Body Weight Exercises!

Updated: Feb 10

In an attempt to build my core for more balance after my injury/recovery, it was imperative that I incorporate some form of exercises Into my daily routine. I had the opportunity to continue physical therapy at a gym, but due to COVID-19, I was again confined to my home. I decided to do personal research on body weight exercises which seemed to provide great results and I did not need a gym membership to get started. I began with planking because of the extraordinary benefits. You too can obtain these extraordinary benefits with just 3 minutes out of your day. I will admit it was at first a very difficult 3 minutes, but over time as my core got stronger this exercise became simpler and I was able to increase my time from 3-5 minutes.

I am sure that there are a ton of body weight exercises out there that I am unaware of. However, there are several that I have personally tried and, are a part my of daily workout routine. The exercises are as follows: Planks, donkey kicks, fire-hydrants, leg raises, and some plain ole' squats

After a 3 mile walk I perform the following:

3 minute plank in push-up position

Donkey Kicks 15 Reps x 3 Sets

2 minute plank in elbow position ( This one is still super hard for me I started with 30 sec)

Fire Hydrants 10 Reps x 3 Sets

30 Leg Raises

20 Squats

**Before Picture 05/01/2020...After Picture 05/31/2020 **

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