Author: S. Bledsoe, M.D.
No time to get to a gym? Out of town? Embarrassed to work out in front of people? All of these are excuses I have heard for why people can’t work out. I posted the above video to show that an extremely vigorous workout can be performed using only body weight exercises.
Watching the entire video, you will note a couple things. First, the only pieces of equipment used were a pull-up bar and a stability ball. Second, some of these body weight exercises can be done by an extremely sedentary person. Third, some of these body weight exercises require incredible strength and are mainly for the fitness elite.
May I insert a little common sense, make sure before you start a vigorous exercise regiment, even just body weight exercises, you get cleared by your doctor. One more thing. If you can’t do a pull-up, don’t attempt the “clapping pull-up” unless you have an excellent disability policy.
Anyway, I hope you found the video both challenging and motivating. As for me, I’m going to keep perfecting my “backflip burpee.”