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Workout Essentials: What Exercises should you do to tone some parts of your body?

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I do know for sure that most of us have a desire to tone or strengthen specific sections of your body but are unsure where to begin? With so many exercises and workout regimens available, it can be difficult to identify which ones will produce the results we seek. Well, break down the essential exercises you need to tone some of the most common trouble spots, from your arms and legs to your core and glutes. Whether you’re a fitness beginner or seeking to step up your training program, these exercises will help you reach your objectives and obtain the body you’ve always desired. Let’s get started!

Note: These are exercises you can do at home or at the gym.

The TUMMY:
Here are some exercises that target the abdominal muscles:
1. Plank: Hold a plank position for 30-60 seconds, rest for 30 seconds, and repeat for 3-5 sets.

2. Crunches: Lie on your back with your knees bent and hands behind your head. Lift your shoulders off the ground, curling up towards your knees. Lower back down and repeat for 10-15 reps, 3-5 sets.

3. Leg Raises: Lie on your back with arms extended overhead and legs straight. Lift your legs off the ground, keeping them straight, and hold for 1-2 seconds. Lower your legs back down and repeat for 10-15 reps, 3-5 sets.

4. Russian twists: Sit on the floor with knees bent and feet flat. Lean back slightly and lift your feet off the ground. Hold a weight or medicine ball and twist your torso from side to side, touching the weight to the ground beside you. Repeat for 10-15 reps, 3-5 sets.

 

5. Bicycle crunches: Lie on your back with hands behind your head and legs lifted and bent at a 90-degree angle. Alternate bringing your knees towards your chest, as if pedaling a bicycle. Repeat for 10-15 reps, 3-5 sets.

 

6. Draw-ins: Lie on your back with arms extended overhead and legs straight. Engage your core muscles by drawing your belly button towards your spine. Hold for 1-2 seconds and release. Repeat for 10-15 reps, 3-5 sets.

7. Woodchoppers: Hold a weight or medicine ball and stand with your feet shoulder-width apart. Twist your torso from side to side, keeping your arms straight, and touch the weight to the ground beside you. Repeat for 10-15 reps, 3-5 sets.

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