Ok so let’s be real; bodyweight exercises aren’t going to replace or replicate the results of your usual heavy lifting routine.  But in a global lockdown type situation; needs must. 

This is honestly a post I never thought Lipstick Lifters would ever produce.  Not because there’s anything wrong with bodyweight exercises, but because they are predominantly part of a weightlifters warm up and or finisher.  

Since bodyweight exercises are not generally part of our core routine, this post does go against what we usually aim to promote around here.   

But let’s face it.  The gyms are closed and the world is slowly turning to shit.  So all I can do now is keep your spirits up and help you to make the best of a bad situation.

So here we have 36 bodyweight exercises that you can do while your gym is closed.

Bodyweight exercises

  • Skipping
  • Box jumps
  • Press ups
  • Wide press ups
  • Diamond press ups
  • Decline press ups
  • Incline press ups
  • Squats
  • Jump squats
  • Split squats
  • Step ups
  • Sit ups
  • Crunches
  • Revers sit ups
  • Russian twists
  • Plank
  • Spiderman plank
  • Plank switches
  • Mountain climbers
  • High knees
  • Bodyweight walk outs
  • Walkout to press up
  • Crab walks
  • Standing crab walks
  • Burpees
  • Burpee to box jump
  • Glute bridges
  • Pistol squat
  • Bear crawls
  • Wall sit
  • Flutter kicks
  • Side plank
  • Side plank reach through
  • Single leg deadlift
  • Bench dips
  • Jump lunges

I truly hope that you can use these to keep you going while the gym is closed.  Though if you’d rather take a break and skip the bodyweight exercises, check out these 5 things to do while the gym is closed.

Wherever you are in the world, I hope you are warm, safe and have access to everything you need to get you through this mess. 

Remember that with weightlifting we become physically, mentally and emotionally strong.  You’ve been training for this.

Brighter days are coming.