The 20 Best Exercises for an Amazing Body

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Seated trunk rotations help you to reduce the size of your waist relatively easily. They involve sitting down with your legs stretched out and slowly twisting your body to the left and to the right. This will not only help your waist but will also improve your flexibility and may straighten out any back problems!

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Jumping jacks, also known as star jumps, are highly useful and easy-to-do exercises that work on improving your flexibility and toning your muscles. They also help by working your deltoids and calves and are easy to do anywhere: whether at home, in a park or at the gym!

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Going for a run is one of the easiest ways to both lose weight and work on your leg muscles. It is also one of the easiest exercises to do and can pretty much be done anywhere. Running, or jogging, can actually be fun too so throw on a pair of earphones and hit the road!

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Spin classes are a great way to lose weight, just one hour of spin classes is the most efficient way to use your time to lose weight, burning 700 calories! Alternatively, if you prefer the great outdoors, you can go on an actual bike ride, although make sure to stay safe if cycling on the roads.

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Sit ups are a great way to tone your abdominal muscles and lose weight in the process. Often see as one of the most popular exercises (for a reason!) you start by lying on the floor with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor, before slowly starting to raise yourself. Make sure you keep your arms crossed and feet on the floor at all time!

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Deadlifts are a great way to train muscles and lose weight in the process. You start by holding a weight in each hand, with your back straight, before slowly bending over, pushing your bottom out in the process. Repeat this 5-10 times and you are good to go!

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Planking is one of the most difficult, yet effective and rewarding exercises that you can do to lose weight. You have to make sure your body is perfectly straight, balancing on your toes and leaning on your forearms. Hold this for 30 seconds to a minute, or longer if you can!

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The sister exercise of planking involves leaning all your body weight onto one side of your body. Lay out one forearm to support yourself and use the same-side foot to lean on too. Hold for 30 seconds to a minute and then make sure to switch sides!

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With one hand on your hip, slowly reach with the other hand over the opposite side of your body. Not only is this good for stretching and working on your back and arm muscles but additionally helps to improve flexibility.

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Step-ups are an easy to do exercise that trains leg muscles and helps to burn calories. Either with or without a weight in each hand, start with one foot elevated on a step of sorts (whether a chair, stool or specialized exercise equipment) before lifting your other foot onto the step, and raising the knee of the leg which was originally elevated.

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One of the most popular exercises for training muscles and losing weight is the squat. You start with your back straight and your arms stretched out, before lowering your body and bottom. Remember to keep your heels flat on the floor!

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Lunges work by starting from a stationary position, with your back straight and hands by your side. Then you slowly move one leg forward, keeping your forward foot flat on the floor and knee at a right angle to your leg. Then, lower your back leg so your knee is almost touching the floor and your back heel is facing outwards.

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Burpees are one of the most difficult exercises to do on this list. You start with your back straight before crouching, planking, crouching again and leaping into a straight position again. They are difficult to learn initially but once you do, they are a great way to burn calories and work on several muscles at once.

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An absolute must of any exercise routine, push-ups are one of the most popular and frequently used exercises you can do. Start with your body raised off the ground, using your arms (which must be straight) to support you, then, with your feet staying still, you must lower your arms so that your elbows are pretty much at right angles to your upper-arm. You must then use the muscles in your arm to push yourself back up to your starting position. Repeat this for 5-20 times, depending on how many reps you wish to do!

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Jump-roping is a highly effective way of burning calories and one of the most fun too. Of course you need to have a rope but once you have one, you can do an array of different exercises: from a slow, leisurely skip to a more intense, challenging pace.

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To do a wall sit, you must first start with your back straight against the wall and your legs stretched out straight. Then, you must bend your knees, keeping your back against the wall at all times and hold it for 10 seconds. Repeat this according to how many reps you wish to do.

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Tricep dips are an important way to both burn calories and work on your triceps. You start with your heels flat on the floor and your arms behind you, straight on an elevated object. Then, you slowly lower yourself down so that your elbows are at near right angles and your bottom is almost, but not quite, touching the floor.

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One of the best ways to burn calories and lose weight quickly is by swimming. When you go for a swim, you are using muscles all over your body, from your arms, to your chest, to your legs and it is said that an hour of swimming can burn as much as 600 calories from your body!

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One of the best ways to burn calories and lose weight quickly is by swimming. When you go for a swim, you are using muscles all over your body, from your arms, to your chest, to your legs and it is said that an hour of swimming can burn as much as 600 calories from your body!

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It is estimated that an hour of using a treadmill is equivalent to burning around 400-500 calories at a time, making it one of the most effective weight loss exercises you can do. Obviously, how much weight you lose is according to how far you travel on the treadmill and at what speed – but this is a perfect exercise for everyone, allowing people to adjust the difficulty as they see fit.

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