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!
While squats are largely considered a leg exercise, they’re actually a full body workout that defines your lower body and works core muscles. To do a squat, stand with your feet hip-width apart and bend your knees until your lower body is parallel to the floor — make sure not to let your knees go over your toes.