Try these beginner-friendly moves to get started strength training.
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!
Lying Triceps Dips
This move is a compound exercise, meaning it works a number of large muscles. It helps strengthen your chest, shoulder, and back arm muscles. Sit with your knees bent and arms behind with palms facing forward. Dip your whole body in a controlled manner until your arms are at a 90-degree angle — hold your body in this position for 1 to 3 seconds before lifting it back up. Alternate lifting each foot off the ground to make this move more challenging.