Here are some of my FAVORITE exercises that everyone should incorporate into their workout routines, if possible! These moves are all great for targeting multiple muscles, giving you more “bang for your buck“, so to speak, during your workout! Not to mention, they’re simple to do and require little to no equipment! They are also practical in the sense that they strengthen muscles your use everyday.
Add them to your workout routine, performing them regularly and you’ll see results in no time!
1) Barbell Squats
Squats are one of my all-time favorite moves for lower body training. This exercise tones, lifts, and rounds out your glutes as well as tones your quads, hamstrings, and calves. It also strengthens your core and the added barbell targets your upper body. A powerful move indeed that you won’t be sorry you did! All you need here is a barbell and your desired weight. Of course you can always do a simple squat without the weight.
Watch this video on HOW TO DO A BARBELL SQUAT.
This one is a BIGGIE! Burpees should be on EVERYONE’S To-Do List! This move gets your heart pumping very quickly and is great for conditioning. They buildup your endurance and don’t take very long to do so. They also build muscle, working your entire body including your arms, back, chest, core, quads, hamstrings, and glutes. No equipment needed!
Watch this video on HOW TO DO A BURPEE.
With lunges you get the benefit of targeting your glutes, abs, hamstrings, & quads. To increase the intensity, try adding a jump in between switching legs or holding dumbbells to the move.
Watch this video on HOW TO DO A LUNGE.
Push ups are a GREAT total body workout. Aside from the obvious toning of your arms, back, shoulders, and chest, you also work your core, glutes, and quads. No equipment needed for this one!
Watch this video on HOW TO DO A PUSH-UP.
5) Plie Squats
I love this fantastic lower-body toning move. You are going to target your inner & other thighs so it helps with those ‘hard-to-reach‘ areas, pulling-in your inner & outer thigh and tightening the glutes. This move doesn’t require equipment but you can always add a kettlebell or dumbbell to add resistance.
Watch this video on HOW TO DO A PLIE SQUAT.
Give these moves a try! FEEL the burn and SEE the difference!
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