One of the best ways to achieve a fit body for men is by engaging in the body-weight exercises. They target the muscles of the body and help in mass building and stamina improvement. There are several body-weight exercises one can choose from, some of them can be done at beginner level whereas others are advanced. However, there are 5 traditional body-weight exercises which help which can be done at any stage and give impressive results if done sincerely. So, have a look at these exercises such as pull-ups, push-ups, squats and inculcate them in your routine for a stronger core.

1. Plank

Plank is one of the best body-weight exercises for men because it involves all the major body muscle parts of shoulders, abdomen, back, neck, arms and legs. It is also good for spine and builds up stamina in the muscles as well as tones the body. One can start with a 60 sec plank, then gradually increase the time limit to 90 secs, 120 secs. Then add variations to the plank such as single-arm side plank, straight arm planks, reverse plank.

2. Squats

Squats are not only good for legs but also helps you to develop a better composure and stability. It builds your quadriceps, hamstrings, glutes and doing ten squats per set is an ideal way to begin it. One can then add variations to it such as Overhead squat, Farmer Squat, Goblet Squat.

3. Push-ups

If you want to build your upper body, then seek no further as push-up is an ideal workout which flexes the chest and arm muscles. It builds the core muscles. There is a proper technique for doing the same and wrong way of doing may prove to be deleterious. So, watch the tutorial for the right way of doing it.

4. Bridges

Bridges are also known as hip raises and helps build hamstring and gluteus muscles. It also targets the muscles in the abdomen and hips. It helps in the spine stabilization and strengthens its structure. Bridges are also considered to be a good warm-up exercise for heavier work-outs. Do ten repetitions twice, i.e. two sets.

5. Pull-Ups

Pull-ups pull your bicep, tricep and back muscles and this stretching and contraction is a really good way of improving them. It helps in mass muscle training as you are in a way lifting your own weight! There is another version of it called as – Chin-up. A pull-up is when hands are facing away from you, whereas in Chin-ups, hands face in your direction. Chin-ups emphasize more on bicep muscles. 25 repetitions of both Pull-ups and Chin-ups and you are good to go!