3 Exercises to Include in Your Workout
By Virginia Laird
As spring quickly settles in the thought of beach hair, warm air, and swimsuits may be crossing your mind. While these thoughts may be enticing, you may not be quite ready to shop for a swimsuit. Luckily, fitness instructors have put together a list of exercises which can help you get your body toned and ready to lay out and catch some of the warm spring rays of sun. A few of these exercises include:
- Squats are great for the thighs
- Planks are a great exercise for the core
- Push-ups help to build upper body strength
Squats are Great for the Thighs
Fitness instructors often rely on squats as part of their class workout to help tone the thigh muscles. While these are not the only exercises good for the legs, they are some of the best. One benefit to squats is that there is no excuse to skip. Due to the lack of equipment needed for this exercise, these can be done anywhere. This makes it easy to find time to get some form of exercise in during the day. Consider carving out a few minutes to begin your routine of squatting daily.
Planks are a Great Exercise for the Core
For those looking for something great to help with toning the core, you may want to consider taking up planking. There are a host of variations for planking. Some research suggests that planks can promote a good healthy posture as well as strengthening the abs. In recent years, planking has become extremely popular in group exercise classes. It is never too late to add this exercise to your exercise routine.
Push-Ups Help to Build Upper Body Strength
Many in the fitness world highly recommend push-ups as part of any workout routine. For those who may choose to skip out on weightlifting, these offer a great alternative for strengthening the arms. There are many variations to this exercise which make it so that anyone, at any workout ability, can achieve success. If you would like to see those variations, check out this link, which includes versions for beginners and more advanced fitness buffs.
With swimsuit season around the corner, it is time to get moving and get your body ready to lay out by the pool or head over to the beach.
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