Sometimes, getting to the gym can be half the battle when it comes to making sure you get in a good workout. We asked Woodside Personal Trainer, Taylor Deeds, to build out an easy-to-follow body weight workout that can be done anywhere… with gifs!
“I don’t have enough time.”
“I don’t know how to use the weight machines.”
“I don’t really like going to the gym on my day off.”
Do any of these sound familiar? Well, no more excuses. Body weight exercise programs are efficient, customizable and can be completed anytime, anywhere.
Why do body weight exercises?
While cardio-based exercises have their benefits, it is equally as important to build lean muscle mass. Bodyweight exercises can help build or rebuild muscle in all parts of the body without the stress of added weight, as well as strengthens your heart, lungs, blood vessels and brain activity.
Another benefit: weight loss! The more lean muscle you hold, the more calories you burn. And when you build more muscle, your body will burn more fat even when at rest!
Walk Out Push Ups
Works Shoulders, Chest and Triceps
Bench Tricep Dips
Works Triceps -make sure to squeeze shoulder blades together. The goal is not to touch your butt to the ground, but to lower enough to engage your triceps and then press back up. (two variations: legs bent for easier modification, straight legs for more advanced)
Body Weight Squats
Works Glutes and Legs
Single Leg Split Squat
Works Glutes and Legs, Challenges Balance (12 reps each leg)
Works Core, Legs and Chest. Can be turned into a conditioning exercise if performed fast.
Modified Mountain Climbers
Can be turned into a conditioning exercise if performed fast.
3 sets; 12 reps
Mountain Climbers for 30s
Written and Choreographed by:
Woodside Personal Trainer