Make Bodyweight Exercises a Staple
Squats, deadlifts, and presses are great for getting strong and building a foundation, but you need to make sure you balance them out with a steady diet of body weight training. Bodyweight exercises keep you honest because you can’t just eat your way to improved leverages to see strength gains like you could with the barbell lifts.
Here are some of our favorite bodyweight exercises for the upper body that should be a staple in any program:
- Push-up variations
- Inverted Rows
- Chin/Pull Ups
- Handstand variations
Remember to scale each movement appropriately and progress according to your skill level. There are plenty of variations to keep you busy for months with this list of movements.
Inverted Rows are a great back and biceps exercise that you can do at home. While the demonstrated video shows a person is using a rack and barbell, you can use a sturdy table at home. Place a pillow under your head before you begin. Grab the top of the table while underneath, and from an inverted planking position, pull yourself up to the table. You can also purchase TRX bands and install them at home