Bodyweight exercises are one of the most useful and versatile forms of exercise you can add to your routine. All bodyweight workouts typically involve compound movements, which use multiple muscle groups at the same time, and are typically done in a fast-paced manner, which leads to more overall calorie-burning.
By their very nature, bodyweight exercises can be done anywhere and anytime. There's zero equipment required, and hardly any room. Even the smallest of apartments has enough room to knock out a killer bodyweight workout.
And yet while everyone knows how convenient using bodyweight exercises can be, hardly anyone ever does them. Like most fitness programs that come to a standstill, this is typically because most people don't have a plan to follow. Those days are done; with a mix of these eight bodyweight exercises, you can burn fat, build strength, and feel good (or better) about your fitness level.
- Push-up: Push-ups are one of the best bodyweight exercises that you can do to build shoulder, chest, and arm strength. But the benefits don’t stop there -- they also indirectly work your core by improving core stability.
- Inverted row: The inverted row is the cousin of the push-up because it works the muscles on the opposite side of the body. Inverted rows work your upper-back muscles, shoulders, and arms, all of which are important for maintaining good posture and shoulder health, plus you'll burn a ton of calories.