It’s Spring and there is no better time to start an exercise program…without the need for expensive equipment!
The following exercises are sure to build muscle, burn body fat and leave you sweaty, worn out, and feeling great when it’s all over!
Like all exercises, lunges should be done with good form. When done correctly, a lunge will work every single muscle in your legs at some point throughout the movement, including the Gluteus Maximus (that’s the primary buttocks muscle, for those of you not anatomically inclined).
Variations on lunges that require no equipment include; Split Squats, Alternating Lunges, Elevated Single Leg Lunges, Reverse Lunges and Walking Lunges.
Pushups have always been one of the most effective upper body and core exercises, but they have somehow gotten lost in the world of chest press machines and a wide variety of exercise benches. However, the push up is still an incredibly productive exercise and requires no equipment.
The 3 basic push up movements include Standard Grip, Wide Grip, and Close Grip. Alternating those 3 types will ensure maximal stimulation to the chest, shoulders, and triceps. In addition, you can elevate your hands to make the movement somewhat easier, or elevate your feet to make the movement somewhat harder.
Also, if you are really feeling strong, you can even throw in some Elevated feet pushups or Plyometric Pushups with a clap!