Fitness using Bodyweight Exercises

You do not need to have a full gym of expensive exercise equipment to have an effective training program.

Benefits of Bodyweight Workouts

Some Bodyweight Exercises

Here are some simple bodyweight exercises that anyone can do, with a list if the major muscle groups that they target.

Exercise Muscles Worked
push-ups chest, arms and core muscles
dips triceps, chest
chin ups lats, arms
body weight squats quads, hamstrings, buttocks and posture
sit ups abdominals
supine bridge core muscles
side lying bridge down phasing obliques
horizontal pull ups upper back, arms
step ups quads, hammies and buttocks
lunges quads, hammies and buttocks
crunches abdominals

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If you are new to exercise, consider getting a medical assessment before doing too much. Fill out a PARQ to see if you are ready. The best thing you could do is perform a warm-up before each fitness session, which should include some stretching. When training, following correct exercise technique can help reduce injuries and maximise fitness gains.

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