Bodyweight workouts? You may already be thinking, how tough could that be … and can they really build any muscle?

Set aside your skepticism because the answer is absolutely. The secret isn’t so much in doing calisthenics-type exercises like the ones you probably did in junior high, but rather in making such moves as difficult as possible to brutally challenge your strength and stamina.

Add the following tips and tricks to your regular gym routine. You don’t need nice new dumbbells and the latest in Hammer Strength machines because you can stay fit with nothing more than your own bodyweight and just a few pieces of basic equipment.

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The 5 Best Bodyweight Exercises

Maintain your muscles and fitness without the gym.

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