Bodyweight squats build muscle. Daily leg, core, balance, and coordination exercises. Squats work quadriceps, hamstrings, glutes, and calves. Weights complicate things.
Improve balance, coordination, unilateral strength. One-legged lunges build balance. Lunges work quadriceps, hamstrings, glutes, calves. Squatting activates your core for balance technique.
Planks strengthen core, posture, and functional fitness. This isometric training boosts daily muscle resistance. Planks work the core—rectus, obliques, and transverse abdominis—and lower back.
Pull-ups build upper-body strength. Back exercise combats daytime sitting and hunching. It works lats, rhomboids, trapezius, biceps, and forearms.
Pushups target pecs, shoulders, and triceps. Elevating your legs or closing your hands makes it harder. Put your hands on a wall to make it easier.
Glute bridges work the glutes and hamstrings without straining your back. This workout improves hip mobility and lower back health.
Mountain climbers are the last great bodyweight workout for guys in their 40s. Mountain climbers tone your abdominal and hip flexors, strengthening your lower body.