Bodyweight Exercises

#1
Anyone know any good ones apart from pushups, sit ups, crunches, dorsal raises, the plank etc..

Looking for some interesting ones that are fun to do.. been working on handstand press ups against a door but bloody hard to do.

J.
 
#5
Lunges (with rotations for core work too)
close / wide pushups
close / wide pull ups (overgrasp)
side planks
side crunches (hits obliques and abs)
knee-to-chests
knee-ups
Any sort of step work (basic step ups, box jumps etc)
Single-leg squats



theres alot any movement your body can do can be made an exercise :)
 
#7
JayCam said:
Anyone know any good ones apart from pushups, sit ups, crunches, dorsal raises, the plank etc..

Looking for some interesting ones that are fun to do.. been working on handstand press ups against a door but bloody hard to do.

J.
if anyone is brave enough to have your feet in their face have someone hold your ankles rather than leaning against a door/wall. It is just as hard!:)
 
#8
Press up to squat thrust (make sure those knees come al the way to the chest!)
Burpee :)
Windmill press ups (press up and then rotate into side plank, and back down)
One armed press up
Frog/Marine press up (bring a knee up to the elbow as you do the press up)
asymmetric press ups (one hand forward one hand back)
Dips
Wide armed dips
close armed dips
incline press up
decline press up
alternate squat thrust
 
#10
Try Hindu press-ups and Hindu squats - google it!! Also the Navy Seals have a similar press up called the Divebomber which is apparently good.

Theres a septic bloke who does all that kinda training and calls it combat fitness I believe. Ive seen it on a bodybuilding forum before.
 
#11
every day do 50 bench presses using your children, as they gain weight it becomes harder!

Or borrow someone elses kids
 
#13
Spenny said:
Try Hindu press-ups and Hindu squats - google it!! Also the Navy Seals have a similar press up called the Divebomber which is apparently good.

Theres a septic bloke who does all that kinda training and calls it combat fitness I believe. Ive seen it on a bodybuilding forum before.
Would happen to be the fella that also trains rockclimbers & all the fellas from 300 would it ?


www.youtube.com/watch?...ed&search= <--- Grey haired guy talking to the camera
 
#15
Thanks everyone! Some good stuff. If anyone else is interested check out this site: www.bodyweightculture.com If you go into the forum there is a list bodyweight training programs listen in 20 levels of difficulty which is pretty cool.. jumping right in with handstand push ups probably wasnt the best idea lol.

I am all too familiar with burpees.. bloody evil things.

J.
 

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