Let’s give a huge welcome to body weight training for 2017! An underestimated workout compared to its competitors like dead lifting, spinning and more. Body weight training is making a strong comeback in the new year, proving it CAN get you shredded, blast fat, build strength & basically help you achieve your fitness goals – whatever they may be.
According to Health; body weight training’s popularity is a result of no equipment being required, it’s relatively easy to learn, modifiable to suit any ability level, and most importantly, it can be done anywhere! Some classic moves include push ups, pull-ups, squats, lunges, and planks, just to name a few.
Keep in mind, the key to using this type of training in order to get the best results is to perform each body weight exercise in quick progressions. This means you have to perform each move for at least 30 seconds and then follow it with another body weight exercise either focused on the same body part or another e.g air squats to jump squats. Depending on your fitness level, you can complete an entire circuit of workouts between 10-12 minutes, and then rest for maximum three minutes after.
Not sure how to create a workout routine using only body weight exercises? We have you covered! See below for one of our favorite body weight training WOD’S created for use anywhere at anytime.