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!

Planks

This core-strengthening, isometric exercise does wonders for your lower back, shoulders, arms, glutes, and ab muscles. Get into a pushup position and rest your weight on your forearms; keep your elbows right below your shoulders and your body in a straight line from head to toe. Consistency is imperative with planks — perform them several times a week, holding it longer each time. Do some pushups on the side to build your core; you’ll be holding 60-second planks in no time!

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Drowning: How to Respond

It's critical to get the person breathing again as soon as possible.

Drowning can happen quickly. Three children die every day from drowning, and most fatal incidents happen from lack of appropriate supervision. Every minute that passes is critical in saving them or preventing serious injury. Here's what to do if you see someone drowning and you need to help rescue them.

Call 911

You should alert emergency responders as soon as possible. If there are other people around, instruct someone to make the call. If you are alone, help the drowning person until you can give CPR for one minute and then call 911 yourself (then continue life-saving measures).

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