[Preview] Bodyweight training for beginners with Dr. Ted Naiman, MD

[Preview] Bodyweight training for beginners with Dr. Ted Naiman, MD

October 27, 2019 7 By William Morgan


We’re filming today on a cruise ship.
We’re going to do this workout
anywhere on the boat.
Let’s run through a full body
calisthenics workout.
You can do a full body workout
in very little time anywhere you’re at
with almost no equipment.
We’re going to use six basic moves
to exercise the entire body.
First of all we’re going to use
our pushing chain.
This is sort of like
a push-up type movement.
If you haven’t done push-ups before,
you’re not good at doing push-ups
or you’re out of shape,
you might have to start out with the very,
very easiest pushing variation there is
and that would be just leaning up
against the wall
and pushing off the wall
with a wall push-up.
That’s the very, very easiest
pushing chain movement
and some people
might have to start there.
As you get better at doing that,
which will happen pretty rapidly,
you’d move on
to an even more difficult move
like doing push-ups on the back of a sofa
or on a chair,
something that’s lower
where your body is more horizontal.
Once you’ve mastered that,
you’re going to move to a knee push-up.
This is a push-up where you are
on your knees instead of your toes
and this is a little bit more difficult.
Finally, before you graduate
to a full push-up on your toes,
you might want to do half push-ups.
This is where you’re on your toes
and you go down halfway
and then back up again.
And the complete push-up
is a full body weight push-up
all the way to the ground on your toes
and you want perfect form,
you want to have your body
stiff as a board,
you want to almost touch the ground
with your nose,
you want your chest and your face
to touch the ground at the same time.
And when you’re doing these moves,
you can always make them more difficult
by just focusing on your form and trying
to get your form absolutely perfect.