Some people only do body weight exercises because they are afraid of “bulking up” from lifting too much weight. Others don’t do body weight exercises because “it doesn’t do anything.”
Unfortunately both side are WRONG!
Everyone should incorporate body weight exercises into their health routine in my opinion.
Body weight exercises allow you to check in with your form and make sure you are using correct posture during movements. It also brings you back to basics. As you move through your health journey you change physically, mentally and emotionally. Every small adaptation that happens on a cellular level changes how you sit, stand, carry your weight, etc. coming back to basics regularly, allows your new body to move through proper body functions and reduces the potential for bad, injury causing habits to form.
Body weight exercises are also travel conducive. If you can’t get to the gym, or are out of town and the hotel “gym” is less than ideal, you can bust these out and know you’re getting a quality workout without any hassle.
Here are 5 of my go-to body weight exercises:
At first sight these can seem real basic and simple, but they are the building blocks for many other things and can always be leveled up. I’ve added some videos to show some progressions, the possibilities are endless!
As always use your head if you plan on starting or changing your workout lifestyle. If you have a lot of health concerns check with your doctor first, if something hurts STOP! 🛑 Make sure you are hydrated and getting in plenty of nutrient dense foods!!
I’ll see you on the other side!!!👊