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July 2015
Use that bodyweight!

For the times you don’t have access to a gym, don’t want to pay that membership fee – or are even looking to bust through a strength training plateau.

 

Maybe you need to skip your usual gym workout and work out at home instead, or maybe you’re traveling for weeks or months and won’t have much gym or outdoor fitness park access while you’re away.

 

As you can see, whether you’re used to using much equipment in your workouts or not, there will always be times when you’ll want to be able to do without.

 

And though you can definitely get a really good workout in using no equipment at all, one of the main reasons I tend to use equipment (especially when I’m at home in my normal routine), is that it helps to mix up my workouts and keep them interesting. It’s fun for me to think of different ways to incorporate some of my favorite pieces of equipment such as plyo boxes, medicine balls, pull up bars, and dip bars or parallel bars into my workouts, and always keeps them challenging.

 

But that doesn’t mean you can’t still get in a good workout when you don’t have equipment available. A few simple substitutions and a bit of creativity guarantees that you can always get an awesome workout in, no matter what you have available. No excuses!

 

Continue to 12 Minute Athlete for their 15 Awesome Bodyweight Substitutions For Equipment-Based Exercises: