8 of the best workout moves you can do without any equipment

Getting to the gym isn't always an option, but that doesn't mean you can't get in a killer workout. Your body weight provides plenty of resistance to put you through the ringer. So, set aside the excuses, grab a spare square of living room carpet and get ready to work your body!
Check out this list of sweat-inducing moves you can get without any extra equipment.
1. Plank
This basic move is a great way to work your whole body. When done correctly, you'll strengthen your core, shoulders, back, thighs, and arm muscles. Check out a few variations of this move from Fitness Reloaded to target different areas.
2. Prisoner squat
Give your lower body a beating with this squat. It's a safe move for beginners because it promotes proper posture and extensions, according to Rodale Wellness. Your thighs, bum, calves, and core will thank you ... eventually.
3. V-Up
If you aim to score some killer abs, this workout is a great option. All you need is a soft spot to settle down. You'll feel the burn in your core with this exercise. If you're having a hard time with this one, check out this comprehensive tutorial for tackling this powerhouse exercise from 12 Minute Athlete.
4. Lower body cardio Tabata
This routine from Physical Kitchness will put normal leg day to shame. Each move lasts for 20 seconds with a 10-second break in between. But, don't let that fool you. You'll be pounding out squat side-kicks, high knees, squat jumps and scissor runs. The combo of cardio and strength training is great for days you're short on time.
5. Tringle push up
The Triangle Push Up will give your whole body a workout, but this move primarily targets the triceps, shoulders, chest and abdominal muscles. Check out the full movement from Self. If the move feels a little too tough, start with your knees on the floor.
6. Burpee
If you only have a few minutes per day to get a workout in, the burpee might just be your new best friend. This strength-training meets cardio move will get your heart pumping, muscles moving and calories disappearing. This trainer-favorite is simple, fast and doable at most levels of fitness. Check out this comprehensive burpee guide from Josuha Spodek.
7. Superman
It may look like this guy is lying down on the job, but you can get a little cozier on the floor when you tackle this exercise. If you're tired of crunches and sit ups, this workout is a great alternative. The extension-exercise works your core and hips. Bonus: You'll get a good stretch in too. Get the full scoop on this exercise from Body Building.
8. Bear crawl
Leg day is notorious for being killer on the body, but toss this workout into your routine, and arms day won't seem like much of a break. This movement, which propels you across the floor, uses almost all upper body strength. You'll need to rely on your triceps, chest, and shoulders to get through this exercise. Check out the full description from Muscle and Fitness.
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