Bodyweight Exercises

Muscular strength is key for speed, power and athletic performance and elite athletes regularly perform workouts with the goal to improve their strength. When not pushing, pulling or lifting external weight in the form of barbells, dumbbells, kettlebells and med balls, the pros employ bodyweight exercises to effectively target the muscles used in competition.

Latest in Bodyweight Exercises

2 Balance Workouts That Improve Strength and Stability

The Simple Core-Strengthening Movement Transforming Common Exercises into Challenging Workouts By Jim Carpentier, CSCS When workout time is limited for...

By: Jim Carpentier

Recover From a Tackle or Bodycheck Faster With This Workout

Supersetting Seated, Supine, Side and Prone Exercises with Standing Movements for Enhancing Sports Performance By Jim Carpentier, CSCS In sports,...

By: Jim Carpentier

These Do's and Don'ts of Resting Between Sets Will Maximize Your Workout

Training for strength requires long rest times. Your muscles need 3 to 5 minutes to recover after you lift near your max to prevent fatigue from impai...

By: Andy Haley

5 Core Exercises for Advanced Athletes

Core training is one of the most popular terms you will hear thrown around by coaches and athletes, yet many do not fully understand the actual function...

By: Jon Drees

Fix Your Hips in 5 Minutes

Sitting at a desk all day stinks. I sit at a computer writing articles like this one. Many of you are stuck at school in some horribly uncomfortable d...

By: Andy Haley

Latest Videos in Bodyweight Exercises

How to Perform Unique Partner Exercises

Bodyweight exercises can be made more difficult and when done with a partner, they can also be made more competitive, more fun—and more effective.

Todd Durkin's World-Class Workouts: Get Stronger Legs With No Equipment

In this episode of World-Class Workouts, Todd Durkin shows you how to build leg strength with three bodyweight exercises: the Lunge Matrix, Dirty Dogs and Horseback Riding.

STACK Fitness Weekly: No Gym? No Problem

In this episode of STACK Fitness Weekly, we provide three bodyweight exercises that will build your strength, muscular endurance and mobility with no equipment.

Pilates Chair Workout for Wide Receivers

Conditioning and control are two of the most important tools for wide receivers in the NFL. See how Pro-Bowl receiver Antonio Brown fine tunes his game with trainer Christine Ruby's bodyweight Pilates Chair workout.

Core Training With U.S. Gymnast Brandon Wynn

U.S. Olympic gymnast Brandon Wynn shows how to perform Hanging Leg Raises, the exercise he uses to build the incredible core strength needed to be an elite gymnast.