When it comes to fitness, minimalism is having its moment. And it doesn’t get more minimal than bodyweight exercises. Here are three simple, but powerful, basics.
You know it, you hate it. And for good reason, as it activates every muscle in your body. Start with your chest nearly touching the floor, then push upwards, keeping your head, glutes, and heels in a straight line. Fifty reps daily will transform your body.
Start in a standing position, take one huge step forward, then lower your upper body until your knee is at a 90-degree bend. Repeat with the opposite leg. Your glutes and calves will thank you later.
The Wall Squat
High school teachers used to use wall squats as punishment, but they’re phenomenal for your thighs. With your back flat against the wall and your feet hip-width apart, lower yourself until your knees bend at 90 degrees. Hold it for a minute — if you can.