types of bodyweight workouts

Types of Bodyweight Workouts

If you want to get in shape, burn calories and build muscles, you do not have to fork out cash for expensive gym memberships. The good news is, you really don’t need any equipment to have a great workout. Bodyweight exercises can be done anywhere. This at-home workout not only uses your own body as equipment but also saves your time and money if you’d have rushed to the gym.

There are multiple types of bodyweight exercises that can be performed at home.


  1. Calisthenics

It is a form of bodyweight workout that included running, pushing, standing, etc. This not only builds your body but also improves your level of fitness, flexibility, and strength. Some of the common examples of calisthenics are muscle-ups, squat jumps, push-ups, pull-ups, chin-ups, handstand, and so on.


  1. Functional Exercise

The word ‘functional’ comes from the root word ‘function’ which means ‘to operate’ at a rhythm. This exercise hits all your major muscle groups in your body in a definite order. Functional training is the best exercise to improve your performance at the gym or on the field.

  1. Yoga

Bodyweight workout gains its full meaning when combined with yoga. With this, one gains both the strength and flexibility at the same time. Different postures of yoga effortlessly fit in the strength training routine. This is a great way to increase your body awareness. Chair pose (Utkatasana), Chaturanga, half-monkey pose, sun salutations are some of the fundamental poses for a perfect bodyweight workout.

  1. Aerobic Exercises

The aerobic workout includes all the physical exercise ranging from low to high density that basically relates to or requires ‘oxygen’. Regular aerobic workout results in a strengthening of muscles, reducing the risk of heart attack, reduction in blood pressure, improvement in mental health and a host of other benefits. The examples of cardiovascular or aerobic exercises are – running, cycling, walking, swimming and jogging.

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