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 Advanced Leg Workouts Without Weights

Two Advanced Leg Workouts Without Weights By Jim Carpentier, CSCS Overcrowded weight room? No available Squat racks or Leg Press machines? Before...

By: Jim Carpentier

12 Effective Arm Exercises Without Weights

12 Sports Performance And Size-Building Arm Exercises Without Weights By Jim Carpentier, CSCS Muscular arms are not just for show. Strong and powerful...

By: Jim Carpentier

8 Ways to Use a Weight Vest in Your Workouts

Bodyweight exercises are fantastic. You can train your entire body and get a great workout with no equipment. However, they are limited in the amo...

By: Andy Haley

Build Strength, Stability and Power With These 3 Push-Up Variations

Push ups are an anaerobic body-weight exercise performed in the prone position on the transverse plane (horizontal plane) by flexing the elbows while...

By: Shaun Zetlin

8-Exercise Advanced Chest and Back Workout

Are you tired of your upper-body workouts? Is doing the Bench Press over and over again not yielding the results you expected? If so, try this adv...

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.