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Fitness Spotlight & Body Weight Workouts

Posted by Tara Burner 12 comments


I was the fitness feature on KitchenKM.com

yes, if you click the image above it’ll open full size in new window

Because of one question in the spotlight, I decided to share some fellow FitFluential Ambassadors Body Weight Workouts

body weight workouts

I personally love me some push ups!

What is a body weight workout?
Body weight exercises are effective in improving strength, flexibility and balance without weights, equipment or fitness machines…
basically just using your own body weight for the workout (thus the name!)

Here are a few from Noelle:
Squat it out workout and steel cut abs workout.

Check out some squats, push ups and ab work from Chelsey here

We have an equipment-less hotel room workout from Caitlin (great especially with summer and more people traveling!)

There’s Courtney’s Full Body Blast workout to really blast your body into shape!

Want to work your legs? Try Charissa’s Shaky Legs Workout

Have 20 minutes? Check out Lindsay’s BW20 workout (BW20=Bodyweight 20 mins)

Everyone wants & needs a strong core! Here’s Joe’s 3 Moves for a Lean Core workout
And, another from Joe…3 Ab Exercises that “Make It Burn”

Here’s an old post from like a year ago featuring some workouts without equipment

10 Minute No Excuses No Equipment Workout

and a quick butt workout

And, here are two that do incorporate the use of dumbbells so they’re not totally body weight
Frugal Workout: Michael Schiemer with his butt kicking iron glute workout

And, then we have Elizabeth with her first workout video doing an almost body weight workout (used dumbbells for the first of the exercises).

Question of the day
Do you do body weight workouts?

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12 Comments
Jun 8, 2012
4:14 am
#1 Val :

Yep! In fact that’s been my challenge the last two months. In June I joined a challenge to do 1000 pushups. Completed it and pushups are my least fav thing. So this month I challenged my fanpage to do 1000 pushups, 200 crunches or leg lifts, and 1000 lunges. I like body weight workouts because there is absolutely no excuse not to get them done.

Jun 8, 2012
4:15 am
#2 Val :

I meant in May it was the push up challenge…obviously. lol In June I’m working on the next numbers. DOH

Jun 8, 2012
4:26 am

LOVE it Val!!!

Jun 8, 2012
4:33 am
#4 Bonnie :

I am a HUGE fan of body weight workouts – SO effective and so not easy! Great resources and links; thanks for sharing, Tara (and congrats on the feature too)!

Jun 8, 2012
11:00 am

Great round up! Thanks for including me :)

Jun 8, 2012
11:02 am
#6 Kierston :

I have tried it a few times, especially when travelling on the road! Thanks for sharing this with us :)

Jun 8, 2012
11:08 am

I’ve been putting more work in at the office lately, which = less gym time. Body weight workouts are where it’s at! Get up, get sweaty, get it done, and get ready for work!

Jun 8, 2012
12:53 pm

Great roundup of body weight exercises! They really are great and can be done ANYWHERE! pinning some for future use :) Also just linked you into my post ( http://goo.gl/aXTmx ) when askign which type of strength training readers prefer.

Jun 8, 2012
12:53 pm

I love body weight workouts, too! I’m getting so much stronger with pushups!

Jun 8, 2012
1:53 pm
#10 Caitlin :

Thanks again for sharing my link! I didn’t even make that connection of the hotel room workout timing well right now with all the traveling going on. Good thing you did :)

Jun 8, 2012
11:03 pm

Thanks for posting my workout! Great post and workouts overall, love it!!

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