10 Strength Training Moves for Beginners

Try these beginner-friendly moves to get started strength training.

10 Strength Training Moves for Beginners

Strength training helps you control your weight, decrease your osteoporosis risk, and attain a toned, fit figure. To avoid injuries, use your own bodyweight and light dumbbells before moving to heavy lifting. Check out these quintessential moves for a whole body workout — they can be done right in your living room and will work all of your major muscles. Do these exercises three times a week for 30 minutes. Repetition is key when it comes to building strength — start with 10 reps of each move. With these strengthening staples, speed is not the name of the game: Keep your form intact and unleash your strength for a leaner, stronger, and more confident self!

Push-ups

Get in a high plank position, keep your back straight, and bring your elbows close to your body. Lower your whole body while keeping your body in straight line. Can’t do one pushup? No problem! Do push-ups using a counter or on your knees to build up your arm and chest muscles.

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