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BodyWeight Exercises To Make You Younger

Sep 9, 2008
Here's a simple challenge for you. As you will know, simple doesn't always mean easy.

Its called the "Younger Man Challenge", and is so called because it will sure make you feel younger by doing it, and especially when you crack it - ie one set per exercise. Lighter, leaner and a ton more energy.

In a nutshell, bodyweight exercises were designed to comprehensively strengthen your body, and by working with your own bodyweight they effectively reduce the risk of injury, which often comes from placing too much stress on muscles and joint, in particular heavy bench pressing, flyes,heavy squats and especially deadlifts.

The following is a series of bodyweight exercises, designed to target all your major muscle
groups in order to give you biggest possible bang for your exercise buck. This sequence will boost your metabolism, and develop phenomenal strength and stamina throughout your whole body, effectively blow torching any fat from your body.

Before you begin, do 2 minutes jogging on the spot to warm up your muscles.

The exercise sequence is -

-Chin-ups - grab an overhead bar with hands slightly wider than your shoulders and pull yourself up, partial chin ups are fine for this sequence as we're seeking to build endurance as well as strength,

-Hindu or Free Squats (no weights)- squat down as though you're going to sit down on a couch, and then power up. Incredible for the lower back, legs and abs,

-Push ups - assume the position, and push them out. If you tire, completing the push ups on your knees is fine, as again, we're seeking to build both stamina and strength,

-Sit ups - lie on your back, feet flat on the floor with knees bent and curl up,

Cool down with another 2 minutes jogging on the spot and then stretch.

One of the great total body stretches that we recommend is the downward facing dog yoga stretch, held for 2 minutes.

Down Dog - 2 minutes.

Come to your hands and knees with the wrists under-neath the shoulders and the knees underneath the hips. Curl the toes under and push back raising the hips and straightening the legs. Spread the fingers and ground down from the forearms into the fingertips. Do not step the feet toward the hands in Down Dog in order the get the heels to the floor. This will happen eventually as the muscles lengthen.

Try bending your knees, coming up onto the balls of your feet, bringing the belly to rest on the thighs and the sit bones up high. Then sink your heels, straightening the legs keeping the high upward rotation of the sit bones.

Also try bending the arms slightly out to the side, drawing the chest towards the thighs. Then re-straighten the arms.

The deal is you want to do as many repetitions of each exercise as your AGE - for example I'm 30 years young, so I do 30 repetitions of each exercise.

Break it down, however it works best for you, say 4 sets of chin-ups, 2 of squats. At the beginning you may want to substitute extra push ups for chin ups, but you will know what works best for you.

Either way, this will get you huffing and puffing, and when you can knock out this exercise routine in 1
set per exercise you will unquestionably be phenomenally fit, and no doubt will even start looking younger.

Good luck and enjoy.
About the Author
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