Updated June 03, 2011
The best thing about bodyweight exercise is that you have no excuse to not get a great workout no matter where you are or how much time you have. You can mix and match these exercises to create a bodyweight circuit, a mini workout or use them as part of an interval training routine. Try these bodyweight exercises any time you need a quick, efficient and effective workout.
Burpees are a tough, simple exercise for the total body and cardiovascular system quickly. Start by standing tall, then squat down and place your hands on the floor in front of you and kick back to a push up position. Do a push if you want or just jump your feet back to start position, jump high in the air and repeat. Check out this burpee video to learn how to do it right.
For a hardcore workout, take the stairs. Running stairs and walking down is a fine interval workout. You get cardiovascular benefits similar to running but also build sprint power. Simply find a set of stairs and you're all set.
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