Challenging Bodyweight Exercises [Video]

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Hi, I'm Tina!

I’m the owner of Carrots ‘N’ Cake as well as a Certified Nutrition Coach and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P). I use macros and functional nutrition to help women find balance within their diets while achieving their body composition goals.

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If you’re already a big fan of bodyweight exercises, great! Or maybe you think they’re “too easy” for your typical exercise routine. Either way, I’ve got 8 challenging bodyweight exercises for you to try at home. Hopefully, some of them are ones you’ve never tried before!

Just because you don’t have added weight in your hands doesn’t mean you can’t get a good workout. (Of course, if you have dumbbells or a kettlebell, add them for even more of a challenge!) These bodyweight movements can be done anytime, anywhere! Try them out and let me know what you think!

Challenging Bodyweight Exercises

Hand-Release Push-Ups – Keep core tight and don’t allow hips to touch the ground. This is a tough movement! If your body starts to “worm,” modify to knees.

Single-Leg Crossbody Deadlift – Keep chest up, reach down to touch the outside of your foot on the opposite side of your body.

Single-Leg Squat – The lower the squat (box, chair, coffee table), the harder the movement. For reference, I recently used a 12″ ottoman, performed 4 sets of 10 on each leg, and I was sore the next day.

Single-Arm Plank – Hold for 30 seconds, keep butt down, core tight, and shoulders/hips square to floor.

Plank Pull-Throughs – Hold a plank and use opposite arm to pull a weight/object of choices through to the other side. Keep butt down, core tight, and shoulders/hips square to floor.

Single-Leg Glute Raises – Lift your hips as far as you can while squeezing glute and keeping your back straight. Return to start position with control.

Split Squats – Keep chest up, shoulders back, and perform slowly for some serious burn. Add weight (anything heavy you can find around the house) for more of a challenge.

Moving Push-Ups – Oh, baby, the side-to side-movement adds some seriously extra core work. If performing this movement on your knees is too easy, do small sets (6-8 reps) on your toes.



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