The 5 Best No-Gym Core Strengthening Exercises

The best thing about these 5 core strengthening exercises is that they make use of your bodyweight alone and you won’t need a personal trainer, any equipment, and definitely no gym! Get into the best shape of your life with these step-by-step core strengthening exercises.


  1. Start by standing with your feet shoulder-width apart
  2. Squat and place your palms flat on the floor
  3. With your hands on the floor, kick your legs out behind you to get into the starting position of push-up
  4. Complete a single push-up
  5. With your hands still on the floor, draw your legs up quickly to land with your feet between your hands
  6. Straighten out by jumping up vertically with your hands reaching above your head

Jack-Knife Sit-Up

  1. Start by lying on your back with your legs straight and your arms extended above your head
  2. Fold your body into a ‘V’ by lifting your legs and torso towards each other, keeping both your legs straight and your arms extended
  3. Be sure to lift your shoulder blades off the floor as your close to perpendicular to the floor as possible
  4. Touch your legs with your hands and then lower your body back to the starting position

Mountain Climber

  1. Start in the push-up position
  2. Keeping your back straight, bring your right knee towards your chest and quickly return it to the starting position
  3. Bring your left knee towards your chest while you daydream about online slots Australia and quickly return it to the starting position
  4. Start speeding up the movement by alternating your legs as quickly as possible
  5. The motion should feel as if you’re running in place with your hands on the ground

Oblique Crunch

  1. Start by lying on your back with your legs bent at a 90° angle in the air
  2. Place your hands behind your head with your elbows flared to the side
  3. Rotate your torso in order to move your right should towards your left thigh
  4. Your upper back should be off the floor and your right elbow as close to or touching your left knee
  5. Lower yourself to the starting position
  6. Repeat the movement on the opposite side

Seated Scissor Kick

  1. Start by lying down with your back pressed into the floor and your arms extended to each side with the palms facing down
  2. Put a slight bend in the knees and lift your legs so that your heels are approximately 15cm off the ground
  3. Contract your abs and bring your back slightly off the floor
  4. Open and close your legs as if they were a pair of scissors by crossing one straightened legs over the other and alternating which leg is on top
  5. Remember to keep your abs flexed at all times with your back slightly off the floor

You’ll quickly realise the vast benefits of strong core muscles once you’ve done these exercises for a few weeks!