Here are 3 of our favorite body-weight exercises:
- Pullups work the entire upper body and — performed correctly — lead to improvements in strength. If you can’t (yet) do a pullup, use a TRX, band, or spotter to assist. Beginners can also start with the lat pulldown exercise.
- Pushups are another great upper-body exercise, because they engage the chest, shoulders, back, and arms. Master the basics first, then modify the exercise by placing medicine balls under your hands, use the TRX, elevate your feet, experiment with different hand positions, wear a weighted vest, or try them inverted (the inverted row is another of our favorite body-weight exercises, performed with a bar or TRX).
- Lunges target the entire lower body, working the big muscles like the glutes and quads. This versatile exercise can be varied by doing it stationary; walking forward, backward, or laterally; angled; and cross-over or cross-behind.
If you’re not already doing them, add these exercises to your regimen. They can be performed virtually anywhere.
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