Feel the Burn: Bodyweight Exercises

We are finally back from a summer break!  It has been about 6 weeks since we last published a post, and although having a  break was refreshing, we missed connecting with our followers and blogging community.

For the first week of Autumn, we thought that a ‘feel the burn’ theme might be good to get back into the swing of things.  After any break, especially a fitness break, building back up to peak performance takes time and discipline.  Day 1 can also feel like hard work so starting slow may be of benefit.

A good way to start slow is to use your own bodyweight as your sculpting fitness tool.

Over the last year, we’ve been compiling a list of bodyweight exercises as a resource for everyday fitness.  Wherever you are, these exercises can help you stay in shape without equipment or too much fuss.

Below are just 10 of our favorite bodyweight exercises from which to pick and choose to get your burn started.  We will continue to share more from our list in future posts.  The full list will be available on our site soon.

10 Favorite Bodyweight Exercises

Diamond Push Up

Pull Up

Lateral Box Hop

Squat Thruster with Rotation

Alternating Lunge with Touchdown

Vertical Jump – Static

Wall Slide

Cross-arm Crunch


Rock and Roll


Try these exercises and tell us what you think of them.  Are they challenging enough? How many sets did you do before feeling the burn?  Which one is your favorite?

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About aspireperspirenourish

We are sisters who share a passion for healthy living! Each of us brings different knowledge and skills to this project, some similar experiences and a whole lot of shared passion for mindful, fit and nutritious living. This blog is our way of spreading our knowledge and passion about motivation, fitness and nutrition for everyday living. It is also our forum for finding like-minded people from whom we can learn. To learn more about us, please see our "About" page.
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