10 Body-Weight Training Exercises You Can Do Anywhere

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By: , – - with Jen Mueller, Certified Personal Trainer
4/26/2013 6:00 AM   :  47 comments   :  275,652 Views

A few weeks ago I was reading through the message boards when I came across a post from Chris 'SparkGuy' Downie to a member who was asking about what type of strength training activities he could do without access to a gym or weight training equipment.  Chris did not let that deter him from offering some great recommendations of performing body-weight exercises--exercises such as push-ups and squats which can be done at home or when traveling when access to resistant training equipment is not at your disposal.

This gave me the idea to link examples of body-weight exercises for you to refer to as the busy holiday travel season rolls around. Hopefully you will can take this with you when traveling and access to weights or machines is not an option. 

A Good Warmup to Start Your Workout

Basic Step-Touch (Forward and Back)


Quadriceps, Hips, Shoulders, Triceps

High Knee March with Reach and Pull

Quadriceps, Glutes, Hips, Outer Thigh

Skater Squats


Obliques, Hips, Abs

Pendulum

Hamstrings, Glutes, Quads

Bridges

Lower Back

Superman


Upper Back and Shoulders

Boxer

Chest, Triceps and Shoulders

Modified Pushups


Triceps

Triceps Dips with Bent Knees

Abs

Plank

Do you incorporate body-weight exercises into your usual workout routine? Would you be willing to do this workout when traveling or when you do not have access to resistance training equipment? 


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