50 Best Bodyweight Exercises For Every Part Of The Body
In July, I started working with a personal trainer again at Lifetime Fitness. At 57, I'm having more fun than I did when I trained in my 30's and 40's! All of the hard work I've put in over the past 2 years with weight loss (47 pounds) and a disciplined commitment to strength training and cardio have paid off because I'm more advanced now and able to ADD in a lot of NEW exercises to my routine.
Recently, I was approached and asked to share this article (plus the accompanying videos) with you ladies. I've truncated the article so you get the gist of information. Please click here to access the full article that has lots of helpful information.
Pro tip from my trainer: Form always comes first. Master your form versus focusing on heavy weights and/or too many reps for long-term success.
Bodyweight exercises and workout routines are an excellent vehicle to help you reach your health and fitness goals; and all, without a single barbell, dumbbell or kettlebell in sight. You can complete the majority of these exercises and sessions without ever crossing the threshold of your front door. Whether you want to improve your strength, muscular endurance or just simply want to stay healthy, then what follows will most definitely be of interest.
Even if you are an avid gym goer, then these 50 exercises are still relevant to you. Bodyweight training is a brilliant way of making fitness gains without some of the physical stress which comes with traditional weight based resistance work. Compound movements like the barbell squat, bench press and deadlift, put an incredible amount of force through your joints; in particular the spine. Why not swap in some equally challenging bodyweight exercises to mix it up a bit and keep your body guessing. Remember, there will also be times when you simply can’t get access to a gym. Whether you’re away on holiday or for business, then it’s always a good idea to have a few workout routines up your sleeve that you can do in your hotel room or by the pool.
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