5 Bodyweight Exercises You Can Do at Home Without Equipment

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Westchester’s The Glute Recruit gives us easy instructions on how to stay in shape with bodyweight exercises from the comfort of home.

While taking a seat and unwinding after a long day at work is completely understandable, that doesn’t mean you have to sit idly by on the couch watching your six-pack turn into a beer keg.

If you’re looking to save money or skip a trip to the gym, Westchester-based personal trainer Jessica Mazzucco, otherwise known as The Glute Recruit, has given us five simple exercises you can do in your own home to stay healthy and — if you’ll pardon the pun — get your butt in gear. Best of all? These exercises require no equipment and don’t require much space to complete.


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The Glute Bridge

This exercise targets the glutes, hips, and legs for both strengthening and development, but also is a staple exercise/stretch in alleviating lower back and knee pain caused by tight hip flexors, a common problem if you do excessive sitting.

Lateral Lunge

Another way to engage glutes and quads for strengthening and development, this movement is also a great way to stretch out tight inner thighs, another sign of too much sitting around.

Bird Dog

Targeting the back, abs, and glutes, this is a great bodyweight exercise that challenges your balance, core strength, and stability.

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Plank Taps

Working the muscles in your upper body (e.g. shoulders and triceps) and the abdomen, this bodyweight exercise is a fantastic test of strength, balance, and endurance.

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Jumping Jacks

One of the best bodyweight exercises to improve cardiovascular endurance and coordination, this is a total-body exercise and will help increase metabolic rate while keeping your heart healthy.

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