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By Laura

Bodyweight Training Basics

By Laura

We’re taking it back to basics at SWEAT! this autumn and focusing on bodyweight training.

If you knew that there was something completely free, totally accessible no matter where you are, and proven to benefit your sleep, metabolism, bones, immunity and mood — wouldn’t you be willing to give it a try?

Here are 6 benefits of bodyweight training you might not know about:

  • Help Build and Maintain Lean Muscle Mass
  • Improve Heart Health
  • Reduce Risk for Diabetes
  • Improve Your Mood and fights Depression
  • Help Maintain Cognitive Function
  • Improve Health of Joints and Bones

As the nights draw in, getting a wellbeing boost from this type of training can keep you on track with your goals. Try this quick 15 minute circuit, anywhere anytime:

After warming up, work for 30 seconds, then rest for 30 seconds performing the following exercises back to back:

  • Press ups
  • Squats or squat jump
  • Plank
  • Burpee
  • Lunge and twist
  • Resistance band or trx row
  • Mountain climbers

Press up

Plank

Mountain Climber

 

As always, ask one of our friendly PTs for tips and advice on any of these exercises.