Bodyweight exercises really work. I totally found out by accident, and I am someone who regularly works out.
I have been working out for years now. However, sometimes I go through periods where life just gets in the way. Sometimes I can’t get to the gym as much as I would like. It’s not always due to time either. Sometimes we go through tough times and, frankly, we just don’t feel like it. I’ve been through such times recently and, well I’ve put on a about 5kg (about 11lb). I’ve bean eating junk too. I just didn’t care. I mean I did care, in the back of my mind, but I guess not enough!
I finally snapped out of it this week and dragged myself to gym; but when I got there, it was late in the afternoon and it was completely packed like sardines. No thanks to that! I just turned straight back around and walked out. I’ve got better things to do than breathe the odour and exhalations of 30 sweating people in a confined environment.
So, not to be defeated, I told myself very sternly: “When you get home, you’re going to do SOMETHING!”. I also told myself I’d go back to the gum first thing in the morning. It’s always very quiet in the morning. I can’t stand busy gyms. I’d rather go at 5-6am, when it’s quiet. Getting up early is worth it. Anyway, back to the bodyweight exercises..
I am used to lifting weights, doing curls, squats, lat pulldowns, etc, but I honestly don’t have a lot of experience with bodyweight exercises, other than tricep “chair” dips, situps and pushups. So I did a search on YouTube and found a video that’s been uploaded for almost three of years (2nd June, 2014 to be precise). I honestly figured it wouldn’t be all that hard. I thought to myself: “Oh, it will do, considering I’ve missed the gym today”.
I tell no word of a lie, by the end of doing what “Dan” (the guy in the video) suggested, I was completely and utterly EXHAUSTED. I was sweating like nobody’s business. That was yesterday. Today, I didn’t go to gym (like I promised myself) because my legs and abs are too sore. Remember, I have been working out for years. I am no stranger to working up a sweat, lifting heavy weights; but even so, I really struggled to do these simple lounge room exercises.
Any program that gets me sweating and leave me feeling sore the next day is a good thing! It shows me that I have core muscled that just haven’t been getting much of a workout. Don’t get me wrong, I still love pumping iron, but I realised yesterday that “fitness” and simply “lifting weights” aren’t exactly the same thing. I’ve worked out enough to know what beneficial exercises feel like, and let me tell you: The exercises Dan is showing in the video are definitely beneficial — for both cardio and core muscles.
I have vowed that I will continue doing these simple (yet actually REALLY HARD) loungeroom exercises, because I know for a fact they’re good for me. I felt great after that workout yesterday, and I am really glad my legs and belly are so sore today. It means they actually got a workout.
I usually go to gym Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. I do each body part twice per week (when I am actually going!). However, I’ll be adding these bodyweight exercises to my routine Wednesdays at home and on days where I can’t make the gym for whatever reason. If I can’t get to the gym early in the morning, I won’t go later when it’s busy. So, now I have some simple, yet effective bodyweight exercises that I know for sure are extremely beneficial. I mean, I can feel it! My simple little workout yesterday did me the world of good.
Bodyweight Exercises & Fat Loss Comments
He can move alright for a tall guy. – Darwin09
It’s better to do some kind of exercise, than none at all. Even if it’s just in your loungeroom. No excuses. – SocialETQ
This looks really good. I am going to try it. – HonAbel
— PromoterHost (@PromoterHost) 31 January 2017
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