10 Body-Weight Training Exercises You Can Do Anywhere


By: , SparkPeople Blogger
4/26/2013 6:00 AM   :  47 comments   :  268,874 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. 

Shoulders, Abs, Butt, Thighs

Morning Riser

Lower Body-Including Butt/Hips, Legs - Calves and Shins, Legs - Thighs

Jump and Reach

Quadriceps and Hamstrings


Legs, Hips, Abs

The Butterfly


The Bridge

Neck and Upper Back (Trapezius)

Wall Angels


Floor Extensions

Chest, Triceps and Shoulders

Close-Arm Wall Push-up


Chair Dips


Seated Rotation

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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