When it comes to exercise, most of us know what it takes to be aerobically fit. Aerobic exercise is the type of workout that really gets the heart pumping and increases our breathing rate. Exercises such as jogging, running, cycling and swimming constitute aerobic exercise.
Doctors and health experts generally agree that healthy adults should complete at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity exercise such as running or playing tennis per week. This can be split, most sensibly into three half hour sessions. They also advise that we regularly perform strength exercises too, two or three times a week.
Strength exercises work the major muscles of the body and help with muscle tone and strength. They include exercise such as yoga, weight lifting and working out with resistance bands.
But another type of strength exercise uses no equipment at all, and only utilises what we already have – our own bodyweight! Bodyweight exercises are beneficial in that they can be done anywhere, even at home, and all we need is some space and a mat to workout on. This means that we can fit them in around a busy schedule and there is no need for expensive gym memberships or fancy equipment or kit.
But more than that, bodyweight exercises help to sculpt, tone and burn fat. Usually completed in high intensity sets in short bursts, bodyweight exercises include squats, lunges, planks and variations on all of them. So there’s nothing daunting or new, just simple exercises, which when done correctly, will enhance your fitness and your feminine shape.
Working out against your own bodyweight is also particularly useful for women to reconnect with their bodies and appreciate how they work and move.
Bodyweight exercising isn’t about building visibly large muscles or even necessarily changing your shape. Rather, it’s about exercising in a way that allows you to achieve a fit and athletic physique, whilst still maintaining your feminine shape. All without a dumbbell or weights bench in sight! Instead, these kinds of exercises promote the development of female muscle definition and tone and better balance, posture and flexibility.
If you are interested to learn more about this exciting and effective method of exercising, our ‘Bodyweight Exercise for the Femininely Fit Woman’ course is for you. It covers the science behind the concept of bodyweight exercising to become femininely fit, how to carry out each exercise safely and correctly (which is essential for the best results) and explores a concept called planes of motion. Emma explains what these are and how these planes of motion determine how we move our body and how we need to incorporate exercise to cover all planes of motion.
This course has been developed for women looking to discover how to use their own bodyweight to maximise their exercise performance and results. So enrol today and learn everything you need to sculpt your femininely fit body!