10 benefits of bodyweight exercises

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You know that we love bodyweight exercises. We do a lot in our online club as well as in our purely training workout videos. If you haven’t already done so make sure to check out our top 13 favorite bodyweight workouts. We love using our bodyweight to challenge our bodies differently.

Bodyweight workouts have been something we’ve been doing for many years and still enjoy them. We personally have seen a huge improvement in our strength through bodyweight exercises.  By using just our bodies to get a good workout in empowers us inside and out. Just go do a headstand and you will see what we mean.

YOU CAN build strength by using just your body!

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You will also notice your balance improve, your posture, even your mind will be sharper when doing more bodyweight exercises.

Some of the basic bodyweight moves are plank, push-ups, mountain climbers, lunges, etc. But as our Purely Fitters know, there are many other ways to use your body to challenge yourself.

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10 benefits of bodyweight exercises and why you should do them too.

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planks one of the most effective ab workouts

1) flexible -do anywhere – limits your excuses, convenient, “No time” really becomes no excuse.

2) cheap – non expensive way to workout

3) no limits – you control your tempo and intensity, as easy or as hard as you want

4) your body provides all the resistance you need

5) highly efficient –> little time in between sets so keeps heart rate boosted and keep burning those calories, you don’t have to take as many breaks

6) both cardiovascular and strength training – win/win! You burn calories after you finish your workout

7) overall stronger core, will be more flexible, and have better balance  –> can help with better posture  and improve overall performance

8) anyone can do it -perfect place for beginners to start their fitness journey

9) easy to vary your workouts to fit your level of strength and endurance  -progression and using advanced variations

10) sharpens your mind —  use different techniques to provide a challenge and change of pace, keeps you motivated

Today’s Purely Talk video we are discussing:

  • why we love bodyweight exercises
  • why everyone should do bodyweight exercises
  • discussing a myth about bodyweight workouts
  • and the benefits of doing bodyweight exercises

Just remember to stay consistent. The more consistent you are you’ll see results. Whatever your fitness level, find a way to push yourself a litter harder and move a little faster. Each workout you will become stronger and better.

You will be amazed the type of body you will get from learning to use your body as resistance.

benefit of burpees to burn calories

Doing burpees can shorten exercise time because it burns 50% more fat in short burst because it is strength and cardiovascular.  How cool is that?

When doing bodyweight exercises there are really no excuses as you can do them any where, there is no equipment needed and you control how intense to make the workout!  Whatever your fitness level you CAN move your body to help get a strong, lean body!  Need help or motivation to make it through a workout? Check out purely fit life club. We are always there with you in the workout videos and remind you of things like, ” no matter where you are – you can do it! ”

You’re in control…now how empowering is that?

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We promise once  you give our workouts a try, you’ll understand the amazing fat torching power of bodyweight exercises.

We know from personal experience and we see in people we train.

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More great articles about the benefits bodyweight exercises:

high intensity circuit training using body weight

Effect of core strength on the measure of power in the extremities

Evidence based exercise – clinical benefits of high intensity interval training

We love using our body to get a great workout in! Check out our collection –>  Top 13 favorite bodyweight workouts.

New to resistance training?  And if you need some ideas to get started, check out these 50 bodyweight exercises you can do anywhere!

Is there a no-equipment exercise you find really effective? Tell us in the comments below.

If you found this information helpful please like and share. Thank you so much for your support.  Don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

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Sara @ LovingOnTheRun March 20, 2014 - 10:53 am

Love body weight exercises because they are so easy to do just about anywhere! There really is no excused NOT to workout 🙂

purelytwins March 20, 2014 - 2:27 pm

exactly Sara 🙂 that’s why we love them too!

Jojo @ RunFastEatLots March 20, 2014 - 11:12 am

I do something called hip flexor burners that is really effective. Basically a series of leg lifts and they really do burn!

purelytwins March 20, 2014 - 2:28 pm

love doing hip flexor type moves Jojo!! gotta love that burn!

Meg @ A Dash of Meg March 20, 2014 - 5:42 pm

this is suuuuuch a great post! and i love that you can make bodyweight exercises HARDER without even added weight!

georgia March 21, 2014 - 12:26 am

If it was good enough for Bruce Lee… I love bodyweight exercises bc they promote functional muscle mass unlike lifting weights only.

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Brittany @ Barr & Table March 21, 2014 - 12:56 pm

I love reading posts like this. I definitely prefer weights over bodyweight exercises, but I also know that variety is key. Thanks for reminding of the benefits and sharing some workouts!

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It’s easy to talk yourself out of exercising at home, because it’s likely that there are many other tasks vying for your attention under your roof. It can be hard to justify devoting time to exercising when you’re at home and the laundry is piled up, there are dishes in the sink, or the kids need help with homework.


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