Can’t make it to the gym? Try these bodyweight moves

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Uncertain times or no uncertain times, it can be useful to have a few exercises on hand for when you can’t make it out the gym with all the fancy equipment.

This is a short list of body weight exercises you can do at home, no equipment, any time of day, just you and your body.

1. Planks

Get down on your hands and knees, extend your legs out behind you, and when you feel stable enough, raise yourself up so that all your body weight is resting on the palms of your hands and on your feet. Hold for 20 seconds, keeping your bottom level with your back and legs. Take a 20 second break, and then try for another 20 seconds again.

2. Squats

There isn’t much to explain here except this, hinge at the hips, make sure to keep your chin up, and go deep!

3. Reverse crunches

Lie in your back, feet up in the air, toes pointed to the curling, and, using your abs, slowly raise your backside off of the ground, and then lower it slowly again: repeat this as many times as needed.

4. Burpees

If you want a full body workout, this one exercise will give it to you. Start standing, drop down to the floor into a push-up, complete the push-up, and then jump up again. Repeat as many times as needed.

What are your favorite body weight exercises to do at home?

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