4 bodyweight exercises for fitness beginners

Where do you start when you don’t have any previous fitness experience?

These four bodyweight exercises may be a good place to begin. They don’t require any equipment and you can adjust the number of repetitions to your personal fitness level and add as you build strength and endurance.

Consult your physician before beginning a new fitness regimen.

Here are four bodyweight exercises for fitness beginners:

1. Crunches

Lie on your back on the ground or a support mat with your feet either on the floor or supported by a bench. Put your hands behind your head and lift your torso as high as you are able, then return to your original position. Repeat.

2. Sit-ups

Lie on the ground or on a support mat with your feet secured by a brace and place your hands behind your neck. Lift your torso up, bringing your elbows over your knees. Return to your original position and repeat.

3. Lunges

Standing straight, bring one leg forward in a big step in front of you , bending your knee as you go down. Return to a standing position and alternate legs.

4. Wall Squats

With your back to a wall, bring your hips down and legs forward until you’re almost in a sitting-like position. Hold for a few seconds, then return to standing. Repeat.