There are many excuses for not trying to get yourself healthier. Lack of ability to go to the gym. Can’t eat the right food. Don’t know how to do the exercises. Can’t afford a personal trainer. Don’t like working out alone. The list goes on… But the truth is, there is only one real barrier to getting fitter and healthier – you.
Whether you prefer to work out in a gym or at home, here is a simple fitness regimen you can introduce to your daily routine, even if you do already work out, and you only need one piece of equipment – your body.
All you have to do is add into your daily routine some bodyweight exercises. Simply pick a couple and do 100 each of them.
Doing this gives you some extra of muscle stimulation, gets your heart and lungs working and will allow you to stay on track with your health.
And if time is your excuse, you’ll be pleased to know that doing 100 bodyweight exercises should only take you approximately 10-20 minutes at the very most.
Here are some bodyweight exercises that you can start implementing today.
- Bodyweight Squats: Doing any type squat movement will allow you to improve your overall leg development.
- Crunches: Doing crunches will help really work your core which stabilizes you all day long.
- Pushups: Pushups can allow you to build your core strength and pectoral muscles.
- Lunges: Just like squats, lunges are a great way to really work and develop your legs.
- Planks: Planks can really help strengthen your inner core.
- Side Planks: Side planks are really great because they are more challenging than a normal plank would be.
- Pull ups or chin ups (A pull up bar is extremely cheap or just find something to do them on): Pullups are one of the most important exercises and general even if you have access to a gym. They are an excellent compound movement that should be included in any workout routine.
- Glute Bridges: Doing glute bridges will allow you to strengthen your glutes and lower back.
- Bulgarian Split Squat: Doing Bulgarian Split Squats are a very challenging version of the squat but they really isolate each leg.
- There are countless variations of these exercises as well.
So here’s the game plan: Take about 10 or 20 minutes out of your day, pick 2 or even 3 of these exercises and add them to your daily routine by doing 100 reps for each of them.
Fitness is a very important part of my life and so many people’s lives each and every day. It doesn’t have to be some complex system that requires you to work out at the gym 24/7 to complete. Start with the basics and then you will be able to continually improve and increase your health for the long run.