Easy Full Body Workout for Teenagers at Home (No Equipment)

full body workout for teenagers

Exercise for teenagers is crucial to stay healthy and build muscle. Here’s an easy full body workout for teenagers at home without any equipment:

Before we begin though, you should note that a few muscles will not be targeted in this workout. Muscles like your back and biceps are very hard to workout at home and I didn’t want to lie to you with some magical exercise without any equipment.

Aside from that, this full body workout will hit your abs, legs, shoulders, chest, triceps, and more! Plus, this exercise will give you an excellent cardio workout to get your heart going.

This is a 5-step exercise that will be done twice (minimum). You can skip to the end for the full workout summary in a list format, but I recommend reading through to make sure you’re doing everything properly.

Let’s dive into this workout for teenagers…

Burpees

Burpees are an excellent workout for teenagers at home because you just need some space and your bodyweight to do them.

If you haven’t heard of or done burpees before, here’s how they’re done:

  • Start standing
  • Reach your arms up high and jump
  • Get down into a pushup position
  • Do 1 pushup
  • Come back up

Do this 10 times. When you do it all together, it should look like one fluid exercise. Try not to stop in the middle, or crawl your way back up from the pushup. Please, don’t skip the pushup either!

This workout is meant to be explosive. So when you jump… jump high. Kick your feet out into pushup position and you’ll really feel the cardio.

This works out the chest, legs, and gives you a great warm up into the next workout…

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Air Squats

Now we’ve all heard of squats, but let’s make sure that you’re doing them properly. This is an air squat, meaning no equipment necessary!

  • Stand slight more than shoulder width apart
  • Keep feet flat and back straight at all times
  • Arms out in front of you
  • Squat all the way down (no cheating!)
  • Make sure your knees never go past your toes
  • Come all the up and squeeze your glutes

Do this 30 times. It may seem like a lot, but this is the only real leg workout on the list and it really does burn.

Do not cheat or try to rush this leg workout! The next exercise will give you a break from your legs…

Plank

Time for an ab workout! This is your chance to fight the voices in your head telling you to give up at this point. This is how to perform the plank:

  • Start in a push up position
  • Get your whole body flat
  • Forearms touching the ground
  • Hands together
  • Squeeze your core
  • (Use image above as a guide)

Hold this position for 1 minute. Try to have some sort of timer in front of you or do this with a friend and have them time you.

If at any point the plank gets too hard, try lifting your butt into the air and bring it back down. This will give you a tiny break and reset your mind for the rest of the plank.

Once your 1 minute timer is up, get prepared for this next tricep workout…

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Dips

Dips are an excellent exercise for targeting your tricep muscles! Find a low bed frame, side of a couch, or even a chair to perform the exercise. Here’s how you do them:

  • Place your hands behind you (shoulder width apart)
  • Have your fingers point towards your body
  • Legs flat out in front of you (heels touching the ground)
  • Bring your body down as far as you can go
  • Use the bend of your elbows to come back up

Do this 10 times. These burn so much, but that just means it’s working! If you think you can do more, do more. The workout might be slightly more or slightly less effective depending on what you’re doing the dips on.

Your body doesn’t need to be completely flat like a plank. Let your butt relax because you’re still lifting the same amount of bodyweight.

Now keep that chair or whatever you’re using, because you’ll need it for the 5th and final workout for teenagers at home…

Elevated Pike Pushups

Elevated pike pushups are a great way to workout your shoulders while you’re home. No you don’t need that bench, you can use anything to get your feet up. If you’ve never heard of them before, here’s how they’re done:

  • Find a chair, bed, or side of a couch
  • Place your toes on it while hanging off the side
  • Put your hands in a pushup position (shoulder width)
  • Make your torso as vertical as possible (bend your hips for this)
  • You should be in a handstand position with your feet on the chair
  • Do a push up straight below your head
  • Come back up

Do this 10 times. It may be quite tricky to get down at first, so I recommend trying it before doing the whole workout. Use the picture above to get a better idea.

If it’s too hard for you to get to 10, just do your best. Eventually your muscles will get used to it. You really feel the burn in your shoulders when you do it right and it’s a great way to end the full body workout.

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So let’s recap…

Full Workout for Teenagers at Home

Now that you know how to do every exercise, let’s make a summary list of the full workout:

  1. Burpees (10 Times)
  2. Air Squats (30 Times)
  3. Plank (1 Minute)
  4. Dips (10 Times)
  5. Elevated Pike Pushups (10 Times)
  6. Repeat!
  7. Take 10 Second Rest Between Each Workout
  8. Take 30 Second Rest After 1 Full Cycle

That’s it! A simple 5-step workout to get your heart going and workout your whole body. Try it out and leave your feedback below!

I recommend you do this every other day if you want to do it consistently. It takes around 15 minutes to complete depending on your pace, so there’s no excuse to not do it.

Keep your form in check and push yourself to do your best. You got this!

If you have any comments, questions, or suggestions leave them down below. Thanks for reading!

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  1. I’m really looking forward to doing these exercises! It has been a dream of mine, to start exercising and staying fit..
    So far the exercises are doing a great amount of work to my body… I can really see some results after 2 weeks!!

  2. hey so im 14-15 and im wondering if this plus pushups and situps will help me get fit bc i really just started and i dont really know what to do

  3. Hey Hector!

    Because it is a high intensity workout, I recommend repeating it just once for a total of 2 cycles.
    As the workout gets easier, you can always add more cycles to keep the intensity up!

    – Daniel

  4. I’m 13 and my god does these exercises hurt. I can barely do most of them (specially Dips and Pike Pushups), so I am really looking forward to this since it’s still my first week. Hopefully, I can properly do them in these next weeks!

  5. Hi Henry,

    That’s awesome that you’re already trying to work on your body at such a young age!

    This is a pretty high intensity workout that you can adjust based on your strength. Lower the reps if you need to and work your way up.

    Best of luck on your fitness journey!
    – Daniel

  6. Hi Shaun,

    You can definitely lose weight doing these exercises as they do require a decent amount of movement to complete. However, you should note that losing weight mainly comes from diet and a smaller portion comes from actually working out!

    – Daniel

  7. Hey I was wondering if these exercises could help me lose weight . And How long it will take me to lose at least 30 pounds?

  8. Hi Esther!

    You can definitely lose weight doing these exercises as they do require a decent amount of movement to complete. However, you should note that losing weight mainly comes from diet and a smaller portion comes from actually working out!

    On the faster (but safest) end, you can lose 30 pounds realistically in about 15-20 weeks of consistent effort. This would be about 1.5-2 lbs lost per week.

    Take care!
    Daniel

  9. Hi there,

    There is technically no prime hour to do any type of workout. Whatever’s comfortable for your schedule is usually best (maybe before you shower every day or right when you wake up).

    I’d say most people prefer to do it first thing in the morning to start their day off fresh and energized.

    Hope this helps!
    – Daniel

  10. Hi,I’ve been doing this workout for a couple of weeks now,what should i do next?should I change my workout or stay with it? what’s the next step?

  11. Hi David,

    I’m glad you’ve been doing this workout for a while! If the workout is getting easy for you, you can either add more repetitions, switch to a different workout, or incorporate some more abs into the workout.

    Here’s my favorite ab workout.

    Hope this helps!
    Daniel

  12. Hi there,

    The pike pushups are definitely the hardest exercises in this workout. If you’re following proper form, but can’t seem to lift yourself up, try to at least control yourself on the way down as slowly as you can and then reset to the starting position.

    This way, you’ll still feel the effects of the workout without having to do the full rep. Hope this helps!

    – Daniel

  13. Is it ok to do this workout every day instead of having a one day rest, or does it have to be every other day?

  14. Hi Jack,

    Doing this workout everyday is definitely acceptable. I would still recommend you take 1 rest day during the week for some muscle recovery.

    Hope this helps!
    – Daniel

  15. Hi!
    I’m 11 years old and im wondering if I can still do this or if I should wait until I’m older. Thanks!

  16. Hi there!

    You can definitely get started on this workout. Maybe save the pike pushups for when you’re older, but the rest of the workouts should be just fine!
    – Daniel

  17. Hi,I’ve been doing these workouts for a while and their getting easy. I really love this workout and I’m seeing good results but I’m starting to get bored,what should I add to this program? is there more exercises that i can do?i wanna step it up and not do the same exercises for more reps.Thanks

  18. Hey David,

    I’m actually happy to hear that the workouts are getting easy… it only means it’s working!

    You can try out this upper body workout (has some of the same exercises) and incorporate some ab workouts as well. Additionally, if you have some sort of big laptop case or backback, you can fill it up with textbooks and start using it as a weight for curls, to wear during pushups, etc.

    Hope this helps!
    – Daniel

  19. Hi! Im 13 and just recently got out of physical therapy for n injury on both my knees. They pop a lot and hurt while doing squats. I used to be very physically capable and in gymnastics, so i was pretty strong and flexible. Since the injury lasteed almost 2 years, i lost most of my strength from it, not just one area, all, like arms, core, legs, ect. Any suggestions on getting started again? Ive started stretching as well to gain flexibility back too before going back o gymnastics.

  20. Hi Dakota,

    I’m definitely no expert in the recovery side of things. I would at least recommend for now that you take things slow while doing these workouts and really put an emphasis on your form.

    Hope this helps!
    – Daniel

  21. Hi,do you have a harder full body workout or a workout with more exercises for whole body muscles? everything is getting really easy

  22. Hey David,

    Not sure if you saw my reply to your previous comment, but I’ll copy/paste it below 🙂

    I’m actually happy to hear that the workouts are getting easy… it only means it’s working!

    You can try out this upper body workout (has some of the same exercises) and incorporate some ab workouts as well. Additionally, if you have some sort of big laptop case or backback, you can fill it up with textbooks and start using it as a weight for curls, to wear during pushups, etc.

    Additionally, you could order a set of resistance bands to incorporate more back and bicep workouts if you have the money for it (they’re not too expensive).

    I understand it can be hard to see a huge amount of progress without a gym, but these at-home workouts are the best you’ll get to stay in shape in the meantime. Like I said, if you can incorporate some more weight in the form a backpack, the workouts will become much more difficult 🙂

    Hope this helps!
    – Daniel

  23. Hi Daniel,
    I play the piano somewhat seriously and don’t want to hurt my wrists/ get trigger finger. Should I avoid any of these exercises or should I be fine? Thanks!

  24. Hey Keagan,

    A few of these exercises do require a big back bend of the wrist. I’d recommend trying the workout as it is (being careful not to be too explosive) and maybe lower the reps just so you have a feel of what’s right for you.

    The workouts that are likely to cause wrist strain (if any) would be the pushups, burpees, and pike-pushups. Best of luck!

  25. Hi,i wanna add some ab exercises to this program,where should I add them so i can do the circuits? or should I do them before my circuit workout

  26. Hey David,

    If you’re following the ab workout that I recommended, I would do it before the full body workout just because you may get tired out after the full circuit. It’s really just your preference, but that’s what has been most comfortable for me 🙂

  27. Hi Daniel, thank you so much for this. I’m planning to do thus 3 rimes a week + your abs workoit and some curls & stuff. I’m worried I’m not doing it often enough but i do dance once a week and pe twice, so should this be okay ? Also do you have any recommendations for warmup/cooldown, because ive been doing jump rope to warm up and i dunno if thats good.
    Thanks
    Max.

  28. Hey Max,

    The amount you’re doing is definitely enough. Any start is a good start (you can always do more as you build your strength and stamina). Jump rope is actually a perfect warmup and makes for excellent cardio. The plank in the full body workout technically is the cool down exercise, so you can just follow the routine as it is 🙂

    Hope this helps!

  29. Hey Daniel,
    i’m 12, almost 13, and I play volleyball. I want to do this every chance I get, but I have school, volleyball practice…it’s kind of stressful. I want to stay fit, and I love this workout, but I can’t even do it every other day. Do you think you can create a workout that could be done maybe twice a week for people like me?
    P.S. I love your ideas, and I’m so glad you created this website!!!

  30. Hi!

    I completely understand your situation (I’m a volleyball player myself haha). Doing this workout every other day is simply a suggestion… you can do it as often as you’d like!

    If twice a week is the most you can handle, then stick with twice a week. If you’d like, you can also incorporate this ab workout before starting the full body workout.

    Hope this helps!

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