Body weight exercises to stay fit and healthy

body weight exercises to stay fit and healthy

It is well-known fact that exercise is very important to stay fit. The Majority of people believe that spending long hours in the gym is very important to stay fit but there is no truth in it. You can easily practice plenty of exercises at home by using your body weight. If you are regular gym visitor and want to take a break then this exercise is very effective for you as it helps to maintain muscle mass.

Here are the exercises which you can perform using body weight:

1) Pushup

The pushups are one of the best exercises. The pushups are very effective for building chest and triceps. They can be easily performed anywhere and have the same benefit like bench press.

2) Squat

Practicing squats without weight is a great exercise for your quads, hamstrings, glutes and calves. If enough reps of body weight are performed it will challenge your core and escalates the heart rate. to attain better results also incorporate variations including squat holds, wall sits or single legged squats.

3) Plank

The plank not only work on the core section of your body but it also strengthens your back shoulders, arms, chest and glutes. It is effective for such muscles group because it works hard to stabilise you in plank position. Moreover, keep hips, shoulders straight so, it works hard on your core.

4) Crab Walk

This exercise targets your triceps, core and glutes. It is important to keep your hips lifted off the floor for the duration of the exercise.

5) Burpees

This is one of the best exercises as it works on the upper body and lower body at the same time. Moreover, the burpees combine cardio and strength into one exercise.

Meanwhile, a good body weight workout includes exercises for legs, back, core and upper body. It is very important to add cardio element. Practice this exercises regularly and you will realise that you do not need the gym.

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