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!
Studies have found that the classic sit-up is not the most effective way to strengthening your core. The superman move will tone your glutes and core in a hot second. On a yoga mat, lie facedown on your stomach. Extend your arms and legs and then lift them towards the ceiling. Hold this for as long as possible before lowering back down.
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