6 Body Weight Exercises That Can Help You Get In Shape

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Tired of paying hefty amounts to the gym and seeing no results? Don’t have time to indulge in 1 to 2 hours of aerobics every day? Too shy to participate in group exercise programs? We have the perfect solution for you. You simply need to re-learn the basics of exercise. With the help of your own body weight and some targeted workout regimes, you can not only lose weight but make sure that your body is firm and properly sculpted.

Don’t know which exercises these may be? Here are 6 you can incorporate into your life and notice some difference within a short span of time.

6 Body Weight Exercises

Body weight exercises are ones that help you get in shape through the resistance of one’s own body. The best thing is that you don’t need any kind of equipment and you can perform them pretty much anywhere in less than 30 minutes! They are high-intensity workout routines that will ensure rapid and obvious weight loss. Here are 6 exercises that you can try and see how they work out for you.

1.      Planks

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Believed to be the most effective exercise that pays attention to all body parts, planks are tough. But it is also very worthy of your time. So be sure to do planks every single day!

2.      Push-Ups

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Most people are unable to do push-ups, particularly if they are beginners. Just try to do them with your knees on the ground first and then come to the actual thing once you have mastered knee push-ups. You will notice your resistance increase within days.

3.      Lunges

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There are different ways lunges can be performed. The basic ones require you to put one leg forward, with bend knee while you lower your body to the ground. Continue on with the other leg. Repeat for as long as you can.

4.      Crunches

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Comparatively easier than other exercises, crunches require you to lie down on the mat, put your hands behind your head and raise your upper torso without moving your legs. The legs should be up with toes touching the ground. Continue as many reps as you can.

5.      Burpees

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Burpees is difficult and tires you out pretty fast. But that is because burpees focus on all the problem areas, like the waist, thighs, shoulders, and legs. Since you will be making jumps, your heart rate will leap within seconds. All you need to do is stand straight, make a jump and when landing, lower yourself to the ground and perform a quick push-up. Rise again and repeat for as long as you can.

6.      Squat Jumps

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They pretty much target all your major muscles that need work. From thighs to mid-section, bust to legs, you will be exercising all the places that need some kind of shaping up. Get in a squatting position and then jump. Make sure you land on your toes and repeat the process for as long as you can manage easily. Your hands need to be in front of you when you make the jump, and behind you when you make the landing.

Let us know how these exercises have helped you get in shape.

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