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7 Best No Equipment Workouts

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An American professional boxer, Gene Tunney, once rightly said 'to enjoy the glow of good health, you must exercise'.

The benefits of exercising are countless. It helps you keep your body weight under check, strengthens your immune system and most importantly keeps you internally and externally fit.

Moreover, it's been medically proven that people who do regular exercise have a lower risk of many chronic diseases.

But in the midst of all the hustle and bustle of life, we often come up with a myriad of excuses for not exercising. That includes, having no time to hit the gym or lack of equipment.

However, lack of equipment or gym membership shouldn't be an excuse to achieve your fitness goals.

In this article, we at Boldsky, have curated a list of exercises that will make you break a sweat without using a single piece of equipment. You can do these exercises in the comfort of your own space and time.

Have a look at these:


1. Squats:

Squats are the best way to boost your overall fitness. Great for toning your legs and back. Also, it helps build muscle throughout the body. No fitness routine is ever complete without a few reps of squats. These are a few of the endless list of benefits of doing squats.


2. Planks:

Planking has been making waves in the exercising community for all the right reasons. Not only does it help you build your inner core muscles, it also reduces back pain to a great extent.


3. Crunches:

Crunches are great for strengthening and toning the core muscles, specially the abdomen. This age-old trick for flattening the tummy is also great for burning the calories. Also, it is an ideal exercise as it engages all core muscle groups of the body.


4. Burpees:

This full body strength training exercise is great for speeding up your metabolism and also for burning calories.


5. Push-ups:

This muscle-building exercise activates nearly every muscle in your body. This exercise primarily targets the pectoral muscles, triceps and biceps. While doing push-ups nearly every muscle in your body gets involved in the movement.


6. Lunges:

Lunges are unilateral exercises which are incredible for the quadriceps, hamstrings, calves and core muscles. These exercises strengthen the lower body and also, improve balance and coordination.


7. Mountain Climbers:

Last but definitely not the least, mountain climbers, is an incredible no equipment, full body work out that you can do at the comfort of your home. This exercise works several joints and muscle groups of your body simultaneously.

If you're new to this, it is highly advised to consult with a health professional for a physical and medical clearance.

Read more about: exercise, fitness, health, workout
Story first published: Friday, April 29, 2016, 17:15 [IST]
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