Improving your strength and building muscle can be challenging, especially if you don’t have access to equipment. But that doesn’t mean it’s impossible! You can use your body as a weight for a no-equipment workout. Bodyweight exercises can be done anywhere — especially at home — since you don’t have to worry about lugging around or storing workout equipment. Plus, bodyweight exercises are great for all fitness levels since there are also many ways to modify full-body moves to help you maximize your workout routine.
As a NASM-certified personal trainer, I’ve selected these 17 bodyweight exercises, ahead, for you to incorporate into your next equipment-free workout routine. Among these exercises are moves to target every muscle group — including triceps, abs, glutes, and calves. Most of these exercises are also offered with tips to enhance or modify your workout so the moves can meet you at your fitness level. Get ready to strengthen your muscles as you incorporate these bodyweight exercises into your workout routine. Don’t be surprised if you feel sore all over tomorrow!
– Additional reporting by Angelica Wilson