10 Ideas For No Equipment Exercises You Can Do Anywhere To Build Strength

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It’s not always easy to make it to the gym or afford the membership fees.  Thankfully, there are plenty of exercises that can be done at home, at work, outdoors, in the airport, your hotel room, or anywhere else, and they don’t require any equipment.

Russian Twists

The video shows the use of a medicine ball, but you can do this without holding anything and still feel the effect on your obliques.  You could also just hold anything you can find that’s between 5-10 pounds.

High Knees

Hold your arms out in front of you, palms facing down and aim to drive your knees up to touch or get as close to your palms as possible.


You can also try side to side lunges for some variety, or my personal favorite, Bulgarian split squats.

Plank Shoulder Taps

If this is too challenging, you can just hold the plank without the shoulder taps until you build up your core strength.


All you need is a chair or a stair to do some dips.   I love feeling the burn with these.

Burpee With A Push-up

Burpees seem to be so hated, but I love the feeling of engaging my entire body with one exercise.  Get more bang for your buck with these.

Wall Sit

I grew up doing these when training for volleyball matches and they work well for strengthening your quads.


It looks fun to imitate a superhero, but be careful not to push yourself too hard on this one as you’ll really feel it the next day.

Glute Bridge

You can work on holding the glute bridge for 30-60 seconds or do the pulses like in the video.

Calf Raises

For more of a challenge, do these on a stair so you can lower your feet below the step for a full range of motion.

What’s your favorite movement to perform?  Leave it in the comments!

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