Best Body-Weight Exercises for a Strong Core

How many times have you ever wished to get your lazy self from the comfy zone of your couch? With a cool bottle of rock solid beer and bag of chips is a relaxing zone, but the tones of weight and obesity that piles on can be hazadous for your health. Some may keep thinking of hitting out the gym and fighting with the weights, but they never make it. Within a week or two they end up giving company to the couch and watching their favorite sports.

Whatever the excuse is, it is still not good to keep one’s body in bad shape. Healthy body means active life and sans diseases and sickness. An alert and sharp mind can help us to survive any situations and make the most of it and once the body becomes active, then the mind becomes the best. Basically, it is quite simple to have a good physique and strong tonned muscles. All you have to do is follow some simple body weigh exercises and you are bound to see yourself in shape and become fit.

The following are some of the main exercises one can do in order to keep the body in the right shape:


These are one of the best and easiest kind of body weight exercise fit for the upper body. The exercise concentrates on most of your traps, lats, triceps, biceps, chest and even the forearms. Now depe
nding on the amount of hold you put on the bar, the same would be the manner in which the muscles would be targeted. At time you could go for wide overhand grip as it would help in working the lats harder. In addition, a closer and deeper grip would be suitable for your triceps and biceps. In case if you start to use the underhand grip, then it would make you feel harder when you are pulling the biceps. Either way, it is one of the best work out you can try out

Push Ups

These are one of the best body weight exercises you can try. They work on the triceps, chest, biceps, shoulder and the core and abdominal muscles. It is easy to target the various kinds of muscles by just elevating the feet or simply changing the position of your hand. By simply bringing the hands closer, the triceps can be concentrated on and it can be simple easy and better means to remove the excess mass if you spread out the hands and make them a bit farther apart from where your chest is working.

Sit Ups

For keeping your core muscles strong and tight, doing sit ups are great and is the best means for the body weight exercising and for getting the six packs you always craved for. It is easy to do such exercise and you would need to use the core aspect of region of the body while doing the variety sit-ups. In this exercise, a large amount of motion which is incline towards the sit up helps in keeping the entire mid section more tight and best.

To conclude, body weight exercise is strictly for those individuals who want to dispose their excess and weight baggages which often end up being a hidrance for them.


Saravavan Nadarajan (Vanan)

Vanan, fitness expert and leader at EzFit Singapore, specializes in holistic training—home-based, boot camps, and corporate fitness—with over a decade of industry experience.