The 3 Most Effective Bodyweight Moves

Working out seems to be getting more and more complicated with all the new gadgets and fitness crazes. It doesn’t have to be complicated though. You can successfully increase the strength of the entire body with just three bodyweight moves.

These moves can be done almost anywhere and require no equipment. They are simple and effective. Here they are:

The Push Up

This seasoned veteran of bodyweight moves is done by people of every age, gender, and walks of life. Soldiers are pumping them out by the hundreds and high school athletes as well. It only stands to reinforce that this is one of the most effective bodyweight workouts you can do.

How to do it: Everyone knows how to do a pushup but there are certain things to keep in mind when you are doing them to make them really effective. You should have your body in a straight line from head to heel. Make sure to keep your core engaged throughout the move. Don’t allow your hips to dip or your butt to stick up.

Beginners can start a push up off a wall.

The Squat

This squat is done in gyms all around the world with massive amounts of weight, but you don’t need that to benefit from the squat. This functional move is great for the legs and core muscles.

How to do it: A few things to remember when performing squats is to keep your shoulders back and your knees behind your toes. Also, your butt should be going behind you and look in front of you.

 The Mountain Climber

This is a dynamic move that can be done faster to increase aerobic exercise or slowly to really engage the muscles. Which muscles will you be using? All of them!

How to do it: Get in push up position. Bring your right knee in toward your chest and return to start position. Next repeat that move with your left knee. Alternate knees in a speed that is comfortable for you but make sure you get a good squeeze in with your leg.