POPSUGAR Fitness

25 Exercises You Need to Be Doing

Oct 23 2014 - 10:07am

Whether you've let go of your gym membership or you're spending more time shaping up from home, these effective no-equipment moves need to be part of your strength-training routine. You might be all about cardio for that big calorie burn, but a study from earlier this year has shown that strength training burns roughly twice as many calories per minute [1] as previously thought — score! If there's a specific part of your body you want to try working with a new move, then click below to jump to the right place.

[Upper Body [2]] [Core [3]] [Lower Body [4]] [Plyometrics [5]]

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Upper Body: Push-Up

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Upper Body: Diamond Push-Ups

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Upper Body: Superman

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Upper Body and Core: Squat and Reach

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Upper Body and Core: Lateral Plank Walk

This move will challenge your core and define your deltoids, shaping your shoulders.

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Upper Body and Core: Push-Up and Rotate

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Upper and Lower Body: Reverse Plank Bridge

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Core: Bicycle Crunches

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Core: Seated Trunk Twist

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Core: Reverse Crunch

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Core: V-Sits

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Core: Mountain Climbers

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Core: Side Plank

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Core: Full Sit-Ups

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Lower Body: Good Morning

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Lower Body: Basic Squat

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Lower Body: Wall Sit

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Lower Body: Side Kicks

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Lower Body: Scarecrow With Back Lunge

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Lower Body: Lunge

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Lower Body: Single-Leg Balance Touch

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Plyometrics: Burpee

Plyometrics: Jump Squat

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Plyometrics: Jumping Lunges

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Plyometrics: High-Knee Skips

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