10 Exercises You Can Do Anywhere

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10 Exercises You Can Do Anywhere

A living room floor is as good as a gym. Body weight exercises are a simple, effective way to improve balance, flexibility and strength without machines or extra equipment. All your body parts from legs and shoulders to chest and abs, we’ve covered each part of the body that gets stronger with body resistance alone.

10 Exercises You Can Do Anywhere

1. Inchworm

Stand up tall with the legs straight let those fingertips hit the floor. Keeping the legs straight (but not locked!), slowly lower the upper body toward the floor, and then walk the hands forward. Once in a push-up position, start taking small steps so the feet meet the hands.

10 Exercises You Can Do Anywhere

2. Tuck Jump

Stand on with the knees slightly bent, jump up as high as possible and bring the knees in toward the chest while extending the arms straight out. Land with knees slightly bent and quickly repeat.

10 Exercises You Can Do Anywhere

3. Bear Crawl

Embrace that inner grizzly. Starting from the hands and knees, rise up onto the toes, tighten the core, and slowly reach forward with the right arm and right knee and following by the left side. Continue the crawl for 8-10 reps.

10 Exercises You Can Do Anywhere

4. Mountain Climber

Starting on your hands and knees, bring the left foot forward directly under the chest while straightening the right leg. Keeping the hands on the ground and core tight, jump and switch legs. The left leg should now be extended behind the body with the right knee forward. Next up? Everest.

10 Exercises You Can Do Anywhere

5. Plyometric Push-Up

Ready to catch some air? Start on a well-padded surface and complete a traditional push-up. Then, in an explosive motion, push up hard enough to come off the floor (and hang ten for a second!). Once back on solid ground, immediately head into the next repetition.

10 Exercises You Can Do Anywhere

6. Stair Climb with Bicep Curl

Turn those stairs into a cardio machine—no magic wand necessary. Grab some dumbbells (or household objects!) and briskly walk up and down the stairway while simultaneously doing bicep curls to work the whole body.

Prone Walk

7. Prone Walkout

Beginning on all fours with the core engaged, slowly walk the hands forward, staying on the toes but not moving them forward. Next, gradually walk the hands backwards to the starting position, maintain stability and balance. (This dance comes next.) Bodyweight Exercise: Prone Walkout

Burpees

8. Burpees

One of the most effective full-body exercises around, this one starts out in a low squat position with hands on the floor. Next, kick the feet back to a push-up position, complete one push-up, then immediately return the feet to the squat position. Leap up as high as possible before squatting and moving back into the push-up portion of the show.

Plank

9. Plank

Nope, we’re (thankfully) not walking the plank. Lie face down with forearms on the floor and hands clasped. Extend the legs behind the body and rise up on the toes. Keeping the back straight, tighten the core and hold the position for 30-60 seconds (or as long as you can hang).

Plank-to-Push-Up

10. Plank-to-Push-Up

Starting in a plank position, place down one hand at a time to lift up into a push-up position, with the back straight and the core engaged. Then move one arm at a time back into the plank position (forearms on the ground). Repeat, alternating the arm that makes the first move.

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