You'll see how a basic calisthenics routine (a.k.a. bodyweight strength training) done in a short amount of time at home comes in handy when you want quicker fat loss, but have a hectic schedule, without the time - or the patience - for a long, boring cardio workout. Whether you're a complete beginner or more advanced, you can easily appreciate the double benefit of this type of weight loss workout.
First benefit: what's more convenient than to exercise at home (in your backyard or in a hotel room when you're on the road) on your own schedule, with no equipment at all?
Second benefit: what's more exciting (and motivating!) than to see your body reshaping quickly and the fat melting down even on the toughest spots?
In fact, you'll be impressed by how effective these short fat burning bodyweight workouts are - even a basic calisthenics routine for beginners is doing wonders in the shortest amount of time.
So forget the gym!
In their efforts to sell you a membership, fitness centers will never admit that you can easily get into your best shape ever without their expensive fees and fancy equipment.
No mater your age or fitness level, all you really need to do is workout at home following this convenient fat burning bodyweight strength training protocol - the basic calisthenics workout. After all... "it's never too late to unleash your ultimate body with the right workout done intelligently!", as Belinda Benn puts it in her popular Get Lean Program.
Are you wondering...
Well, simply put, calisthenics consist of multi-joint exercises done in a circuit with little rest in between, without any equipment. You engage multiple muscle groups using solely your body weight as resistance (that's actually where the name bodyweight workouts come from).
Typically, calisthenics workouts are even more effective for fat loss than interval training, which in itself is far superior to the long and boring traditional cardio - that's what makes calisthenics an intelligent weight loss workout - regardless of your age or fitness level.
Before we dive in, a quick background:
Calisthenics originated in the ancient Greece's Greco-Roman gymnastics (in Greek, kallos stands for "beauty" and thenos for "strength"). Since then, this bodyweight strength training have been used widely throughout Europe from athletes to soldiers to get healthy, strong and reshape the body quickly and in the last century Australian calisthenics even rose to a popular competitive performing art.
Today, tougher calisthenics workouts are typically included in the training of Navy SEALs; that's because bodyweight exercises get a body in top shape and strength very, very quickly.
Think about it.
Let's take a look now at which specific...
With hundreds of variations of full-body calisthenics and body-specific workouts for your core, thighs, butt, back, chest, arms and shoulders, some of the most popular bodyweight exercises that you might be familiar with are various types of:
How long and how often should you do these exercises?
...is done 3 times per week, every other day, never on consecutive days. That's because your muscles need the rest to rebuild properly.
Here are the 3 steps:
1) Start with a 2-3 minutes
warm-up, which can be just marching or jumping in place
to get your blood pumping and avoid muscle strains;
2) Then, mix
the above fat burning workouts in sets of 8-12 repetitions with 30 seconds rest in between, for a total of 20 to 30
minutes - depending on
your fitness level and the time you have available;
3) Finally, end with a cool-down
of simple stretches for 3-5 minutes while breathing deeply, which wraps up your calisthenics exercising routine.
...is that with this superior fat burning bodyweight strength training you can achieve dramatic body reshaping results quicker, while exercising at home as little as 25 minutes a day only 3 times per week, using nothing than your own body weight.
So you can forget about:
You might not realize, but the gyms may have you buying into the false idea that you won't be able to lose weight without their assistance, trainers and complex equipment.
Achieve your fitness goals exercising intelligently at home using a calisthenics routine instead!
You’ll not only save money and time with a bodyweight strength training; you'll lose weight and get in your best shape ever - quicker than you think.
Want even more? Here are...
Apart from burning fat quickly and its great convenience, additional benefits of doing these fat burning workouts at home include:
Remember, true body strength is measured by how well you can carry your own bodyweight. With gym equipment, you rely on it to maintain core stability, so when you require body strength in real-life situations, your body may just let you down, leading to muscle strains - or even worse - injuries.
And believe it or not, even if you haven’t exercised in a decade or are totally out of shape, you will get back in shape quickly with a well-designed calisthenics routine.
Would you like to find out more?
Then, I really encourage you to take a look now at Belinda's Get Lean Program and see how this amazing transformation step-by-step guide would work for you too >>