Getting a Great Workout with Body Weight Resistance Exercises

Although home workout equipment is certainly beneficial when it comes to getting a great workout, you might also want to consider adding body weight resistance exercises to your workout routine.  There are actually many benefits to including this type of training to your workout and there are several different exercise options for you to select from that fall within this category.

Types of Body Weight Exercises

There are numerous types of body weight exercises you may want to include in your routine that do not require purchasing at home workout equipment.  Some of these include:

  • Crunches (or sit-ups) 
  • Flutter kicks 
  • Jumping jacks 
  • Jump rope
  • Leg lifts 
  • Lunges
  • Neck lifts
  • Pull-ups
  • Push-ups
  • Squats

By incorporating some of these exercises into your routine, you can create a more well-rounded routine that you are more likely to stick with.

Benefits of Body Weight Resistance Exercises

There are several benefits associated with body weight resistance exercises.  These include:

  • Gives you the flexibility to exercise anywhere you like
  • Is not costly to do
  • Improves your balance, flexibility, coordination and core strength

For the most part, you don’t even have to purchase any special equipment in order to engage in body weight resistance exercises.  Nonetheless, you might want to consider purchasing resistance bands, a medicine ball, a stability ball or a pull-up bar to help you improve your workout.  For the most part, however, you will be simply using your own body weight to help you get a great workout.