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Bodyweight Exercises

Bodyweight exercises are exercises that use the weight of your own body as resistance to help build strength, endurance and enhance your physical health overall. They are a type of workout that can be done anywhere, without the need for machines or weights. You use your own bodyweight to provide resistance for your muscles, and there are many exercises that you can do to target different muscle groups.

Examples of Bodyweight Exercises

  • Push-ups
  • Plank
  • Squats
  • Lunges
  • Dips
  • Burpees

Synonyms for Bodyweight Exercises

Antonyms for Bodyweight Exercises

  • Weight Training with Equipments
  • Resistance Training with Weights

Related Terms for Bodyweight Exercises

Confused Terms

  • Bodybuilding Exercise - Unlike bodyweight exercises, bodybuilding exercises focus on muscle-hypertrophy">muscle hypertrophy through weight training which makes the muscle fibres bigger.
  • Weight Loss Exercise - While bodyweight exercises are great for improving overall fitness and strength, they may not necessarily lead to weight loss. Weight loss requires a caloric deficit through diet and/or exercise.

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