You don’t need weights to have a great looking body.
Most people think you need to spend countless in the gym lifting weights to get in great shape. That is not true. Heck, you can get in phenomenal shape at home with your own bodyweight. Here are the 2 bodyweight exercises that do just that.
There is nothing better than waking up in the morning, wiping out the eye crust and banging out some pushups! From military soldiers to prisoners, pushups are the solid foundation of an effective exercise regimen that will boost your metabolism! Why is that? Because it builds muscle! And in case you did not know, muscle is the foundation for your metabolism.
How that is possible is through your basal metabolism rate (i.e., calories you expend daily by rest). So if you compare the basal metabolism rate (BMR) of twins, the one with the most muscle mass will burn more calories at rest!
So what is a good way to incorporate pushups in order for your metabolism to skyrocket? Well let’s take a note for how most prisoners at your local penitentiary do them. They just do them! No sets, repetitions or anything!
They just perform pushups throughout the day. In case you haven’t seen your average fitness-craze inmate lately, they have phenomenal physiques despite having little to no workout equipment! Nonetheless, you are not a prisoner, and have stresses in your life such as family, jobs and bills.
With that said, it is best you take the following daily approach: Do as many pushups as you can in the morning, afternoon, and prior to bed time. This penitentiary-style pushup plan will ignite the furnace we call a metabolism minus the jail bars and bad food!
Regardless if you are a beginner or a fitness enthusiast who have been working out for years, after doing several sets of pull-ups, you will practically feel your metabolism revving up! Since your back is one of the biggest muscles on your body, doing an exercise that fully engages it such as pull-ups will boost your metabolism.
In addition, it engages your arms and abs, thus, multiplying the effects it has on your metabolism! Remember that added muscle equals a higher BMR.
If you are a beginner, it is likely that pull-ups are as easy as going to the dentist for a root canal. So how can you do them? Go to a gym that has assisted pull-up machine. From there, try to build your way towards doing 20 reps in a row. When you can do that, do inverted bodyweight rows until you can do 20 straight reps.
When you are able to accomplish that, you should be able to do at least 1 to 3 reps of chin-ups. Until you can get approximately 10 to 12 chin-ups, then you will be ready for the Holy Grail: pull-ups! Keep in mind that in your pursuit towards being able to do pull-ups, your metabolism get upgraded as you progress.