L et’s face it, most people can’t afford to purchase gym equipment for the home. For many others, a gym membership is not in the budget. If you fall within either of these categories, there’s still hope for achieving the toned, fit body you’ve always wanted.

4 Easy Exercises You Can Do At Home without Gym Equipment

The following exercises will give you a great workout with the only tool you need: your body.

1. Jumping Jacks

Jumping jacks are ideal for warming up and they offer a great cardio workout. Besides working your quadriceps, this popular exercise also works your glutes, and calves. You can increase the intensity by bending your arms slightly and then squeezing your biceps and triceps during each repetition. Try to complete as many reps as you can within a set time limit.

2. Pushups

If you want to work your triceps, shoulders, and chest area, then you can’t go wrong with this versatile exercise. There are several variations and positions you can use to keep your pushups fresh and interesting while building strength in your arms.

3. Bicycle Crunches

You don’t need to dream of washboard abs when you can make them a reality with bicycle crunches. Not only do you not require gym equipment, but this exercise is designed to target several muscle groups including your abs, obliques, quadriceps, glutes, and hamstrings.

4. Squats

Squat-FormThis full body, compound exercise does more than train your quads, buttocks, hamstrings, and hip muscles. It also strengthens the ligaments, bones, and tendons in your lower body and helps develop your core strength. A few repetitions each day and you’ll quickly start to see an improvement.

Before you incorporate an exercise into your daily routine, make certain you know how to complete it correctly to avoid injury. Also, make sure your workout is balanced and that you spend time exercising all of your main muscle groups.

Which equipment-free exercises do you enjoy the most? Let us know in the comment section below.

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