The 5 Bodyweight Exercises You Need To Get In Shape

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The 5 Bodyweight Exercises You Need To Get In Shape

I am a massive fan of bodyweight exercises and combining them in various ways to form some pretty intense workouts.

It’s been at least 5 years or so since I have set foot inside a gym, and I prefer it that way!

For years I was backpacking, and never really wanted to sign up for some sort of gym membership, so I would always just try out new bodyweight exercises and see what works.

And the beauty of all these types exercises is that you can literally do them anywhere!

Your hotel room, your AirBnB apartment, the park, an open parking space, anywhere!

This post contains 5 bodyweight exercises that really do work your cardio and your muscles intensely and effectively.

The 5 Best Bodyweight Exercises You Need To Do

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Exercise #1: Burpess

Burpees are the ultimate bodyweight exercise.

No matter how fit you are or think you are, burpees are the one exercise that will bring you straight back to Earth extremely quickly.

The compound movements involved increase your heart rate and improves your stamina tremendously!

Burpees pretty much target every single major muscle group in your body, and will help you become functionally fit in a short space of time.


Exercise #2: Body Squats

Body squats are a great exercise targeting your lower body and core region.

You don’t need weights to actually benefit from squats, and when your form is correct, the results are great.


Exercise #3: Jump Rope

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One of my favourite exercises which can be done literally anywhere on the planet, jumping rope is something everyone needs to implement in their journey towards healthier lives.

By just doing 10 – 20 minutes of jump rope a day, you can improve your fitness levels in a big way and shed off those unwanted pounds.

Jump rope is awesome to do as a workout on its own, as a warm up, or even in between other bodyweight exercises.


Exercise #4: Jumping Lunges

Jumping lunges are a better alternative to the regular, static lunges.

You still work the same leg muscles as regular lunges, but you now are engaging muscles that stabilise the core and hips, and are even improving your ankle stability.


Exercise #5: Planks

Often people who do a lot of traditional sit-ups or crunches say that they get sore backs.

A plank has been proven to be a better alternative to normal crunches as a ab workout, and really does strengthen your entire core!

Try do them for at least 30 to 60 seconds at a time.



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