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Just did bodyweight training? These 3 benefits are waiting to reward you

Bodyweight training can take your fitness game up by a notch. Read on to know all about this workout routine!
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Exercise is non-negotiable for better immunity. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Sameeran Chetia Published: 5 Feb 2022, 09:15 am IST
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The outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic has led to the situation of the absolute shutdown of many gyms and fitness centers. As such, bodyweight training and home workouts have gained immense popularity. Most people, by now, have realized the importance of bodyweight training. You don’t have to grind at the gym every day. All you need is a bit of discipline, consistency, and your body weight to stay fit and healthy.

Bodyweight training is preached by health experts everywhere as it has a lot of benefits to offer. It helps in building your strength, endurance, flexibility and can be done anywhere. This workout form is cost-effective, as you can save up bucks spent on that gym membership!

Push-ups, pull-ups, and squats can be termed as the ‘big three’ when it comes to bodyweight exercise. Although, there are other forms of exercises, which you can incorporate in your daily training regime.

Here are some benefits that you can get from bodyweight training:

1. Improved strength:

For someone who is new to bodyweight training, it can be challenging at first. But not to worry as with regular practice, the body adapts to the whole regime. You can start by doing mobility drills before starting your workout. It will help your body to warm up and avoid injury risk.

Squats are also a great exercise for the legs as it helps in strengthening your leg muscles. As legs are the foundation of our body, it is important that we focus and work on them. Mix it up with lunges and push-ups and you can do a nice upper and lower body workout simultaneously. For your information, push-ups work on your chest, triceps and core muscles and are a great upper body exercise.

Squats are effective. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

2. Mix it with cardio and strength training:

Cardio training is equally important for the body and it should be prioritized. It can be done simultaneously with strength training. Just mix it up with some burpees and jump rope workout in between your push-ups and squats. This way, you have a HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) session. A 20-minute HIIT training can work wonders for your body and is less time consuming for busy people. These training circuits not only target the cardio system, but also helps in improving the strength and endurance of an individual.

Cardio and bodyweight training work well together. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

3. A full body workout:

Another good thing about bodyweight workout is that it helps in burning a lot of calories as it’s a full body workout. A good session of bodyweight training can work on all muscles of your body. Squats, lunges and calf raises are great exercises for your leg muscles. Whereas, the push-up works on your chest, triceps and shoulders. Pull-ups work well on your back muscles and biceps. A combination of all these exercises helps in building overall strength and prepares a person for their daily tasks.

Bodyweight training can be fun when you do it on a regular basis. It has a lot of benefits to offer and can help you reach your fitness goals without going to the gym.

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About the Author

Sameeran Chetia is a certified personal trainer from K11 School of Fitness Sciences, New Delhi. His interest in fitness started after the 10th grade. He gives online training and consultation related to fitness. ...Read More

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