Chris Hemsworth may don abs of steel and have bulging biceps, but the mastermind behind his training regime is his personal trainer, Luke Zocchi, who's shared a bodyweight workout that will help not just develop base strength but build muscle too. You don't need any home gym equipment, just grab your workout shoes and set a timer for around 20 minutes.
"This workout is about learning the basic movements: push, pull, squat and hinge," says Luke. It uses compound exercises - movements that work multiple muscles in the body - which not only burn more calories and improve your cardiovascular fitness but also stimulate an increased hormone release (such as growth hormones), which will help you on your journey to get stronger and increase muscle mass.
Chris Hemsworth may wield the hammer, but it’s his personal trainer Luke Zocchi who cracks the whip. A certified personal trainer and trainer for Centr, Luke is renowned for his fast and efficient training methods, using weights and bodyweight to get maximum results in minimum time.
Luke's bodyweight workout
Although this workout doesn't require any equipment, if you want to challenge yourself further you could incorporate a pair of resistance bands, or even a pair of dumbbells. You've got four exercises to work through and you're going to do each one for 12 to 15 reps, followed by a 30 to 60 seconds rest. You're aiming to complete three rounds in total. Make sure you warm up first, Luke suggests some jumping Jacks, side lunges and walkouts for 30 seconds each.
- Push-ups (alternative: kneeling push-ups)
- Split squats
- Good mornings
Centr Bodyweight Training Kit
If you're looking to up your fitness levels in 2024, then this kit has everything you need to get fit and strong at home. It includes a pair of push-up handles, a door-mounted pull-up bar, and a pair of bodyweight training straps, which will also work perfectly alongside this workout.
If you don't own any equipment, but you still want to make things more challenging, pop some items into a backpack and wear this for the last three exercises, or grab two large water bottles. For more quick workouts, check out this 15 minute bodyweight circuit, ideal for burning lots of calories whilst building base strength. If it's a dumbbell workout you're after, give this four-move workout, it combines cardiovascular exercises with muscle-strengthening movements.
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