Can't go to the gym to exercise? No gym equipment at home? Well, you really have nothing to worry about. You can continue reaching your fitness goals at the comforts of your home with nothing but yourself and your sheer determination.
Did you know that there are a lot of benefits by doing workouts with your body weight? Aside from allowing you to exercise practically anywhere, here are other benefits that you can get from exercising using your body weight:
It's Challenging and Effective
While most people don't believe that you can improve your strength and build muscles using your body weight, it's effective and challenging especially if you do intense bodyweight training.
So, why is it effective? Because this type of exercise demands you to give everything that you've got.
No Equipment Needed
Sure, we love using kettlebells, barbells, and dumbbells when exercising (they're good investments for a home gym set-up), but you can't really take them with you especially when you are traveling either for work or leisure. But if you can't bring any equipment with you, there's still nothing to worry about because working out with your body weight requires no equipment at all.
No more reasons not to work out, especially with our current situation where every gym is closed (for our safety).
Fats Are Burned Fast (Super Fast)
Summer is just around the corner, and once everything about the pandemic is gone, we sure want to flaunt our beach bod. And luckily, even if the gyms are close, you can continue with your fitness goal by doing an intense interval bodyweight training.
This intense interval training has a high afterburn effect; in other words, your body continues to burn calories for hours even after your workout.
It Can Improve Your Balance
It's really hard to improve your balance, but there are plenty of bodyweight exercises that target balance such as jump lunges and single-leg squats.
So Many Options to Choose From
Bored of doing the same fitness routine over and over again? Well, just so you know, that is never the case with bodyweight exercises because you have plenty of routines to choose from. While everyone is familiar with the classic plank, push-ups, and squats, they have plenty of variations for you to execute.
Enjoy your workout!