Categories: Fitness

Best Exercises That Require No Equipment

Whether you want to go to your gym, or just stay at home for the day, getting in your daily exercise is important!  It becomes easy for us to skip our workouts because we don’t have time to go to the gym, we don’t have the right equipment, or we just don’t know how to. Well, just because you don’t have the equipment or you aren’t in the right setting, doesn’t mean you have to wait until you do have your usual dumbbells, or when you’re at the gym!  Lucky for you, these exercises require no equipment, so you can do them anywhere at any time!

1. Pushups

This exercise might seem basic because it’s probably the first exercise you’ve ever learned after running. However, there’s a reason why gymnasts and people all around still do this classic exercise! It works out your entire body, literally starting form your head to your toes!

2. Air Swimming

If you have bad posture and you’ve been trying to fix it, this workout move is perfect for you! This exercise strengthens your back and also prevents you from having any back pains or injuries. Start by laying down on your stomach with your arms extended out by your ears. Lift your legs, chest, and arms off of the floor, and squeeze your glutes. Lift your arms and legs up and down, keeping them off of the ground the whole time.

3. Bulgarian Split Squat

For this exercise, you technically do need “equipment” but it is something that you can find anywhere, and it can be anything! You can use a chair, short table, or even your couch! Stand with your back facing your equipment. Place the top of your right foot onto your equipment while your left foot is flat on the ground. Put your hands behind your head and flex your abs. Bend your knees and squat down. You can do this however many times as you need, and then switch legs and do the same movements!

4. Single-Leg Tricep Dip

This particular exercise focuses on your biceps as well as your abs! Sit on the ground with your feet flat on the ground, making sure your knees are bent. Place your hands behind you and make sure your fingers are facing towards your back. Lift your hips and lift your butt off of the ground, and lift one of your legs up straight. Bend your arms as if you were doing pushups, and make sure your butt never touches the ground! Switch legs and repeat.

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5. Glute Bridge

This exercise is good for when your glutes stiffen up from sitting for too long. If you have tight and stiff glutes, this can cause your bottom to not work the way that it used to, or is supposed to. Start off by lying on your back, with your hands and arms to your sides. Your feet should be flat on the ground, and your knees should be bent. Push through your heels and squeeze your abs and glutes and flex for about a second or two before coming back down!

6. Burpee with Pushup

This exercise is guaranteed to get your heart pumping while also working your core, glutes, hamstrings, and quads! Jump as high as you can with your arms stretching straight up into the air, and squat down into a push up position, and do a pushup. Then bring your feet back up by jumping into squat position, and jumping again with your arms shooting straight up into the air! You can do this as many times as you want and also pair it with different cardio movements!

Have you tried these exercises? Which ones were the most challenging? Let us know in the comments down below!

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