Basic exercises to tone every inch of your body

1. Situps Benefits: An effective way to target your abdominal muscles Steps: Start by lying on the ground on your back Keep your knees bent, feet flat, and your hands behind your head. Keeping your feet glued to the ground, begin to roll up from your head, engaging your core throughout. Do not strain your neck during the upward motion. As your chest reaches your legs, begin the controlled phase back down to the starting position.

2. Lunges Benefits: Promotes functional movement Increases strength in legs and glutes. Steps: Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and arms down at your sides. Take a step forward with your right leg. Bend your right knee as you do so Stop when your thigh is parallel to the ground. Ensure that your right knee doesn't extend past your right foot. Push up off your right foot and return to the starting position. Repeat with your left leg.

3. Burpees Benefits: Super effective whole-body move Provides great bang for your buck for cardiovascular endurance, muscle strength. Steps: Start by standing upright with your feet shoulder-width apart Keep your arms down at your sides. With your hands out in front of you, start to squat down. When your hands reach the ground, pop your legs straight back into a pushup position. Do a pushup. Come back up to the starting pushup position and jump your feet up to your palms by hinging at the waist. Get your feet as close to your hands as you can get, landing them outside your hands if necessary. Stand up straight, bringing your arms above your head and jump. This is one rep. Complete 3 sets of 10 reps as a beginner.

4. Pushups Benefits: Beneficial for building upper body strength Work the triceps, pectoral muscles, and shoulders Strengthen the lower back and core by engaging the abdominal muscles Fast and effective exercise for building strength Steps: Start in a plank position. Your core should be tight, shoulders pulled down and back, and your neck neutral. Bend your elbows and begin to lower your body down to the floor. When your chest grazes it, extend your elbows and return to the start. Focus on keeping your elbows close to your body during the movement.

5. Squats Benefits: Increase lower body and core strength, Increase flexibility in your lower back and hips. Engage some of the largest muscles in the body More calories are burned in this exercise Steps: Start by standing straight Keep your feet slightly wider than shoulder-width apart Keep your arms at your sides Brace your core Keep your chest and chin up Push your hips back Bend your knees as if you're going to sit in a chair. Ensuring your knees don't bow inward or outward Drop down until your thighs are parallel to the ground Bring your arms out in front of you in a comfortable position. Pause for one second Extend your legs and return to the starting position.

6. Side planks Benefits: Strengthens arms and wrists. Great pose for strengthening your shoulders Strengthens legs Improves balance. ... Improves concentration. Steps: Lie on your right side with your left leg Keep your foot stacked on top of your right leg and foot. Prop your upper body up by placing your right forearm on the ground Keep your elbow directly under your shoulder Contract your core to stiffen your spine Lift your hips and knees off the ground Form a straight line with your body. Return to start in a controlled manner.

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