When I wrote my piece for CNN, I meant to inspire all of you. But your responses have inspired me.

I have been blown away as you’ve shared your own commitments to start your resolutions right now. I’ve always believed waiting until the New Year is bogus, and now I’m excited to have a whole movement of you joining me in being better right now.



We started Ladder because the world of fitness can confuse, it can overpromise, and it can frustrate. Our mission isn’t 6 packs in 6 weeks. Our mission is helping you along on your health and fitness journey in every way we can, through no-BS products, free content, and a community of support and motivation.

That community can start right here, with those of us who are committing to starting our resolutions today, not tomorrow, or on January 1st.

To help get you started, we've included a beginner, at-home bodyweight workout below. And we'll be adding more intense plans, too.

No matter who you are or what your goal is, the important thing is that we start today, and we start together

Share your resolutions in the comments. And don’t feel the need to make a huge commitment. All you need to do is be better today than yesterday. I’ll be here in the comments to encourage you and our Ladder team will as well.

Step by step, rep by rep, we will do this together.

-Arnold

Start By Starting Workout

Do this bodyweight-only workout 2-3 times per week, making sure you rest at least 1 day between each workout. You’ll perform 2-3 sets of the 5-exercise circuit. Do all five exercises in a row, resting 30-60 seconds between each exercise. Start with 1A, and then move to 1B, 1C, and so forth. Once you complete all 5 exercises, rest for 60 seconds, and then repeat again until you finish the goal number of sets for the day.  

Warmup

Squat-to-stand: 2 x 8

Plank: 2 x 20 seconds

Hip raise: 2 x 8

Day 1

1A) Superman: 3 sets x 8 reps

1B) Reverse lunge: 3 sets x 8 reps/leg

1C) Pushup: 3 sets x 8-10 reps 

1D) Squat: 3 sets x 10 reps

1E) Side plank: 3 sets x 20 seconds/side

Day 2

1A) Step-up (use a chair): 3 sets x 8/leg

1B) Mountain climber: 3 sets x 12/leg

1C) Hip raise: 3 sets x 10-15 reps

1D) 5-second Plank hold + pushup: 3 sets x 8-10 reps/arm

1E) Split squat: 3 sets x 8-10 reps/leg

 

 



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