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You can try the trendiest of routines, buy the best of equipment and dabble with the fanciest of gadgets; but sometimes simple is what’s best for the workout you really need. Bodyweight exercises, which involve using the weight of your own body to create resistance (think: pushups, sit-ups, squats and other classics), are not only versatile and easy to do, they’re ideal for anyone looking to build strength, improve tone or increase balance without having to leave the comfort of home.
A bodyweight workout can be done anywhere, any time, and it’s especially helpful for exercising out more than one muscle group at once. Adding just a few - or all - of the following moves also is a great way to increase the intensity of your regular workout. Here are eight of the best ones to try:
Tip: Maintain core muscle engagement throughout the movement and make sure to keep your front heel in contact with the ground as you begin and end each lunge movement.
If you can’t do a full pull-up, no worries! Just start with hanging on the pull-up bar. By doing this you are building strength in your grip and shoulders.
Tip: Try to keep the focus on keeping shoulder blades level and not around your neck.
Use the dip/raise machine for this exercise
Tip: Make sure grip pads are well under your arm pits and that your grip is strong.
For a modified version, instead of keeping your legs straight throughout the movement, keep your knees bent at a 90-degree angle throughout the bodyweight exercise.
Tip: Make sure not to round the back at the top of the exercise, this will cause strain on the lower back.
Tip: Keep your torso strong and stiff during the exercise and head in alignment with your body with eyes to the floor.
Tip: Concentrate on controlling the movement and landing softly.
These one-legged squats are great for the core, balance, legs and glutes.
Tip: if you find yourself off balance when starting this exercise, begin by balancing on one leg until you can stand on one leg for 30 seconds.
Tip: For a challenge try doing these with one leg extended straight out.Read more
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