The Best Exercises You Can Do Without Any Equipment

Wanting to get that lean, fit, toned look without having to pay for a membership to a gym or purchase any fitness equipment? There are a number of exercise routines that can be performed without any equipment at all and can be completed on your own schedule, in your own home. What are the best exercises without any equipment?
People in the past used many of these workouts to get into shape before going to the gym became a popular option. These exercises have been proven to provide results, whether you’re a fitness pro or just getting started and wanting to live a healthier lifestyle.
This list features the best exercises that you can do without any equipment. Vote up the best exercises below, that you don't need any equipment for.

  • 1
    33 VOTES


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    Standing up straight with your feet placed shoulder width apart, begin to lower your hips as if about to sit in a chair. Keep your knees bent and your thighs parallel to the floor. Make sure your knees don’t go beyond your toes and keep your chest up while looking straight ahead.

    Reps: 20-25, pausing position each time
    Targets: lower back, upper and lower legs, calves, butt
  • 2
    53 VOTES

    Push Ups

    Push Ups
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    Drop to all fours and slowly extend your feet while pushing off the floor with your arms. Begin to push your body up without arching your back. Slowly allow your body to extend back down just off the floor and push back up again.

    Reps: 30-40
    Targets: biceps, triceps, abdomen, upper and lower back
  • 3
    24 VOTES

    Triceps Push-Ups

    Triceps Push-Ups
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    Placing your hands on the floor and keeping them tucked under your shoulders, hold your body straight and bend the elbows. Lower your chest between your hands and begin to push back until you’re at the starting position.

    Reps: 15-20
    Targets: shoulders, upper back, triceps, biceps
  • 4
    26 VOTES

    Walking Lunge

    Walking Lunge
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    Standing straight with your feet shoulder width apart and arms to the side, step forward with the right foot and begin to lower the left knee towards the floor. Keep your knees bent at a 90 degree angle. Make sure the right knee stays directly over the right ankle and that your knee doesn’t go past your toes.

    Reps: 20-25
    Targets: upper and lower legs, calves, abdomen, lower back, butt