People have so many excuses for not taking care of their bodies, and not be able to, or not wanting to pay for a gym membership is at the top of that list. Sure they have tons of equipment and maybe a nice sauna, but if your goal is to get in shape a gym is not a necessity. Adapt a “prison workout”, many prisoners are not allowed access to weights due to the risk of them being used for violence, and if you have ever watched a prison documentary, some of those inmates are definitely physically imposing characters. So instead of everyone in jail getting fat, they improvised and use their bodies as the equipment. When I was speaking with a retired U.S infantry Sergeant he told me “I don’t care big you are, or how much you can lift, you built your body and you better be able to move it.” Why just go to a gym and get bulky and stiff? Why not invest in your own body and get so strong with body weight exercises that you can move with more mobility than the average person? Using various forms of exercises like push ups, squats, pull ups, dips, chin ups, will give you high strength levels, as well as increased cardio and muscle definition. Couple that with some yoga and pilates twice a week to promote good posture, muscle recovery, and mobility. I am a firm believer in the investment of your own body, we get only one body, and if you are fortunate enough to be a healthy person with no injuries or medical dispositions that prevent you from be able to exercise, then you better go get your workout on! Here is a simple break down of a fast and efficient workout you can do literally anywhere. Raise or lower the number of reps in order to match your fitness level.
- 10 Push ups (superset) 10 Diamond push ups
- Jumping Split lunges – 10 each leg
- 5 Pull ups
- 30 jumping jacks (superset) with 5 handstand push ups using the wall for assistance
- 50 flutter kicks (25 each leg)
*Do all exercises back to back with no rest, or as little rest as possible
*Once you do ever exercise, that is 1 set. Rest for 30 seconds to 60 seconds max. Repeat at least 3 times.