My goal with this site is to not only teach you how to make yourself ridiculously fit with bodyweight exercise workouts you can do anywhere with little or no equipment, but also to ignite in you a zest for movement that will stay with you for the rest of your life.
I spent my childhood and teen years in an obese, pathetically out-of-shape body, and the idea that exercise could be fun seemed bizarre to me.
Even after I’d dropped 62 pounds through diet and exercise reform and started running as far as 32 miles at a time, I still didn’t really love most types of movement, and was pathetically weak.
Today, I’ve added more than 20 pounds of muscle on my body and learned a skill set that impresses a lot of people.
Every day I use my body not only for bodyweight exercise, but also all kinds of interesting physical skills like partner AcroYoga and gymnastics. Although my teenage self would never believe you if you told him, today these activities are among the best parts of my life.
Moving your body well is not only fun and satisfying, but also just seems to make you feel more human and alive.
Getting Started With Bodyweight Exercise
If you’re just getting started or are looking for a really simple workout plan that will develop every muscle group in your body, then check out these six bodyweight exercises, which will do wonders for your strength and fitness level.
- If you’re a bit more advanced or are looking to master some impressive moves, then check out the complete list of bodyweight exercises here.
- If you’ve got a partner you can work with, you may way to consider AcroYoga, which will surprise you with how much strength, balance, flexibility, and coordination it takes. It’s also a ton of fun, and a great way to work out with a friend or loved one.
- If you’re willing to use a bit of equipment, then I highly suggest you consider the gymnastics section.