Bodyweight Exercise Chart
I am a big fan of bodyweight exercises – their variety, scalability, versatility and downright effectiveness mean they form a significant chunk of both my personal training exercise programmes and my own training. Now thanks to this fantastic bodyweight exercise chart you can put together your own workouts!
I love bodyweight exercises so much, I featured them A LOT in my book, The Ultimate HIIT Workout Book. Here there are 52 HIIT workouts using bodyweight and other equipment.
Almost all of my training programmes will have a good number of bodyweight exercises – chin ups, pull ups, push ups, jump squats, plyometric lunges, planks feature heavily.
Bodyweight exercises are great for anyone without equipment as you have all that you need with you any time, meaning your excuses are null and void! You don’t need a huge amount of kit to do a bodyweight workout with. I’m yet to hear “I didn’t have my body with me” as an excuse for not training, so it’s pretty bulletproof on that front.
Check out this youtube video of me doing a bodyweight workout at home – do this a couple of times per week and you’ll definitely notice fitness and weight loss improvements!
There are certain people who don’t believe in bodyweight training having any value. They’re idiots. Don’t listen to them – bodyweight exercises are great. Just follow Frank Medrano on social media to see some of the crazy stuff he can do – most of his training is bodyweight exercise based.
I came across this bodyweight exercise chart online the other day and thought it was great – you could use it if you are clueless when it comes to bodyweight training or advanced but looking for fresh ideas and inspiration.
Give it a go and see what you think – you probably know a lot of the exercises already, but even so it may trigger a little inspiration in you and make you think about your exercise variety and training programmes a little differently.
Being such a fan of Bodyweight and HIIT workouts, I wrote a book on them. It’s called ‘The Ultimate HIIT Workout Book’ and contains 52 HIIT workouts using bodyweight, kettlebells, barbells, sprinting, rowing machines etc.