25 Effective Exercises You Can Do Anywhere

Posted by , Updated on June 28, 2018

Finding a good gym is not easy. Even if you do find one, you can’t take it with you when you travel. This doesn’t get you off the hook for breaking a sweat though. No matter what your situation – whether your hotel doesn’t have a weight room or you’re a journalist in hostile territory – we’re going to show you how to get in shape without the gear. We’ve tried to include a couple for each part of the body, but understand that this list is by no means exhaustive. Here are 25 Effective Exercises You Can Do Anywhere.


Leg Raises

leg raises

Muscles worked: abs

Your core is the most important part of your musculoskeletal system for obvious reasons (it’s right in the middle of your body), and leg raises are one of several exercises on this list designed to target this muscle group. You may find that they work out your quads as a secondary muscles group too.




Muscles worked: abs, back, shoulders

No, this is not the planking trend, it’s an actual exercise. To do this exercise you have to hold yourself up off the ground. You can also modify the exercise by turning to the side and holding yourself on one elbow. This is one of the best things you can do for your core.


Glute Bridges


Muscles worked: abs, glutes, hamstrings

If one foot is too hard, use two feet. Whatever you do, make sure you include this exercise in your gymless workout. It is the only one on this list that targets your glutes and hamstrings.




Muscles worked: abs

Here we have yet another group of exercises designed to target your abs. Although normal crunches are super effective by themselves, there are numerous variations that you can try in order to hit your oblique abdominals as well (bicycle crunches above).


Mountain Climbers

mountain climbers

Muscles worked: all of them (almost)

While this is primarily a cardiovascular workout, it works a number of muscles in the process. It can be a bit hard to describe, but in order to start this exercise you need to assume a push-up position. Now you are going to alternate bringing your legs up towards you hands. Keep doing this until you feel the burn.

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