There are countless bodyweight exercises to choose from. While they may all have a specific value, in general some are better than others. The sometimes overwhelming variety of exercises is why people ask questions like,
If you could only choose one (or two or three) exercises to do, what would they be?
This question has been posted in every fitness forum or group dozens of times, and while I don’t think you should limit yourself to one or two exercises, it can be valuable to analyze which exercises are the best use of your time to meet your goals. It’s good to be able to pare down the fluff and concentrate on what will really make you better.
There are certain exercises you should spend a lot of time perfecting to help you improve your physical fitness, as these exercises help you build a foundation that’s ready for more difficult skills down the line.
In this post, we’ll list the top 10 exercises we believe are fundamental for developing overall strength, flexibility, and body control.