The best workouts are rarely the most complicated. It’s better to keep things simple, especially if you’re a beginner. But don’t worry. Simple does not mean less effective. You’ll still burn fat and take one more step towards your perfect figure.
For the following five essential exercises you won’t need any fancy equipment or special abilities.
#1. Push-ups (upper body workout)
Lower yourself on all fours. Place your palms shoulder-width apart on the floor. Elbows slightly bent. Straighten your legs backwards, balancing on the toes. Lift and straighten your body in the same movement. Bend your elbows slowly, until they form a 90-degree angle. Support yourself using your stomach muscles. Lift back up. Repeat 15 times.
#2. Planks (abs workout)
Get on your knees, lean forward and put your elbows on the floor, shoulder-width apart. Lift your body by extending your feet backwards, toes sustaining their weight. Keep your body straight for 3 to 5 breaths. Lower your knees to the floor. Repeat 10 times.
#3. Glute bridge (back, buttocks and thighs workout)
Lie on the floor on your back. If the floor feels uncomfortable, use an exercise mat. Place your feet flat on the floor, shoulder width apart, and bend your knees. Lift your buttocks and thighs, tensing them in the process. Hold the position for 3 to 5 breaths. Slowly lower your back onto the floor. Repeat 15 times.
#4. Squats (hips and thighs workout)
Stand with your feet flat on the ground and shoulder-width apart. As if sitting down, cup your hands in front of your chest and bend your knees. As you do this, start lowering your hips. Go as low as possible, ideally until your bottom is hovering close to the floor, then lift back up. Repeat 15 times.
#5. Lunges (core and legs workout)
Stand with your feet hip-width apart. Take a big step forward with your right foot. Lower your left knee towards the floor, until your right knee forms a 90-degree angle. Your left knee should also form a 90-degree angle. Push on your right foot to lift yourself back up. Change sides and repeat. Repeat on each side 10 to 15 times.
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