With all this smoldering summer humidity, sometimes working up the energy and motivation to hit the gym just isn't an option! Lazing around the house isn't going to do you any good, though, so instead of ditching your workout, why not give these 20 bodyweight exercises a try? With this heated workout, no weights or equipment are necessary to rip through those unwanted pounds! We will have you sweating up a storm in no time.
Curtsy Lunge and Squat: Alternate crossing one foot in front of your body and bending your knees 90 degrees into a squat. For more details, click here!
Oblique Leg Lift Crunch: Using your arm as a kickstand, tighten your core and lift your legs off the ground as you bring your upper half to your lower half. Click here for further instructions.
Pushup with Hand Raise: Perform a standard pushup, and as you return to your starting position lift one hand straight out from your shoulder until it is extended in front of you. Click here to see how it's done!
Three-Way Lunge: Lunge forward, to the side, and backward, returning to a standing position between each repetition. Switch legs once you have completed all of your reps! Check out proper posture here.
Superman: Lie face-down and lift your shoulders, arms, chest, and legs off the ground as high as you can, squeezing your abdominal muscles. For more information, click here, or watch the tutorial below.
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Tiptoe Squat: Stand on the balls of your feet and perform a squat, making sure to keep your shoulders and back as straight as possible. To see how it's done, click here.
Side Pushup: As you lie on your side, wrap your bottom arm around your stomach. Place your top arm on the floor and slowly lower yourself to the ground before returning to the starting position. Click here for more details.
Alternating Toe Touches: Lie flat on the ground with your right leg extended and left leg in the air. Contract your abs as you reach to touch your right arm to your left leg. Click here to see how it's done, or watch the tutorial below.
One Leg Squat: As you extend your arms directly in front of you, lift one leg and keep it as straight as you can as you lower into a squat. To see the correct form, click here.
Wall Sit: Sit back against a wall, making sure that your whole back is in contact. Spread your feet shoulder-width apart approximately two feet in front of you and shift until your thighs are parallel to the ground. Check out further instructions here.
Boat Pose: As you sit on the floor with your upper body tilted to 45 degrees, extend your legs until they are as straight as possible and lift your arms in front of you. To see how to engage your core, click here or watch the video below.
Kickback Pulse: Stand tall and keep your hips directed forward as you kick one leg back as far as you can and pulse with small, controlled movements for 30 seconds. Click here for a more detailed description, or watch the tutorial below.
Plie Squat: Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart with your toes turned out to the sides. Keep your knees pointing outward as you squat down to 90 degrees, then return to a standing position. Click here for clarification, or watch the video below!
Stacked Foot Pushup: Start in a pushup position and stack one foot on top of the other. Slowly lower yourself to the ground, making sure to keep your back as straight as possible. Click here for more information!
Crossover Lunge: Lunge forward, crossing your lead foot in front of your back foot (almost like a curtsy!). Return to your starting position and switch legs. Check out the proper form here.
Scorpion Twist: Lie on your stomach and bend your right knee while squeezing your right glute and twist your hips as you reach your right foot over to touch the ground on the outside of your left leg. Click here to see how it's done.
Knee Strikes: Pull your arms toward your waist as you bring your back knee forward toward your chest. Continue to lift your back leg and move your arms forward at a rapid pace for 30 seconds. Check out the details here!
Diamond Pushup: Keep your abdominals engaged as you place your hands in a diamond below your chest and lower into a push-up. Learn the correct posture by clicking here.
Hip Drop and Tuck: Begin in a standing position, bend your knees slightly and tuck your pelvis back into a hard contraction. Click here for more information!
Corkscrew Pushup: Start in a pushup position and move your feet toward one hand until your knees are bent at 90-degree angle. Lower your body toward the ground before returning to your beginning position. Check out further instructions here.
For more bodyweight exercises that are sure to crank up the heat and get you moving, check out our full fitness index here!