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Category Archives: Bodyweight Exercise

March 2, 2015 Push-ups View Article

Push-ups are one of the most effective exercises to build an impressive chest.  They are the cornerstone of any bodyweight workout (along with pull-ups).  They primarily work the pecs (chest), but they also work the triceps, back, shoulders, and your entire core.  So the secondary effect is very powerful, which is why they are so…

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February 14, 2015 Sit-ups View Article

Sit-ups are a bedrock exercise to work yours abs and build your 6-pack.  They can be done nearly anywhere and anytime, with no equipment required.  The U.S. military uses the sit-up as one of three exercises to measure physical fitness (the others being running and push-ups), so that is pretty good evidence of their importance…

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September 18, 2014 Home Workout Routines View Article

Crunch exercise is one of the best exercises to build your abs and strengthen your core.  It is a great bodyweight exercise that should be part of any overall fitness plan. They can be done just about anywhere with a comfortable floor, or if you have a workout mat.  You can get a really killer…

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September 5, 2014 Chin up for Strength View Article

Chin ups are a great bodyweight exercise to increase strength as well as build lean muscle in your back and arms. They help you form the impressive V shape in your back. They are simple to perform…you just need a bar to do the exercise. They are an important exercise in any complete fitness plan,…

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June 19, 2014 Bodyweight Exercise View Article

Bodyweight exercise is a great way to build mass and shape your body, without a gym membership. When done correctly with enough explosive intensity, these exercises will help you build lean muscle. The key is the intensity, as you have to really load your muscles for them to grow and harden. Best of all…these exercises…

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