4 Ways to Instantly Increase Intensity in Your Bodyweight Workouts
Whether you're going on holiday, travelling for work or just don't have access to equipment, there are numerous benefits to performing bodyweight exercises. The biggest being- you can do them anywhere. All you need is space and some motivation, and you're good to go.
But if your bodyweight alone just isn't giving you the hit you need, strength and health coach Lizzie Wright has shared with us four ways that can help you to increase the intensity of your workout.
UP THE REP COUNT
A sure fire way to increase the intensity of any workout is to increase the volume of reps that
you are performing. One key thing to remember when you are doing this is to make sure the
higher number of reps doesn’t derail the quality of the movement. If you can do a set of 20 to
30 reps, then go for it!
CUT THE REST
When performing a circuit or session just make sure you are reducing the rest time to maximise the output in the session.
SLOW IT DOWN
Tempo and pauses- these are two great ways to increase intensity in any workout whether it is body weight or using weights. A great way to humble you. Some exercises to try are your eccentric push ups for 3-10 seconds down and driving back upwards or trying your hand at holding in your push up position for a certain amount of time. You can apply this technique to nearly any movement.
UP SKILL YOUR MOVEMENTS
We know after 30+ reps of lunges it can get hard, but can we go hard without cranking up the rep count? Certainly. You could try the likes of ATG Split Squats, Cossack Squats or pistol Squats which are some of the ultimate bodyweight exercises you can do. So if you want to increase the intensity of your bodyweight workout it makes sense to pick and choose the toughest exercises you can perform, or even try to learn some new ones.
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Whether you're going on holiday, travelling for work or just don't have access to equipment, there are numerous benefits to performing bodyweight exercises. But if your bodyweight alone just isn't giving you the hit you need Lizzie Wright has four ways that can help you can up the intensity.
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