When you’re training at home, at first, it might seem like your workouts will be limited without access to any special equipment. While bodyweight workouts are simple and convenient, don’t let this fool you into thinking a workout is going to be easy.
Bodyweight training is just as effective in providing you with a challenging and enjoyable workout. Not only do bodyweight workouts offer a variety of benefits, but you can also perform every movement from your living room, bedroom, or backyard.
Here are just some of the benefits of bodyweight training:
1. Effective interval training, including both cardio and strength.
In a bodyweight workout, it’s easy to switch between cardio and strength exercises, creating a high-intensity, heart rate-raising interval workout. Cardio-based exercises like running, burpees, and jumping jacks will elevate your heart rate, while exercises like pushups, situps, and squats build strength. And because you don’t have any equipment to worry about, the transitions between exercises happen quickly, making for an efficient, challenging workout.
2. Challenge yourself at any fitness level.
Another benefit of bodyweight workouts is that you can modify them to meet your fitness level. If you’re just getting back into working out, there’s a bodyweight workout for you. If your goal is to maintain or increase your fitness level, there’s a workout for you, as well. You or your instructor can modify bodyweight workouts to add or decrease reps, rounds, or exercises.
3. Increase your core strength and improve flexibility.
If you’re not used to bodyweight workouts, you might discover that it’s more challenging than you expected. You’ll find new movements to try that will challenge your body in different ways. You’ll build more core strength and improve your flexibility by working through a full range of motion. The benefit is an improvement to your overall health and daily life.
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