26 bodyweight exercises you can do at home

Building up your lower body

Working your legs will tighter your midsection, spike up your metabolism and reverse the effects of a sedentary lifestyle.

19. Squats

On your toes? Sit further back into your squat to shift your weight to your heels. Your goal is 3 sets and each set includes 20 reps with 30-second rest.



1. Stand with feet a little wider than your shoulders, arms straight out, palms down.

2. Lower your body by pushing your hips back and bending your knees, pushing your body weight into your heels.

3. Pause, then lift back up in a controlled movement to the starting position.