Question by  CharlesBrown (15)

Besides push ups, what other kinds of exercise is good strength training that doesn't require weights?


Answer by  DevoutCatalyst (441)

Chair Dips which is slowly raising and lowering yourself between two chairs. Chin-ups, if you've got a bar. The plank which is a core exercise holding yourself straight parallel to the ground, much more brutal than it sounds, trust me. I would suggest checking some popular health sites too.


Answer by  Britt (453)

Pull ups and chin ups are excellent exercises that do not require weights. There are also curls, and sit-ups. Also try squats and lunges, and leg lifts.


Answer by  lalaland (238)

Curl ups/pull-ups are excellent for building upper body strength. If this isn't an option, try sitting on a sturdy chair, grasp the seat of it, and then "walk" forward until you're off the chair and supporting your weight by your arms and legs. Lift your body up and down for a great tricep workout.


Answer by  YK (304)

You could look into getting a pilates band- a stretchable band, usually with handles at both ends, which come in different resistance strengths. These bands are very versatile- you can do many different types of exercises with them, both for your arms, and your legs. They are also generally inexpensive, and easily portable.


Answer by  firefighter38310 (430)

the above are all great answers. i went through Buds Training at the Navy Seal School in Coronado and i used no weights at all and we all had strentgh. simply doing calf rasies during work breaks is good along with the other suggestions.


Answer by  Jingris21 (65)

Some other good exercises that don't require weights are pull ups, wide grip pull ups, chin ups, and sit ups.

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