Body Weight Workouts
Body weight workouts are some of my favorites! This type of training can go from simple movements, to challenging your body’s strength in unbelievable ways. Not to mention, body weight routines can be done ANYWHERE, because most don’t need equipment. And if there are pieces of equipment that need to be used (ie: steps/benches/chairs/poles/etc), they can usually be found around the house or outside at parks.
With the pandemic going on, and all of us being stuck in our homes ALL day long, it can be tough to get ourselves moving. But it is more important than ever to do so.
The more sedentary we are, the more we put our health at risk for joint problems and diseases.
So, that being said, what is 20-30 minutes out of your long day? If you are utilizing some space in your home for your workouts, or heading outside in the yard, or to the park, you can get a quick and efficient resistance workout in, using just your body weight. No it’s not a gym, and no it’s not heavy lifting - but there are ways to manipulate the movements to give your muscles a different type of challenge and to help you build and maintain your strength.
There are so many ways you can challenge your body. You don’t always need weights, you just need to manipulate what you do have and start moving!
Jenna Webster, ACSM, ACE – Personal trainer specializing in empower busy women to live healthy and active lifestyles!”