Bodyweight Training is one of the most beneficial types of fitness training a competitive athlete can engage in. There is a common misconception that if you are not pumping massive iron or using other forms of exercise equipment that you can’t achieve peak fitness levels. Nothing could be further from the truth.
The main benefit of this training is that it promotes joint stability and allows you train multiple muscle groups in an integrated fashion, as opposed to weight or machine-based exercises which generally target a single muscle type at a time. When we train to play sports, our goal is to be able to use multiple muscle groups simultaneously, so naturally bodyweight exercises can provide the type of realistic conditioning needed to excel on our chosen field of play.
With that in mind, here are some challenging bodyweight exercises to get you started.
One Leg Squats
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