Low Impact Body Weight Exercises for Everyone!

Try these 3 simple and very beneficial exercises! Each move is low impact and can be performed just about anywhere. Combine them for a total body workout!


Wall Sit.

The benefits of wall sits on your low body are endless! If your knees give you trouble this is a great substitute for the the squat and works all the same muscles. Find a comfortable wall, make sure knees are 90 degrees, feet shoulder width apart. For an upper body workout hold your arms out shoulder level at the same time. Hold for 30 seconds, repeat 4 times.



Incline Push Up.

Find a bench, couch or stairway to perform this push-up modification. Having your arms at an elevated level from your feet helps lessen the intensity of the push up and allows you to perform more of the exercise correctly. Adjust the level as you need, the lower the surface the harder the exercise. Great way to work your chest, arms, back and core. Perform 3 sets of 12-15.



Knee to Elbow Standing Torso Twists.

You can work your abs without doing crunches! This exercise challenges your core, balance and coordination. Bring your knee as high as possible and twist your upper body until your knee reaches the opposite elbow. Avoid rounding your spine or projecting your neck forward. Perform with a hop for a better cardio challenge. Perform 3 sets of 12 on each side.


Taking just a 5 minute break to perform this routine will give you an energy boost and leave your body feeling stronger over time! Don't forget to prioritize your health!


"No person may enjoy outstanding success without good health." Napoleon Hill

Article written by Stephanie Spears

www.7spearsmartialarts.com

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