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Livewell Healthy Living Calisthenics And Bodyweight Workouts

Do you have tight muscles, an aching back, feel exhausted even though you haven’t done anything physical? These workouts features a combination of calisthenics and bodyweight exercises, and is a great way to burn fat and build conditioning. Try these and you will be glad that you did!

Our bodies are made to move–not sit around all day and yet, that’s exactly what we’re doing.

Bodyweight squats – Using no extra weight, feet should be slightly wider then hip width with feet pointed at a slight angle. Push butt to the rear as if sitting in a chair, keep chest and face up to maintain correct position. Try to squat low enough so thighs are parallel to the floor.

squats

Leg lifts – Lie on floor and lift both straight legs or modify w/bent knees.

 

Knee extensions – Seated on floor, lean back on hands, draw knees toward chest, then extend to straight leg. Keep legs off the floor! Modify if needed by working one leg at a time.

 

Hands up push up – Starting position is chest on floor, place hands in push up position lift yourself up to a push up, return to starting position and lift hands off floor for each rep)

 

Extended-Lateral-Leg-Lifts

 

Burpees – From standing position place hands on floor, kick both legs out behind you, drop chest to floor, push up and jump feet back in, stand and jump off floor and clap hands, this is one rep. If you need to modify you can walk legs back one at a time, keep chest off floor and skip the jump at the end.

IMPORTANT!

If you are new to exercise, or have been inactive for awhile, consult with your health care provider to make sure that cardio exercise is safe for you.Before beginning any exercise program, get your health care provider’s permission.

Remember to drink water before, during and after exercise. Make sure you drink 8-10 glasses of water every day.

 

 

 

This health informative is brought to you by Livewell Distribution, a company focused on health and wellness. For more information on obtaining Livewell’s healthy products email them at: info@livewelldistribution.com

Contributing sources for this article include: www.muscleandstrength.com

Blog Question:

How comfortable are you working out at home verses the gym?

 

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