Try doing a basic calisthenics routine (a series of body weight workouts), when you're fighting a hectic schedule and struggle to find time to exercise - you’ll appreciate its double benefit!
First benefit: what's more convenient than to exercise at home (or in a hotel room when you're on the road) on your own schedule, with no equipment at all?
Second benefit: you'll be impressed by how effective these fat burning workouts are, even the very basic calisthenics.
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 equipments.
Whether you've never exercised before or are just recently out of shape, all you really need to do is exercise at home using these great fat burning bodyweight workouts, also known as calisthenics.
Simply put, basic calisthenics consist of multi-joint exercises done without any weights or equipment, where you engage multiple muscle groups using solely your body weight as resistance.
Believed to have the origins in the Greco-Roman gymnastics (in Greek, kallos stands for "beauty" and thenos for "strength"), calisthenics were used widely throughout Europe and England to get healthy and fit quickly.
In the last century, Australian calisthenics even rose to a competitive performing art.
Today, calisthenics are routine training for Navy Seals, you could even find a military calisthenics boot camp class in your town - it'll get you trim, fit and toned quickly, similarly to the little-known, powerful anti-aging 5 Tibetan rites.
Doing calisthenics exercises consistently, not only will you quickly burn stored fat and shape up, your body will acquire greater strength and better flexibility.
Here are some of the most popular bodyweight workouts included in a basic calisthenics routine:
you exercise at home, always start your routine with a 2-3 minutes
warm-up, which can be just marching in place or walking around the room
to get your blood pumping and avoid muscle strains.
Depending on the time you have available and your level of fitness, mix and match these fat burning workouts done in reps of 5-10 repetitions for 20 to 40 minutes without breaks in between.
After your workout, cool down with simple stretches for 3-5 minutes and end by breathing deeply 7 to 10 times, which concludes your calisthenics exercising routine for the day.
The best thing about these fat burning workouts - beside using only your own body weight - is that you can achieve great progress exercising at home just 20 minutes a day.
Plus, you can forget about:
You might not realize, but the gyms may have you believing that you need their assistance, expertise and fancy equipment.
Achieve your fitness goals exercising at home using basic calisthenics (or even the more challenging military calisthenics) instead.
You’ll not only save money and time, but get in your best shape ever - quicker than you think.
Apart from great convenience, the 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, you will get back in shape quickly using a calisthenics routine consistently. For example, take a look at these free exercises to flatten stomach >>