10 Exercises to Tone Every Inch of Your Body

Every year you put it on your resolutions to lose weight and live your best life. You tell yourself that this will finally be your moment of being healthy and happy, and making sure that you’re in control of your body, health, life and decisions. But that can be hard, especially in our modern, busy and somewhat restless world.

In all honesty it’s not just one thing that will help you get that dream body, it has to be an amalgamation of will, dedication, diet, and consistency and of course exercise.

These 10 exercises will help you get the toned body of your dreams. Just be consistent, get enough sleep, eat your vegetables and of course don’t burn yourself out trying to do all of them in one day. #exercise #fitness #workout
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Exercising may be hard and difficult to work into your schedule, but it does pay off and leave you feeling relaxed and healthy.

These 10 exercises will help you get the toned body of your dreams. Just be consistent, get enough sleep, eat your vegetables and of course don’t burn yourself out trying to do all of them in one day.

1. Pushups

Of course this is most popular exercise that we’ve all been exposed to, and it does have its benefits.

How to do it

1. Get yourself into the plank position and put your arms out, and make sure your form is tight and balanced. Then gently lower your body down to the ground without touching it, and lift your weight back into the initial position.

2. It may sound easy, but you will probably catch your breath. Try to do at least three reps of these, for a good workout.

3. And if it’s difficult to do on the ground, you can begin with downing pushups by standing up and lifting your weight against a wall.


2. Lunges

Lunges will really help you get that belly and leg fat loose. It’s a little hard to do in the beginning but once you flex those muscles and catch onto a pace, it will work wonders for you.

How to do it

1. Stand straight with your feet shoulder width apart and your arms loose on your sides.

2. Bend down as you project your knee forward with your hands placed on your hips, and then fall back into the initial standing position, and then repeat with the other leg. (Your movements and position must be coordinated and not be harsh or painful for you).

3. Do this at least ten times in three sets, and you’ll be feeling the hot burn.

3. Squats

Literally something you can do just by standing up and you don’t need a lot of leg space for this either. Squats are also an amazing way to increase your muscle strength and flexibility, and are a good stretch for your back and legs.

How to do it

1. Stand up with your feet slightly apart and your arms at your sides. Warm yourself up a bit by doing some light stretches, and then bend down into a sitting position, making sure you stretch those leg muscles and then rise back into the standing position.

2. Just make sure that this is something you can be with ease and that you are not in pain. Don’t do this if already have knee pain.

3. You can do Squats 20 times on each side in three sets for a good work out.


4. Situps

Situps are a good and easy way of getting the blood flowing through your body and activating those unused muscles. They are also a good to target that belly fat that won’t budge, but again take it easy and don’t do them to the point of pain.

How to do it

1. Lay back on the ground, with your feet flat on the ground and your knees bent, and your hands behind your head.

2. Then holding your head work your core area up towards your knees and then back on the ground. (Again make sure not strain yourself or accept too much pain).

2. You can do fifteen sitsups in three sets.

5. Gluten Bridge

Another great way to tackle all that back fat that just doesn’t go away.

How to do it

1. Get on the ground on your back; your feet should be the ground, with the knees bent parallel to each other. You don’t need to hold your head this time, or pull your face towards your knees.

2. In that position what you must do is lift your hips on the ground, while making sure that your feet and shoulders stay in touch with the ground.

3. This is a excellent exercise for your back, core and glutes, hence the name.

4. Just be careful not to strain or pull any muscles, which you can make sure of by making gradual movements and making pauses in between.

5. Try to complete three sets of these of 10 reps.


6. Side planks

Now back to strengthening that crucial core. Side planks also work wonders on the whole body overall but they require a lot of careful movements; try to do these gradually and with ease for the best results.

How to do it

1. First lie on onside of your body. Place one leg and foot onto the other, then with the arm placed on the ground, pull your body up against gravity.

2. Make sure while doing these side planks that there is emphasis and pressure on your core and spinal region. Your body must be in a straight line, as the hips and knees are lifted above the ground.

3. Just be careful not to strain your back or knees as you do at least 3 sets of 10 to 15 reps. And of course work both sides of your body.

7. Burpees

Burpees are a definite way of getting the juices flowing through your body. They are also simple, effective, and fun but of course will leave you breathing heavy and feeling the burn.

How to do it

1. Start by standing up with your feet shoulder-width apart with your arms hanging on the sides.  Propel your arms forward and begin to squat towards the ground, and swiftly change into a push up position.

2. Then pull your legs back up towards your chest, and then jump up and fall back in the initial position.

3. You can do these for about 3 sets or about 10 reps.


8. Single-leg deadlifts

‘Do you even lift?’ Well now you will. This is the perfect exercise to test and build both muscle and balance. You are of course going to need dumbbells, and if they aren’t available you can use filled water bottles.

Just make sure that you aren’t dizzy before trying them.

How to do it

1. Start off with standing up straight with the dumbbells in your hand, then with a bent knee pull your torso towards the ground, and have one leg suspend backwards in the air.

2. Again make sure not to strain yourself, and when you feel like you’ve found your stretch limit go back to your initial position.

3. You can do 3 sets of this.

9. Dumbbell Row

These are relatively easy but have a great effective on your core, arms and back.

Get some dumbbells, bottles or books that you can lift with ease. And while you lift the dumbbells make sure to hold them from the end of the handles, not the center.

How to do it

1. Grab your dumbbells, and bend your knees down a bit push your butt out and hunch your back forward in a straight line. Make sure not arch your back, and put too much weight on your back.

2. Then proceed to push the dumbbells forward and lift them back into the initial position. Really work those arms and back.

3. You can go a little excessive with these; just make sure not to hurt your back.

4. Try about 3 sets of 10 reps.


10. Standing Overhead Dumbbell Presses

Another exercise that is fairly simple to execute, and you don’t need a lot space for it either. All you need is the will to achieve the body of your dreams. This in particular is great for your arms and shoulder.

How to do it

1. Stand up straight with your legs shoulder-width apart, and with the dumbbells in your hands lift them up above your head.

2. Make sure your core feels the pull of the weights in your core area and that your neck in straight and not in a strain. And after having lifted the weights above your head gently lower them down, as to not pull any muscles suddenly.

3. You can do this for about 3 sets.

We hope that you find these exercises helpful and effective. But remember that in order to get the results you want you must be consistent and make an overall change in lifestyle and diet to react optimum health and strength.

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