Beginner’s Body Burn
Based on a request from my mother (who is new to exercise) I thought I would help her and other beginner’s with ideas of what a bodyweight workout could consist of.
I remember when I first started exercising I couldn’t squat, lunge or even do half press-ups! The key to success is persistence. Even if you can just manage a partial movement, keep trying because it will still build your strength and flexibility up enough to eventually be able to perform the full exercise. Remember that you’re body adapts quickly to new exercises if they are repeated regularly, so the more you do it the better you’ll become. Tell yourself you can do it too, because sometimes it’s not that you can’t do it, but you’re afraid to fail. If you fail, don’t worry and keep trying! I swear it will get easier, then you can advance the basics.
The good thing about most of these exercises is that they are almost like the foundation for any other body weight workout. So if you can do these, you can master anything.
This workout has 8 exercises. The goal is to complete 2 rounds as fast as you can. If you are completely new to this then one round might be more realistic, but remember sometimes you need to push yourself to change. If you need to rest after a few reps then do so, but try and complete the set.
The exercises are:
- Jumping Jacks x 30
- 1/2 Press-ups x 15
- Squats x 15
- Crunches x 15
- Partial Tricep Dips x 15
- Squat Jump Jump x 15
- Reverse Crunches x 15
- Lunges x 20 (10 each side)
Hope you enjoy the workout. I was having problems with my words today. Think I did about 30 takes for the end of the video! Was funny to watch back though. LOL