Are “Body Weight” Workouts Effective?
Being a mom is no joke. Add on top of that a full time job, a hubby and a home and you’ve got a recipe for no time for workouts and healthy eating. Which ends up equalling cranky mom!
I don’t have time…….
It’s the excuse I hear most of when it comes to healthy cooking/eating and working out.
And listen, I am not here to judge. I get it. It IS hard. I live it every single day.
It’s a constant battle of PRIORITIES and PROCRASTINATION.
But if you really want it, really bad…….. That is, to be fit and healthy and toned and confident….. Well, then you stop procrastination as much and you start prioritizing the things that will help you get there and before you know it…… You have time!
But I want to save you time and that is DRIVING TIME.
You can get just as good of a workout at home using your own bodyweight.
I love bodyweight training and on those days where I don’t have much time or on the weekends, I do bodyweight training.
By the way, I post workout and exercise videos on My Facebook Page daily. So if you need ideas or a great workout, just go there and LIKE the page so you can get some daily motivation and inspiration.
You can also check out My Pinterest Page, I post tons of workouts, exercise videos and even tons and tons of healthy recipes and weight loss tips. They are all organized in boards for you to find what you need easily. So go there now and hit FOLLOW ALL so you don’t miss anything.
Back to bodyweight training……..
Bodyweight training is a form of resistance training which is not only my favorite type of exercise, but also the most effective when it comes to leaning out and getting super toned.
And if you could just commit 3 days a week to resistance training, you would see huge results.
Well, that, and if you are following a good nutrition plan.
In the last 2 decades, I have found that a lot of people are “STUCK” with their weight loss because they are eating some of the wrong foods.
So I have to make sure you are not eating one or more of these foods. Because if you are, it can be completely SABOTAGING your results.
Yes, it can totally be true that you can be working your butt off at the gym 6 days a week, eating super healthy (as you think), but if you are eating one or more of these foods, you will NOT BE ABLE TO LOSE WEIGHT.
The reason is because these foods though some may think are healthy or not so bad, are actually very inflammatory.
Inflammation in the digestive track makes it incredibly hard if not impossible to burn fat. So in order to be able to burn fat so you can lose weight effectively, its crucial that you take these foods out of your diet.
This is so important and makes such a huge impact on your results that I decided to compile these foods into a PDF for you. So go to the following link where you can download this information for free. I also added a list of 5 Foods that are NECESSARY for you to include in your diet if you want to LOSE WEIGHT and GET TONED. Foods that you should eat daily!
I also took the liberty to share with you a short video of my favorite 5 ABS EXERCISES. The ones that have gotten me ABS after having 2 kids (daughter is 15 months) and I never had them before. Here is the link so you can download the PDF and get the VIDEO. Start applying it right now. Take those 5 foods out of your KITCHEN immediately! LINK TO PDF & VIDEO
When I took these foods out of my diet, I was able to get in the best shape of my life….. Even after having 2 kids.
It’s important to have a plan though, when you are working out.
Here are some great tips on how to put together a LEG WORKOUT for slimming that will actually get you results…. You can’t just put random exercises and reps and sets together. There is a strategy to it and I give you tons of tips on it here: Tips For Leg Toning Workouts
And like I said before, you don’t need a lot of time to get a good workout in. Some of my best workouts take me 20-30 minutes. Here is a great 20-Minute Workout to try: 20-Minute Workout.
I want you to try this Bodyweight Training Workout that is killer and you can do it right from home and get great results.
Its a sample of the kind of workouts I send out to the ladies on my MMF Monthly Workouts. Except there is weight lifting on those as most of those ladies do enjoy going to the gym and just need an effective workout because they are tired of working out and doing the same things and not getting results.
I hope you try this!
Full Bodyweight Training Workout
A1. 20 Split Jumps per side
A2. 20 Jump Squats
A3. 20 Pushups
A4. 20 Arm Raises
A5. 20 Plank Straight Leg Kicks per side and 60 seconds Plank
Rest 60 seconds and repeat 3 more times.
I have a bunch of other sample workouts on My YouTube Channel so make sure to go there as well and SUBSCRIBE. There’s literally hundreds of workout videos for you to choose from.
But if you what you want is a full length weight training workout and you are tired of exercising with minimal results. What you really need is something like my MMF Monthly Workouts. More like 45-60 minute workouts that help maximize fat loss while leaning and toning the body through resistance training.
I hop you are motivated to try this and to be a little more consistent with your resistance training.
Cardio is great, but you will get your biggest bang for your buck doing some weight training or bodyweight training.
Here are some things you may want to know about Cardio vs. Resistance Training, you definitely want to read this one: Cardio & Weight Training.