Just as intense as a gym program
If wondering whether you’ll see the same results from bodyweight training as a gym training program, the answer is a resounding “yes”. This style of training can be just as intense as training in the gym.
For a cardio workout example, swap five minutes on the treadmill or cross trainer for five minutes of bodyweight exercises, like burpees, mountain climbers, tuck jumps, bear crawls or jumping lunges for 45 seconds with a 15-second recovery.
If you’d like to add intensity, you can incorporate things around your home, the playground or oval, like chairs and benches, monkey bars and bike racks.
The added bonus with all of these bodyweight exercises, compared to doing them with weights, is that your movements reflect your daily functional movements, like pushing and pulling with your arms. Plus, it’s a total body workout.