Strength / resistance training is so important in achieving a lean and toned body, plus keeping your body healthy on the inside too!
You don’t need to lift heavy weights to get great results. I incorporate body weight exercises into my weekly routine.
Here are 10 of my favourites body weight exercises. If you have dumbbells at home, you can use them for some of these exercises too!
Any type of squat is great and is probably THE best exercise you can do! This is a regular squat. Some of my favourite variations include pistol squat (one legged squat), box jumps and jump squats.
Another great body weight exercise! This is a regular static lunge. My favourite variations include jump lunges, walking lunges and lunges with your back leg on a bench.
Lunge with back leg on bench
3. Step ups
Lift your knee at the top to make it more difficult (step knee).
4. Glute bridge
5. Wall sit
6. Push ups
Another one of my favourites! This is a regular push up. To make it easier, you can do incline push ups on a bench. And to make it harder, you can do decline push ups on a bench.
Incline push up
Decline push up
7. Tricep dips
9. Back extensions
10. Mountain climbers
I hope this gives you some ideas on body weight exercises that you can incorporate into your exercise program. These can be done at the gym or at home – it’s up to you! xx