Do you ever think to yourself, what are the best exercises for your body? Are you working your body in the most effective way? Find out my top 5 exercises that I LOVE and swear by for maximum results.
EXERCISE ONE: Pull ups
Pull ups are great for building TOTAL upper body strength and core. For beginners, try this exercise assisted with a machine or band and work your way up to hanging, unassisted pull ups.
EXERCISE TWO: Deadlifts
Deadlifts are great for building up the lower half of the body and core. If done correctly, they will strengthen your glutes, hamstrings and back. This exercise will also help enforce good posture!
EXERCISE THREE: Push ups
A back to basic exercise that remains one of my favorites. Push ups will help increase lean muscles in the chest, and arms. Not only that, but it is also great for your core. For beginners, try doing this on the incline if a regular push up is too hard. I prefer incline push ups to kneeling push ups.
EXERCISE FOUR: Lunges
Lunges are great for building up lower body and can help increase stability and balance. For beginners, try stationary lunges. If you have mastered stationary lunges, move on to walking lunges and then weighted walking lunges. There are thousands of ways you can execute a lunge. Get creative by using a resistance band or doing wide walking lunges or even jumping lunges. Switch it up!
EXERCISE FIVE: Sumo Squat
This exercise is one of my favorites for building up the inner thigh muscles. When you increase the strength in the inner thigh you'll also decrease your chances for knee injuries. You can do these with a dumbbell, kettle ball, or a barbell.
Cristina Walterman, owner of CW Physique, let's you in on fitness and nutrition tips, recipes, exercises and much more. With over 8 years of experience in the industry, she loves to inspire and motivate individuals. She always practices what she preaches and leads by example.