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

5 Workouts to Increase Your Vertical Jump

A good vertical jump can give you an immense advantage in athletics, particularly in basketball, where a strong and powerful jump can be the difference...

By: Gary Moller

2 Full Workouts That Only Require a Plyo Box

Two Sports Performance-Boosting Plyo Box Workouts By Jim Carpentier, CSCS Athletes and non-athletes typically utilize various size plyo boxes for...

By: Jim Carpentier

Steal This Strength-Building Workout from the Soviet Special Forces

Need to get strong in a hurry? This method, developed for the Spetsnaz, the special forces group in the former Soviet Union—still active in prese...

By: Andy Haley

Benefits of the Bird Dog Exercise and 8 Challenging Variations

The quadruped bird dog exercise is a great movement for improving core stability and spinal rigidity. Performing it on a bench produces even greater...

By: Joel Seedman

A Training Plan to Perform Your First Pull-Up

The pull-up is a defining symbol of strength for many female athletes... I mean... You want to be able to hit at least 1 pull up, right? Women are at a...

By: Josh Gibson

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.