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!
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!