275 Bodyweight Exercises for a Great Workout Routine

275 Bodyweight Exercises to Shake Up Your Workout Routine
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You know the drill: Hop on the treadmill for a 20-minute interval workout. Next, hit the mat for a few sets of squats and lunges. Then, finish off with some planks and crunches. The thing about getting into a regular workout routine is that it can become, well, routine — even boring.

But thanks to these countless variations and modifications from top fitness experts, including our very own Daily Burn 365 trainers, you’ll never run out of ideas on how to challenge your arms, abs, glutes, quads, calves. You’ll be able to mix up your workout style, too — from barre to HIIT to CrossFit, and more. Whether your goal is to torch serious calories, tighten and tone, or improve your flexibility and mobility, we’ve got 275 exercises to reignite your workout motivation. (Seriously, you’ll never think of a burpee, squat, plank or jumping jack the same way again!) Exercise equipment is optional, but having some dumbbells on hand can challenge your body in new ways. Now, get up and get moving!

275 Bodyweight Exercises to Mix Up Your Workout Routine

275 Bodyweight Exercises to Shake Up Your Workout Routine: Arm Workouts
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7 Arm Workouts for Stronger Shoulders, Biceps and Triceps

The beauty of most full-body strength training workouts is that they’ll, in some shape or form, hit the arms. But if you want to devote some quality reps to your shoulders, tris and bis, this is where it’s at. From push-ups to renegade rows to battle ropes, you’ll get pro tips on how to flex your arms and test the limits of your upper body. Plus, learn how to engage your arm muscles and create resistance with no-equipment workouts.

30-Minute Arm Workout

5 Moves, 15 Minutes: Your Bodyweight Arm Workout

6 Moves for Awesome Triceps and Biceps

20-Minute Battle Ropes Workout

6 Resistance Band Exercises for Strong, Lean Arms

5 Advanced Push-Up Exercises to Try Now

The Towel Workout for Your Arms

275 Bodyweight Exercises to Shake Up Your Workout Routine: Ab Workouts
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8 Ab Workouts for a Stronger Core

Crunches, planks, side planks, leg raises, spidermans, toe touches, bicycles — there’s no shortage of exercises to help you tone and strengthen your core. What’s more, there are countless variations — standing, sitting or laying on a mat — for these classic moves. Consider your core repertoire upgraded!

5 New Crunch Variations to Try Now

5 Planks to Sculpt Your Entire Core

7 TRX Moves to Work Your Abs

Your 6-Minute Ab Workout

6 Core Exercises for Beginners

5 Oblique Exercises to Sculpt Your Abs

6 Essential Core Exercises for Runners

7 No-Crunch Exercises for Six-Pack Abs

275 Bodyweight Exercises to Shake Up Your Workout Routine
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8 Plyometric Workouts for Better Conditioning

Plyometrics are high-intensity exercises that stretch and shorten your muscles, while raising your heart rate. The result is a calorie-torching and muscle-toning workout. From plyo lunges to jump squats to plank jacks and broad jumps, here are some exercises that will help you improve agility, while increasing strength and speed. Ready to jump?

5 Plyo Box Exercises to Rev Your Fitness

4 Bodyweight Partner Moves

7 Creative Burpee Variations to Test Your Strength

15-Minute Plyometrics Workout for Cardio and Power

Your 20-Minute MetCon Workout

30-Minute HIIT Jump Rope Workout

Full-Body Plyometrics Workout

The Weight Vest CrossFit Workout

275 Bodyweight Exercises to Shake Up Your Workout Routine: Cardio Workouts
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8 Cardio Workouts to Burn Calories Fast

These days, cardio doesn’t just mean a 30-minute jog on the treadmill or power walking on the elliptical. Virtually any workout can incorporate a little cardio by simply adding a jump, increasing speed and challenging your agility and mobility. Here, you’ll find new ways to get your heart rate up, go outside of your comfort zone and break a sweat.

The 5-Minute Kickboxing Workout

22-Minute, 5-Circuit Total-Body Workout

3 Fat-Blasting HIIT Workouts to Try Now

3 Quick HIIT Workouts for Beginners

7 Burpee Progressions to Get Your Heart Pumping

5 Quick Cardio Exercises That Don’t Involve Running

3 Treadmill Workouts for Power Walkers

A 10-Minute Rowing Workout

275 Bodyweight Exercises to Shake Up Your Workout Routine: Butt Workouts
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9 Butt Workouts to Get Your Glutes in Gear

While some people are obsessed with toning their arms and show off their perfectly sculpted guns, others would prefer a much more shapely and stronger backside to charge through hills or pack serious kicks. Lunges, squats, single-leg touchdowns, donkey kicks and bridges are designed to work the glutes, sculpt thigh muscles and strengthen your hamstrings. Check out these exercises to show your lower half some TLC.

5 Power Lunges for Killer Glutes

3 Exercises for Seriously Toned Thighs

4 Lower-Body Exercises Towel Exercises

5 Moves for Your Butt, Hips and Thighs

How to Kettlebell Swing Like the Pros

How to Do a Pistol Squat

6 Squat Variations for Total-Body Strength

5 Exercises to Sculpt a Stronger Butt

6 Butt Exercises for Runners

275 Bodyweight Exercises to Shake Up Your Workout Routine: Full-Body Workouts
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6 Total-Body Workouts You Can Do Anywhere

Sure, dumbbells, kettlebells and med balls can help you build muscle mass and achieve a leaner physique. But no piece of equipment can compare to your own bodyweight. Bodyweight training can help improve your stability and condition your muscles so that you shed more pounds faster.

The 15 Bodyweight Exercises You Should Be Doing

5 Two-for-One Bodyweight Moves From Brooke Burke

3 Fat-Blasting Bodyweight Workouts

8 Ways to Amp Up Your Bodyweight Workout

5 No-Equipment Back Exercises

8 Advanced TRX Exercises to Build Total-Body Strength

275 Bodyweight Exercises to Shake Up Your Workout Routine: Barre Workouts
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10 Low-Impact Workouts to Improve Your Mobility 

Don’t let these barefoot exercises fool you! Sure, you can get comfy by doing these workouts at home, but we guarantee you’ll be feeling the burn and maybe even wiping some sweat off your brow in no time. The bonus is that these yoga and barre-inspired exercises will help relieve stress and put mind over matter. Don’t forget to throw in some stretches to start or end your day!

30-Minute Inner Thigh Barre Workout

5 Butt-Sculpting Barre Exercises

2 Sun Salutation Flows for Mega Calorie Burn

7 Beginner Yoga Poses

5 Relaxing Yoga Poses to Do Before Bed

3 Yoga Poses to Energize Your Morning

9 Yoga Poses to Survive Work, Stress and Travel

10 Easy Yoga Poses to Help Relieve Stress

5 Standing Desk Stretches

15 Stretches You Should Do Every Damn Day

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This story was originally published August 2016. Updated December 2017.

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