercises for Muscle Building

  1. Push-up : A timeless classic if there ever was one, the mighty push-up is also quite effortless to execute. Start with: 3-5 sets of 10-20 reps. Muscles Targeted : pectorals, deltoids, biceps, triceps

2. Burpees :

Putting a gym session’s worth of fitness into one choice workout, this bonafide calorie-burner targets muscles all over the body. Let’s get into it:

  • Keeping your feet shoulder-width apart, assume the squat position until your thighs are parallel to the floor
  • Place your hands on the floor and kick your legs out until you’re in the push-up position
  • Push up until your arms are straight and then tuck your legs back into the squat position
  • Drive through at the heels and jump six inches off the floor
  • Repeat. Muscles targeted: arms, chest, quads, glutes, hamstrings, abs

3. Handstand push-ups :

Definitely not for beginners, this Exercise builds a serious amount of shoulder strength, in fact it builds whole upper body strength(particularly shoulders). Plus, it looks cool.

4. Pull-Ups :

One of the best bodyweight exercises to build muscle, the wide-grip pull-up is certainly a challenge, no matter how strong you are. Additionally, it also serves as a full body workout at home fitness fanatics can perform practically anywhere.

5. Squats :

Good for building muscle, increasing strength, improving hip mobility, and burning fat, the traditional squat is a bodyweight workout essential. Here’s how to do it:

  • Set your feet shoulder-width apart, with your toes slightly facing outward
  • Pull in your lower abs and keep your eyes forward
  • Slowly bend at the knees and lower your body, keeping your heels flat on the floor
  • Pause at the bottom before pushing back up to the starting position
  • Repeat

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