There is a movement among the fitness community to use body weight as your equipment. This means you don’t use kettlebells, resistance bands, or anything else. You use only your body.
What this means is that you need to map out your moves and routines to get the most out of what your body can bring to the party, but also what it can drop and tone as well. In other words, it is all about your body and moves that require no equipment. Here are a few of the no equipment moves that are easy to do and you should consider.
Planking is one of the easiest no equipment moves that you can do. There are tons of options and methods to use depending on what goals you want to accomplish with the planking. For a basic plank, if you have never done one, you will need to get into a push-up position.
Make sure that your body lines are straight. You do not want any slacking or curves. Your head needs to be in line with your back, and so on. Now, hold that position for 20 seconds.
As you advance you can do planks that are on one foot, one arm, shoulders, ankles and neck support and more. The basic plank will use your abs and core.
Yes, squats are one of the easiest things you can do that requires no equipment. You may think this is old hat news, but keep in mind there are things you can do to change up your squats.
For example, one of the more popular options is to find a three-minute song and do squats for that entire song. The trick is to do your squats to the beat of that song.
For example, songs like Call Me Maybe are popular. You can also place your legs further apart than normal, do the squats lower, or add them into a circuit workout that is all body resistance based.
Lunges come in various forms. In fact, there are so many styles of lunges that you can do a full body workout on a circuit. These lunges can be your traditional walking lunges, mixed with yoga poses, spider lunges, and side lunges. These will work your core, your abs, your legs, your thighs, and your arms and shoulders.
By taking a few of these moves into account, you can help establish a bodyweight, no equipment, routine for your workout. Keep in mind, you can change these ups to work with your schedule, goals, or lifestyle as well.