Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Bodyweight workouts for beginners

Yuri Elkaim, BPHE, CK, RHN
http://fitteru.rxsportz.com

If you ever find yourself at a loss for workout ideas, don't feel like using weights or machines, or traveling, or looking for some great workouts to enjoy at home then you'll be happy to know that you've already got everything you need.

What I mean is that by simply using your bodyweight you can enjoy incredible workouts that will not only help you burn fat but sculpt and tone your body as well.

Bodyweight workouts are not only great for beginners - they can even by used by the fittest people. To this day, some of my most challenging and calorie-crunching workouts revolve around nothing more than push-up and pull-up variations, some full body cardio movements, and some great core and abdominal exercises.

I'd like to share one such workout with you. So if you're sick and tired of going to the gym and would like to try something new and fresh at home (or even while you travel) then give this bodyweight workout a shot. Believe me, it might be tougher than it looks so pace yourself.

Please note that this workout is designed for beginners so stay tuned for more advanced variations.

Bodyweight Workout Structure:

After your warm-up you will be performing a 6 exercise bodyweight circuit where you will perform as many reps as possible (where applicable) in 30 seconds. You will then rest 30 seconds before moving onto the next exercise. Repeat this circuit 2-3 times.

WARM-UP - Jogging on spot, jumping jacks (3-5 minutes)

CIRCUIT WORKOUT (30 seconds work, 30 seconds rest)

1. Y Squats

2. Plank

3. Standing Lunges

4. Side Plank

5. Hip Bridge with Leg Extension

6. Push-ups

Enjoy!

About the Author

Yuri Elkaim is a world-renowned fitness, nutrition, and weight loss expert. He is the creator Fitter U and Treadmill Trainer, author of Eating for Energy, and the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for men's soccer program at the University of Toronto. His trademarked 12-week Fitter U iPod workout program has been helping thousands of people around the world get in shape and lose weight fast without the cost and inconvenience of hiring a trainer. Go to http://fitteru.rxsportz.com now to get your FREE Fitter U workout and "How to Get Fit and Lose Weight Fast" report!

 

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