Believe it or not, having a great body does not require going to the gym everyday to work out. Just consider our cavemen ancestors, who got buff without barbells or dumbbells.
The human body is an amazing thing. It has the ability to get toned and muscular using its own weight.
Performing a few simple exercises that use a your own body weight to build muscle everyday can allow you to get an amazing body quickly. There are several alternative exercises that you can do to get the body of your dreams without lifting a weight.
Three such exercises that can be performed without using any weights are mentioned below:
Pushups are one of the simplest and most effective body weight training exercises that help develop the shoulders, chest and triceps. Pushups use your entire body weight to help tone the targeted areas with great effectiveness.
In order to do an effective push up, be sure to keep both hands below your shoulders pointed slightly outwards on the floor. Keep in mind that the hands must point straight ahead.
While keeping your back straight, lower yourself using your upper body weight. Once you are just above the ground, push yourself back up to the starting position.
In order for this exercise to be most effective, at least 10-15 pushups should be completed in a single session.
Running On Stairs
Everybody knows that running is a great way to improve the cardiovascular system. What most people do not realize is that running up and down stairs is even more effective.
Running on stairs not only helps improve cardiovascular activity, but also tones the legs, thighs and calve muscles all at once. Running up and down the stairs for around 15 to 20 minutes a day is a great way to keep in shape and work out at the same time.
One Legged Hamstring Bridge
A one legged hamstring bridge is by all means a challenging work out. It requires lifting your entire body weight by applying pressure on the hamstrings.
To perform this exercise, lie down straight on your back. Extend one of the legs straight out while keeping the heel touching the ground. Using your other leg, you must push your entire body up from the floor, keep it in the air for 5 seconds and lower yourself back down. Repeat this exercise at least 8 to 10 times per session for each leg.
Having the body you always dreamed off does not require weights. Mainly, it requires dedication. And with the help of a few simple exercises that use body weight instead of weight plates, you can soon be on your way to a muscular future.
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