With the ever growing importance of fitness there are many ways to come up with excuses of why not to try 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. Needing a personal trainer. Don’t like working out alone. Too many people are in the gym… The list can go on and on.
Whether you want to work out in a gym or at home, there is easily one fitness regimen you can add to your routine even if you work out. You don’t need any equipment or have to be in a special location like a gym. What is this you may ask?
All you have to do is add into your daily routine some bodyweight exercises. Pick a couple and do 100 each of them.
Doing this gives you some extra bit of muscle stimulation and it will allow you to stay on track with your health.
Doing 100 bodyweight exercises would 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 you are working 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.