Torch Calories with These 10 Bodyweight Exercises: In a world where you have every minute in your day free to use however you wish…yeah, right. For most people the reality is that the majority of their time is spent at work, commuting, shopping for necessities, and sleeping. That leaves very little time left in the day for exercise and fitness. Thankfully, there are dozens of bodyweight exercises you can do just about anywhere to burn mass amounts of calories and get in phenomenal shape and you’ll only spend a small fraction of your precious time!
If your goal is weight loss, this circuit is for you. If your goal is toning, these exercises are for you. If you want to work on your cardiovascular endurance, do this circuit. If you are an endurance athlete training your muscles to better handle the stress of a race, this workout is for you.
Below are 10 challenging exercises that will burn 100 calories every 10 minutes!
Sumo Jumping Jax
Primary muscles activated for each exercise:
Squats: Glutes, Quadriceps, Hamstrings, Core
Burpees: Quadriceps, Core, Chest, Triceps, Shoulders, Calves
Lunges: Quadriceps, Hamstrings, Glutes
Sumo Jumping Jacks: Quadriceps, Adductors, Calves, Shoulders
Push-ups: Chest, Shoulders, Triceps
High Knees: Quadriceps, Calves
Bicycles: Abdominals, Obliques, Hipflexors
Walls Sit: Quadriceps, Glutes
Mountain Climbers: Core, Shoulders, Quadriceps, Calves, Hip Flexor
Not only are you burning a significant number of calories during just one cycle through this workout, you are also using every muscle in your body. We loaded the circuit up with high intensity compound exercises for the best possible results.
Most people think you need a lot of equipment and time to get in a good workout. That’s just not true. The 10 exercises above are just a fraction of the exercises that you can do to shred body fat, increase endurance, build strength, and tone muscles.Though, for some people, having equipment is necessary. For example, body builders need to use free weights, machines, weight belts, straps, and bands to isolate and build muscle mass. Athletes, like football players, need things like agility ladders, sleds, parachutes, hurdles, and cones to increase agility and speed in specific motions.
The key is to determine your goal. Once you have done that, then you can choose the best workout program for you and your needs! But, for the average person who is not an athlete or bodybuilder, bodyweight exercises will be perfect for you to have killer workouts and reach your goals!