Fitness :: Exercises to make your body pull its own weight

In the search for the right exercise gizmo, do not forget the most compact, convenient and portable one of all: your own body. It generally travels well and, if used correctly, can give you a challenging workout.

Remember the good old push-up? Some refer to it and a series of like maneuvers as bodyweight exercises.

Fitness expert Alwyn Cosgrove calls his program “Your Body Is a Barbell.”

You can make them as hard as you wish and work up a sweat. Form and balance are critical to get the most out of these exercises. So focus and pay attention to your breathing.

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