What is that? You say you do not have enough time for exercising or getting fit? Well if you are thinking about working out in the traditional sense, you might just be right. Heading to the gym, waiting for machines to become free, dedicating an hour to exercising, that can take a lot of time and planning. And of course you have to travel to and from the gym. Even if you prefer aerobic exercises like jogging, bicycling or playing tennis, you need an extended period of time and the right physical environment.
But bodyweight training does not require a lot of time. And you do not need a large physical area like a bike path, jogging trail or tennis court to benefit. Just 5 to 10 minutes of bodyweight training gets your heart rate accelerated and your muscles stressed. This leads to efficient fat and calorie burning for hours after your workout is over. And no matter how busy you are throughout the day, you can always find time for bodyweight resistance training.
If your Monday through Friday existence includes 40 to 50 hours in an office cubicle, you have the perfect environment to benefit from training with your body weight. Simple deep knee bends, lunges and push-ups can happen right there in your office space. And if you are a stay-at-home mom or dad, all of the top bodyweight exercises can be performed while you are keeping an eye on the kids or doing the laundry.
Do you travel a lot for work or pleasure? Your hotel room provides everything you need for squats, pull-ups, situps, crunches and any other bodyweight training exercise you can think of. The key is in planning ahead of time.
There are literally hundreds, if not thousands, of bodyweight training exercise regimens, courses, DVDs and videos online. Make some time one day to find the perfect workout for your fitness level. Then take a small journal or notebook and write down 5 minute, 10 minute and 20 minute workout sessions. One course I personally also follow and can highly recommend is called bodyweight burn. If you would like to learn more about it, then go and check out my detailed Bodyweight Burn Review.
Tell yourself that 2 to 4 times a day, each and every day, you are going to use your body weight as a strength training, cardio boosting tool. You want to aim for 20 minute sessions if possible, but if not, at least 20 minutes total per day, 3 to 4 days per week.
Tell yourself you will hit at least one 5, 10 or 20 minute session each day, and track your efforts. Increase the challenge of your workouts over time.
Since bodyweight training combines cardio and strength training for the maximum fat burning, calorie crushing benefits, you will start to notice results quickly. Then you won't have a problem finding the time needed every day for the simple, efficient and effective total body health booster that is bodyweight training.
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