Some people who spend a lot of time at home and keep an active lifestyle have always had to find ways to exercise in the comfort of their own homes. Below are 5 of everyone’s favorite home workout exercises requiring little more than your body weight.

Squats

Squatting is one of the best all-around exercises you can do! It works your legs and booty but also engages your core and upper body. The muscles involved in this exercise include the glutes, hamstrings, quads, calves and abdominals. If you want to get the most out of them, ensure that you keep your body upright while doing squats and keep your weight balanced between both feet.

Planks

The plank strengthens your core and back muscles while also helping to improve posture and balance.

 Place both forearms on the floor with arms fully extended in front of you and legs straight out behind you. Keep your body in this position while holding your breath for as long as possible without arching or sagging into the ground.

Walking lunge

To perform a walking lunge:

  1. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and your arms at your sides.
  2. Step forward with one foot and lower into a lunge, keeping your back knee slightly bent.
  3. Push off of your front foot to return to standing, then complete the same motion with the other leg.
  4. Set up for another rep by bringing both feet together and taking a few seconds to stretch out your legs before repeating as many times as you can in 30 seconds.

This exercise helps improve blood circulation throughout the body while increasing flexibility in the hips, knees and ankles.

Pull Ups & Push Ups

Pull Ups/Chin Ups: The way to do pull-ups is by holding onto something sturdy, like a tree branch or door handle, then pulling yourself up until your chin gets above the top of the object that you’re holding onto.

Push Ups: To do pushups correctly, you’ll need to get into a plank position with your feet flat on the floor and hands shoulder-width apart on the ground in front of you (no wider than shoulder width). Then bend at the elbows so that your chest touches or nearly touches the floor before returning to where it started.

Burpees

You start by standing with feet hip-width apart, then bending your knees into a squat. Jump your legs back to the plank position (as if you were doing pushups). Then jump into the air while bringing your hands together above your head in a clap-like motion. Then, return to starting position by landing in a squat position before repeating as many repetitions as possible.

These exercises can help you build strength too over time if you use weights along with them. As Legion Athletics experts suggest, “Strength training involves lifting weights with the goal of increasing your whole-body strength as much as possible.”

There are many different workout programs to get a good workout in your home. However, there’s no need to be stuck on one form or routine when so many great options are available.