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.
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I love bodyweight training and on those days where I don’t have much time or on the weekends, I do bodyweight training.
The workouts are fun and super fast to do.
By the way, I post workout and exercise videos on Instagram @MichelleMarieFit, So if you need ideas or a great workout, just go there.
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, they don’t know how to combine foods together that help burn fat and they try to eat so bland and boring that they don’t eat healthy long enough to see results… because… who can eat bland and boring food on an ongoing basis anyway??
I’m huge on making healthy taste good and on not cutting out carbs, and not starving ourselves.
After 20 years of working with people and trying every which way, every diet, every supplement… I’ve come to the realization that none of that works because none of it can be sustained.
So I created a 30-Day Healthy Meal Plan so you can see how I eat and how I have my clients eat.
We get results.. we lose weight but most importantly KEEP IT OFF.
The meal plan is free, and you can download it here ->
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.
And by the way… ITS WAY BETTER THAN CARDIO… better as in you burn MORE CALORIES.
Inside my program Fit Mom For Life, I have tons of resistance based workouts, both bodyweight and with weights.
There’s home workouts and gym workouts, longer workouts and shorter workouts.
But one thing that is incredibly important is that the workouts need to change every 4 weeks in order to not plateau.
I hope you try this!
Full Bodyweight Training Workout
A1. 20 Split Jumps per side
A2. 20 Pushups
A3. 20 Jump Squats
A4. 20 Arm Raises
A5. 20 Stability Ball Hip Extensions
A6. 20 Dips
Rest 60 seconds and repeat 2 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.