The 3 Best Bodyweight Exercises for Losing Fat
Bodyweight exercises are becoming more and more popular because they work and they can be done anywhere. You use them to build strength, lose weight, and get in top overall condition.
Yes, doing cardio is something you need to add to your routine, as well as following a nutritional diet, but that alone won’t help you reach your goals. Trying adding these 3 kick-butt bodyweight exercises you can do anytime, anywhere to burn fat, stay energized, and avoid overeating.
Bodyweight exercises help you burn fat shockingly fast, without any
1) Any Single-Leg Exercise
The pistol (single-leg squat to the floor) is the most advanced
1-leg exercise. But you can also do assisted single-leg squats with
a band, or onto a bench, or even with a Stability Ball between your
back and the wall.
If you aren’t ready for single-leg squats, you can use Bulgarian
Split Squats, Reverse Lunges, regular split squats, or lying 1-leg
hip bridges if you are a beginner.
2) Decline Push-ups
These are harder than normal pushups, thanks to your elevated feet.
And in this position, you can still use a close-grip to fatigue
your triceps, a “piked-hip position” to build your shoulders, or
even the Spiderman leg motion to work on your abs.
3) Bodyweight Inverted Rows
I choose these over chinups and pullups because bodyweight rows let
your chest rest, while your back is strengthened. It’s the perfect
compliment to a pushup.
Do 8-12 repetitions per exercise. Don’t rest between exercises. Go
through the circuit up to 3 times, resting 1 minute after each circuit.
For a once-per-month challenge, do each exercise to failure in your
final round through the circuit.
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About the Author
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