Essential Exercises to Get You Fit

Reconsider Your Gym Routine With These Bodyweight Exercises

Many people think that getting your body into great shape requires clocking in long hours at the gym on workout equipment or with the help of a personal trainer.

However, you don’t need an expensive gym membership or complicated workout routine to get in great shape. Bodyweight exercises such as pushups and squats that use your own body weight as resistance are simple moves that can be done anywhere—even your home.

And what’s more, bodyweight workouts take less than 30 minutes a day.

Read below to discover how your own body can get you into great shape.

via buzzfeed.com

Plank
Do
Plant your hands under your shoulders, or slightly wider apart.
Squeeze your glutes. (That would be your butt.)
Keep your body in a straight line from the top of your head through your feet.
Tighten your core.
Tuck your chin.
Fix your gaze on the floor, either between or just beyond your hands.
Don’t
Let your butt lift or sag.
Lift your head.
Hold the position if your form is suffering — the only good exercise move is one that you do right.
Make it easier
Hold the position for a shorter period of time.

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