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Jun 2nd, 2013, 23:24 PM  
Bar_Belle
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Bodyweight Strength Training

Using your own body weight is one of the easiest and most convenient forms of strength training. You can do it around your daily schedule, and best of all its free!!

Some of the benefits of strength training are ...

It will help you to control your weight. As you build muscle, your body will burn calories off faster and more efficiently

It will tone your muscles, giving you a firmer, tighter look.

It helps to strengthen your bones, and in turn will help to reduce your risk of osteoporosis and other bone related problems.


The following exercises are just a few suggestions that work to help strengthen and tone different areas of your body ...

Full Body
Jumping Jacks
Burpee's
Planks

Legs
Squats
Lunges
Step ups

Shoulders and arms
Press ups
Tricep dips
Arm circles (windmills)

Core
Crunches
Side plank
Oblique twist

You can take any of these exercises and form your own workout program to target specific areas.

Feel free to add any further info that may be beneficial in helping others learn the basics of body weight strength training
 
Jun 7th, 2013, 20:21 PM  
Kel
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There is at least one thing I can do in each category, :yay:

I really struggle with push ups, like really bad
 
Jun 9th, 2013, 22:42 PM  
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Ooh this is great, I need more exercises to do at home... at the moment other than my DVD me and Lucas just jump around for a bit, haha.

What is a burpee?
 
Jun 9th, 2013, 22:45 PM  
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You'll have to google that lol, it's not far off jumping around!!
 
Jun 9th, 2013, 23:22 PM  
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Ooh this is great, I need more exercises to do at home... at the moment other than my DVD me and Lucas just jump around for a bit, haha.

What is a burpee?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burpee_%28exercise%29

x
 
 
Aug 23rd, 2013, 11:54 AM  
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Great post!
I think body weight increase your strength in legs,arms and shoulders.
 
Aug 24th, 2013, 09:57 AM  
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How did I miss this?! I'm gona give all these a go I think! Well, when I get round to exercising again
 
Aug 25th, 2013, 20:11 PM  
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When do you think you will be back on it... when kids are back at school? x
 
 
Aug 25th, 2013, 22:25 PM  
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Yea probably! I think the first proper week I'll have some chill/exercise time and then start on the job search! Got my bloody p45 in the post the other day, they didnt even bloody tell me I was getting it!
 
Aug 27th, 2013, 22:06 PM  
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First week they are back the youngest is on half days so that's screwed me but I need to reintroduce myself to the working computer properly that week but oh boy I can't wait to get back on it.
 
 
 
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