So you want to get in shape, but you have no gym membership and don’t know what to do.
That’s fine, you don’t need one to get into great shape! You can work out anywhere, like me in the photo above, doing push-ups on a cliff in South Africa.
Luckily, you can burn fat, build muscle, and get a great workout by just doing body weight workouts- no gym or workout equipment required.
Cardio can actually be one of the least efficient the methodology of burning calories( which I explain below ).
Why not devote bodyweight training a try and be more efficient with your time?
I realize doing just STARTING bodyweight training can be intimidating, and you’re probably also thinking “this better be worth it!”
I know. I fought with progress for a decade despite exercising regularly- it’s because I was developing the wrong way!
After all, there’s nothing more frustrating than putting in endeavour for months( or years) and not find results. And regrettably, this is what I see from most people:
Lots of well intentioned- but misguided- endeavour when it comes to workout and no progress!
You probably don’t have years to induce the mistakes that I did, and you want to start get outcomes today. I hear ya!
In addition to the free workout below, we also offer 1-on-1 Online Coaching, where you’ll get personalized instruction for your body type and goals, and professional accountability from a Coach on Team Nerd Fitness!
Today however, you can get started with our free bodyweight circuit below in the consolation of your own home: you’ll complete one exert right after the other without stopping, you’re both building muscle and getting a cardiovascular workout.
Combine that with a good diet and you got yourself a kick-ass plan to follow!
Why BodyWeight Circuits Kick Ass
What induces bodyweight circuits work so well?
Every body weight exercise involved utilizes multiple muscle groups, gets your heart rate pumping, and burns tons of calories.
Essentially, circuit weight develop, or circuit bodyweight training, burns more calories than interval train, and that in turn burns WAY more calories than steady cardio. When you strength train, you burn calories.
Then, your body needs to spend hours and hours afterwards rebuilding your muscles, which in turns burns even more calories (they call this the’ afterburn effect ).
As we cover in our Coaching Program and the NF Academy, our nutrition will account for 80 -9 0% of our success or failure when it comes to getting in shape, might as well expend our time exercising being efficient and strong, right?
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If you’re trying to lose weight, spending hours doing cardio on a treadmill is a really crappy, bearing, inefficient use of your time.
If you’re a busy person( and I know you are ), why spend hours doing something when you can be MORE efficient and build a better physique with less period?
Enter the beginner bodyweight workout.
I’m going to take you through a basic home workout today that can be completed anywhere- in your house, apartment, out at a park, in your cellar, on the moon, wherever.
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This is a basic body weight circuit.
In a circuit routine, you’ll do each exert in succession without a break in between( if you’re able ). Once you’ve finished all exercisings in the circuit, do it again.
If you’re still able after the 2nd run through, go for a third.
Because all of these exerts come one after another, you’re bound to get tired- and that’s okay! We all start somewhere.
It’s better to stop and take a break than to do an exercise incorrectly. If you can’t do all three circuits without stopping, great! That gives you something to work towards.
Before you start, don’t forget WARM UP- Never ever ever ever forget to warm up. Make sure to get your heart rate pumping and get your muscles warm or you’re merely asking for injury.
You can run in place, jump rope, do a few push ups, pedal on a stationary bike, do some punches and kicks, jog up and down your stairs, and/ or twisting and swaying your arms and legs to get them moving!
Give it about 5 minutes, and don’t wear yourself out completely, but get your heart rate elevated and little bit of sweat never hurt anybody.
After the warm up, here is exactly what you need to do:
20 bodyweight squattings 10 push ups 20 stroll lunges- 10 each leg 10 dumbbell rows( use a gallon milk jug or the other weight) 15 second timber 30 jumping jacks
After you’ve completed your workout at home, do some stretches. All of your muscles have been contracted from lifting and required to be stretched back out and rebuilt.
For either the body weight squattings or lunges, if you can’t do them properly yet, it’s okay to put your hand on a support to keep your balance.
For the body weight squats, think of it like sitting back into a chair. If you can sit down onto a chair, and then stand immediately right back up without having to lean forward, you are in balance.
For the lunges, keep your eyes ahead and your upper body entirely vertical. I had a slight bending at times in the video due to trying to exercise and explain at the same time.
I utilized a milk jug for my dumbbell, but you can use whatever is heavy enough for you. Find something that is challenging to lift 10 periods in a row.
Do this routine 2-3 times a week, but never on consecutive days. You don’t constructed muscle when you’re exercising, you constructed muscle when you’re resting.
Generally I like follow a pattern of strength educate on one day, then 20 minutes of interval train on the next, then strength training, then interval training, and so on.
Generally, I try not to do a strength develop routine( of the same muscle groups) two days in a row, as your muscles need plenty of time to recover.
An Important Note About Nutrition!
Along with this bodyweight routine, you need to stimulate sure you’re eating properly!
A good workout and crappy diet won’t got to get results.
After all, one of the standards of the the Nerd Fitness Rebellion is “you can’t outrun your fork” and you can’t outtrain a bad diet!
This means if you don’t ALSO fix your relationship with food, then all the exercise you do won’t be helping you lose weight and building muscle.
We’ve actually developed a 10 -level nutrition system and mindset blueprint in the Nerd Fitness Academy, but let me breaking this down into some basics:
Eat natural, whole foods wherever possible. Leave the soda, candy, and junk food out of your system. Sugar is worse than Jar Jar Binks- cut back on sugar and liquid calories wherever you can. The stuff is in everything! Swap out the grains on your plate for veggies when you can. Make sure you get enough protein each day( meat, chicken, fish)- this helps with rebuilding muscles and things like that.
The raw honest truth: how you eat will be responsible for least 80% of your success or failure.
I’m not kidding when I say that. If you don’t develop a healthier relationship with food , no sum of exercising will get you there.
So if you’re doing this workout program because you’re interested in losing weight, know that training is only 10 -2 0% of the puzzle!
The WORST is dutifully doing this workout routine for months or going to the gym for years and not get results because you didn’t eat the right way!
That was me- I expended 6 years without results because I didn’t know how to eat correctly to go along with my training!
If you don’t have months or years to make mistakes, and just want your own Yoda to tell you what to do, you’re in the right place!
We’ve been helping busy people like you develop at home and induce better food decisions without hating life! It’s our 1-on-1 Online Coaching Program, and it might be a great fit for you.
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Thanks for read up to this point- I hope you had a great time get stronger and challenging yourself in a new way. Strength training is one of the pillars of Nerd Fitness- it induces literally every part of life better, will improve your physique, help you lose fat and build strength and muscle, and it can be done rapidly, anywhere.
Stick with it! Do this routine a few times a week and note how much better you get at it.
If doing just one circuit of the workout was really challenging, no big deal! Write down how you did, and try to do only 1 more rep or exercise next time through.
The whole point is “do a bit more than last time.”
We’ve got you covered!
PS: If this routine is too easy for you, I have an Advanced Body Weight Circuit too. You’ve been cautioned
PPS: Don’t forget to download this Bodyweight workout sheet so you can publish out the sheet and develop at home!
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