Bodyweight Only Exercises
Bodyweight Only Exercises That Can Replace Your Gym Membership
Bodyweight only exercises used to get quite a bit of a bad rap in the past, but are now starting to gain the much-deserved recognition they deserve as some of the best exercises you can do.
The best bodyweight only exercises will not only help you pack on pound after pound of lean muscle mass, but they also help you literally melt fat from your body with next to no extra effort whatsoever.
Obviously, you’re going to want to know exactly which of these exercises you should be taking advantage of on a regular basis and how to combine them all together to create the ultimate body weight exercise plan – but that’s what we are going to try and help you out with below.
The Ultimate Bodyweight Only Workout Is as Simple as Can Be
Believe it or not, one of the biggest advantages to going forward with bodyweight only exercises is that you aren’t going to have to memorize 100 different movements to target each different muscle group to get results.
Instead, you’re going to be able to use maybe 10 or 12 different bodyweight only exercises in a full circuit, hitting absolutely every muscle in your body along the way (including ones that isometric and compound movements with traditional weights would have ignored completely) to give you the kind of body you’ve always dreamed of.
Keep your bodyweight only exercises simple on purpose.
It All Starts by Jumping Rope
Far and away one of the most versatile and impactful bodyweight only exercises out there, you’re going to want to try and start every single workout with is a bit of jump rope.
At first, you’re probably going to think that jump rope is a game for children – at least until you try and go two or three minutes solid doing nothing but skipping up and down while jumping rope.
That first time you attempt to make it two or three minutes will teach you exactly why world-class boxers, MMA fighters, and elite level athletes all over the world jump rope every chance they get. It’s a grueling workout for something so simple and so straightforward, and is going to light up every single major muscle group from your head to your toes.
Flirt with Push-Ups but Fall in Love with Pull-Ups
Push-ups are probably the most popular bodyweight only exercises on the planet, and a lot of that has to do with the fact that they are so easy to do and you can perform them pretty much anywhere and everywhere you find yourself.
And though you’re definitely going to want to incorporate push-ups into any bodyweight only workout you’re serious about, you’re also going to need to make sure that you do an opposing kind of movement with pull-ups along the way.
Push/pull is a major “commandment” in the bodyweight only exercising world, and pulling is far more important and valuable. Pulling is going to work out all of your stabilizing muscles, really hitting your back, your core, your shoulders, and your arms while also targeting your chest – something that even the most heavily modified push-ups cannot accomplish.
Flirt with push-ups (do them a couple of days a week), but fall in love with pull-ups (do them every opportunity you get).