You don’t need to go to a gym to get a good workout. In fact, you wouldn’t need gyms at all if our means of living were more active. Many of us spend too much time sitting, and sedentary each day. Unfortunately, we no longer live in an agricultural based society. A recent Australian study of adults showed an 18% increase for heart disease and 11% increase in mortality for each daily hour of television watching. Many of us go from bed, to car, to desk chair, to couch. To break this vicious cycle, or just improve your current training, try some body weight movements. Resistance training doesn’t have to include weights. And if you cant move your own body weight, you shouldn’t be moving inanimate objects! Work on mastering these simple movements for 3 sets of 15 repetitions before progressing further.
Body weight squats – full range of motion
Planks – front and side
Push Ups – variations include against a wall or on your knees
Pull Ups – there are inverted progressions using a low barDan Daly, CSCS