While I can’t deny that cardio conditioning, if it’s the only type of exercise you focus on, you’re going to lose some of the bulk that you’ve managed to build in the gym. The problem is that as your muscle mass goes down, so does your metabolism and when you’re looking to burn off body fat you won’t have that extra support system in place. To ensure you are able to keep moving forward, you’ll want to keep these 3 elements in your bodyweight training.
Range of Motion
When choosing the right exercises for your body, you may want to include range of motion workouts. What you will find, is that these drills help to boost your mobility and will help to give you better flexibility. That will reduce your risk of injury in the future and to help ensure that you’re ready to take on any exercise program you choose.
To further prevent injury, it’s important that you add some instability into your workout. This is going to give you better joint stabilization and help ensure that you see a reduction in the risk of injury that you face as more time is spent working out.
From here, you will want to look at the bodyweight training exercises that you choose to do on a regular basis. While targeted exercises are great, you should combine them with compound movements. The reason is that while toning sections of the body is great, you still want to have functional exercises that help you when you’re doing your day to day routines that go beyond the work in your gym.
Keep in mind that your bodyweight training will be free of any exercise equipment, so you should be focusing on natural exercises that you can regularly do in your home. That means no gym, while still getting a toned and healthy body.
To get you started, here is a list of some exercises you may want to begin with and then expand off of each of these:
- Push Up
- Pull Up
With regular practice and focus in connection with these exercise routines, you will find that you’re able to tone your body, while dropping the pounds. Best of all, this is all done with the equipment you already have on you, the complex muscle system of the human body.
Keep training hard,
David “Bodyweight Exercises” Aston