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20 Effective Body Weight Exercises – No Equipment Required

20 Effective Body Weight Exercises – No Equipment Required

You don't need lots of equipment to have a great workout at home. Check out these great and effective body weight exercises!

There are many times when I hear from friends who admire my fitness lifestyle but don’t know quite where to start with theirs. People who don’t workout generally think that you need a super fancy gym membership, or a high priced personal trainer or a lofty piece of equipment in order to get fit. The easiest thing to start with is body weight exercises. It costs nothing, all it requires is a little determination and consistency.

You don't need lots of equipment to have a great workout at home. Check out these great and effective body weight exercises!

Truth is, you don’t need a gym to have a tough workout. You can create your own routine with these manageable effective body weight exercises that will keep you fit and trim from the inside of your home.

Looking for a no cost way to start your exercise routine? Check out 20 Effective Body Weight Exercises -- No Equipment Needed

Today I am sharing 20 Effective Body Weight Exercises to help someone out there that might want to get started with a new routine, but is not quite sure how. You can do these in your home, with no one watching, or you can do them on the gym floor. Body weight exercises are the most effective types of workouts because you are using all of your body weight as resistance. They are not the easiest but they have proven to be super effective!

According to Wikipedia:

Bodyweight exercises are strength training exercises that use the individual’s own weight to provide resistance against gravity. Bodyweight exercises can enhance a range of biomotor abilities including strength, power, endurance, speed, flexibility, coordination and balance.

Check them out below!


Mountain Climbers

Jumping Jacks

Forward Lunges

Plie Squats

Reverse Lunges

Push Ups

Side Bends

High Knees



Toe Taps

Walking Lunges


High Kicks


Bicycle Crunch


Leg Lifts

Donkey Kicks

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How often do you do these body weight exercises? If you are more advanced in fitness, how do you advise someone to start their routine?

Sandra D Laflamme

Wednesday 8th of November 2017

What I love the most about body weight exercises is that you can do them anywhere anytime without the need for extra equipment. Great list! Thanks Nellie!

GiGi Eats

Sunday 14th of August 2016

I AM SO bookmarking this! Some of my favorites = wall sits, planks, ass raises and squats!! I have been focusing on the booty lately!


Thursday 11th of August 2016

These are all fantastic body weight exercises. Plus, mountain climbers and knee highs are both great for getting the heart rate up. Wow, I miss working out.


Tuesday 9th of August 2016

I read this last night and really appreciated it! I generally have no clue where to start. I start and then stop again too, which can't be good. I now know what a burpee is! What a weird word.

Janine HulDie

Monday 8th of August 2016

Great list here today and you totally included many that I have also done now and in the past, too!! ;)