Okay so you're probably like, "WHAT Emily is telling me to stop using weights in our workouts?! But, shes always telling us how important weight training is for my health and body goals."
Hear me out. I am not saying to ditch the weights forever, just once a week.
Here's why. Body weight training. Training with your body weight is awesome because you are using your own weight as resistance & you can do it anytime, anywhere with no equipment!
What I love about body weight training is it is so functional and anyone at any fitness level can do it. Some of my favorite body weight exercises include, push ups, planks, dips, squats, lunges, wall sits and so many more!
An advantage of body weight training is easily being able to get a mix of resistance training and cardio. You can add fat blasting cardio moves in so easily to any body weight workout. For example, lateral jump squats, jump lunges, burpees (DO THEM THEY'RE GOOD FOR YOU) plank jacks etc.
Here is a great body weight workout for you to try at home, at the park or on your lunch break!
The only thing you'll need is your badass workout playlist and the timer on your phone
30 second each side wrist rolls
30 second each side ankle rolls
1 min glute bridges (up and down)
5 inchworm to push up
5 inchworm to 4 mountain climber
30 second mountain climber
30 seconds good mornings
30 second squats
30 second jump squats
3 rounds 1 after the other
no rest in between exercises, rest 1 min after each round
1a. 10 push ups
1b. 20 good mornings
1c. 30 squats
2a. 10 tricep dips on a bench, chair or ottoman
2b. 20Alternating v-ups
2c. 30 walking lunges (jump lunges if you want an extra challenge)
finish off with 1 min of plank jacks and 1 min of jump squats
standing quad stretch
seated figure 4 hamstring stretch
across the body shoulder stretch