The plank is a full-body workout and is designed to help you build your core strength. During the plank, one must stay in a static position for a particular amount of time. Here’s how you get into the plank position: Get down on the floor and place your forearms on the ground in line with your shoulders. Straighten your body and dig your toes into the floor. Your body should form a straight line from your shoulders to your ankles. Concentrate on a spot in front of your arms and hold this pose for a minimum of 15 counts. Increase the time as you go along.
If you want a fun work-out, just turn up the music and dance it out. ‘Zumba’ is a great new dance workout for those who really want to burn some calories. Look up different zumba routines on YouTube and sway to the beat for at least 20-30 minutes each day.
4. Stair Climbing
You don’t need to go too far for this one. Climb your way to a fabulous body. It will also help you develop those leg muscles and increase your stamina. Start off slowly and then increase the number of stairs you climb. In the beginning, you can even alternate climbing two flights of stairs with walking on the spot and then repeating the same. As you become faster, start taking two steps at a time.
Build your abdomen muscles with crunches. When done correctly, crunches are a great way to strengthen and tone your abs. Follow these easy steps: Lie on your back with your feet against a wall. In this position, your knees will be bent at a 90° angle. Tighten your ab muscles and raise your head and shoulders off the floor. Place your arms behind your head for support with your elbows facing outwards, or cross your arms across your chest. Hold this pose for three deep breaths and then slowly lower your head down to the ground and repeat it again.
Squat exercises help build your muscles, improve mobility, flexibility and your posture. How to squat perfectly? First, stand with your feet apart, slightly wider than your hip. Keep your back straight, shoulders relaxed and toes pointed out. In this position, lower your body down slowly as if you are sitting on a chair. Do this until your thighs are parallel to the ground. Make sure that your knees do not pass over your toes. Slowly, come back to your standing position and then repeat the exercise.
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