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5 Body Weight Exercises You Can Do Anywhere

No time to get to the gym? No problem. You can use your own weight to build muscle—here's how.

2. Split Drops

  • Start with your feet together and jump into a split squat, with one leg in front of the other, as seen here. (Don’t do a single leg lunge—move both legs simultaneously.)
  • Then, jump back into standing position.
  • Repeat for 20 total reps, alternating which leg drops in front.

Basso says: “This exercise is great for your hamstrings, glutes, and the quad of whichever leg is in front, plus it gives you a better stretch reflex in your hamstring. The weight of your body dropping brings you further down than you would if you were doing a regular lunge.”

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