[Workout Wednesday] New Year Bodyweight Strength Challenge Workout

Challenge yourself to improve your fitness this year by building lean muscle mass with bodyweight strength training workouts like this one…

One of the best things you can do for your fitness this year is to build strong muscles. Not only does a strong, balanced, muscular system improve your posture and the way your body looks, but it also helps to prevent injuries, and increases your body’s calorie-burning potential or metabolism, meaning that you will burn more fat throughout the day, even when you’re not exercising.

Those who focus on losing weight alone, without building muscle, will often hit a “plateau” where it seems difficult to lose those last few pounds. By building strong muscles, you will actually be losing fat, rather than simply seeing a smaller number on the scale.

Keep in mind that muscle weighs more than fat, so as you begin building your lean muscle mass, you may see the numbers on the scale remain the same or even increase slightly for a bit. Don’t panic if this happens. As long as you are increasing your muscle strength, you will also be burning more fat and achieving a leaner, more toned physique.

This quick bodyweight strength workout will help to work every major muscle group in your body – no equipment required! Make it a point to incorporate strength-building workouts like this one into your fitness regimen every week to help you achieve your fitness goals this year!

 

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