Best Body Weight Exercises To Do At Home

woman doing pushupMaybe you can’t get to the gym one day, that doesn’t mean you should skip out on a workout and fitness goals. You don’t necessarily need a gym to get a good workout in so don’t let your busy schedule stand in your way. 

Your home is a great place to exercise if you know what to do. Try a few a of these body weight exercises that hit every muscle and require zero equipment to nix fat fast:

Squats

Probably one of the best exercises for your lower body, the squat is simple. This movement hits all of your lower body muscles including your quads, glutes and hamstrings. It also gives your core an extra kick so your deep abdominal muscles and back perform correctly. Use this exercise even while at work if you find yourself sitting for a long period of time or add it to your exercise regimen at home.

Pushup

The pushup is not a fan favorite, but it’s one of the best upper body exercises. This is because it works everything from your chest to your back, your arms and even your abs. If you need help perfecting this exercise, check out our how-to workout video.

Bicycles

If you’re looking to tone up your abdominals, this exercise will do just that. Bicycles ignite your core because they require deep abdominal stabilization and rotation. Compared to the standard crunch, they have been proven to activate more muscle fibers in the rectus abdominus and obliques. They can also be quite a fun way to strengthen your abs.

Head on over to LiveStrong for more great body weight exercises to try!

And for tips on how to perform these exercises, check out the Lucille Roberts Youtube channel!

Catherine Mendez

Catherine Mendez is the Editorial Assistant at Lucille Roberts. With a B.A. in Journalism from Quinnipiac University, writing is her calling. A born New York City gal, Catherine is a social media lover and runner (when it’s warm out). A magazine hoarder, hopeFUL romantic, and avid list maker, she is looking to polish up her yoga skills. Catherine never parts with her iPhone so follow her: @cathjmendez

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