Although I’m a sucker for lifting weights and think they are an amazing asset to anyones workout, there are a few bodyweight exercises to work your abs and arms that I swear by and are my personal go-to when traveling or added on to my outdoor run.
There are classic go-to moves like pushups, tricep dips, crunches, ya know… the basics. Which are AMAZING, but we’re going to get a bit more creative here and start to dig deep into our stabilizer muscles to really shape, mold, and challenge those already strong bodies!
Want to know the best part about these exercises? They can be added to any workout routine, only need your bodyweight, and with consistency you’ll be able to see physical changes in your strength! That’s something I want to touch on before moving on to the workout, being strong is a really cool thing. Being able to do a push-up (or 20) with great form, measuring that progress overtime, there’s nothing like accomplishing a fitness goal and always preach to my followers and clients that it’s not about the number on the scale, rather how you FEEL and those before/after photos can do wonders.
Okay, now that I’ve shared my 2 cents, LET’S GO!
Spiderman Push-Ups 10 Reps
Bear Crawl Shoulder Taps 10 Reps ES
Tricep Dip to Crab Reach 10 Reps ES
Side Plank Thread the Needle 10 Reps ES
Shoulder Push-Ups 10 Reps
Switch Backs 10 Reps ES
There are so many ways to incorporate these moves – either by creating an arm and ab specific workout and repeating the moves 3-4 times through or tacking them to the end of your run!
When doing any form of exercise, always make sure to warm-up before hand and properly cool-down afterwards. Honestly, I don’t always set aside time to do this and when I don’t, my body talks back.