Scared of Weights But Still Want to Workout? Try These Bodyweight Exercises

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If you are a beginner to the world of fitness and weights are a little scary to you, fear not. You can start by doing bodyweight exercises until you feel stronger and more comfortable picking up a little weight. You will still get the benefits and you’ll develop strength, plus you can do these exercises anywhere with no equipment, so you don’t even need to enter a gym.

Here are three bodyweight exercises for you to start with—no weights required.

Push Ups

If you are new to push-ups you can either do them against a wall or with your hands on a bench. Or instead, start on your knees instead of straightened legs. There are loads of different variations of the body weight push-up, you just have to find what is right for you.

Pulse Squats

These are a little harder than the regular body weight squats but more effective and will get your heart rate soaring. Stand with your feet a little wider than hip-width apart and go down into a squat, instead of coming all the way up, straighten the legs halfway and go back down to the bottom of your squat then straighten to the start position.

Single-Leg Glute Bridge

This is a great hamstring and glute exercise. It can be a little challenging on one leg, but that’s how to get the best results. It also works your core and helps to keep your body balanced. Lie flat on a mat with your knees bent and feet on the floor, straighten one leg to knee level and push through the foot on the floor to lift your hips, squeeze the glutes at the top.