One of the classics that works the arms and chest muscles. The easy version is you stand on your knees then lean forward to prop on your hands palm down, shoulder width distance.
Lower yourself down using the strength of your arms until your chest grazes the floor then push yourself back up to the starting position still using only the strength of your arms.
The advanced version is you begin this workout in a high plank position.
Lowering yourself down with the strength of your arms until your chest grazes the floor then push yourself back up to the plank position, arms fully extended then repeat.
2. Tricep dips
This workout targets the arms and shoulders. You will need a sturdy chair or a step to use when doing it.
To complete a bench dip, sit straight on the edge of the step or chair with your legs extended before you, heels on the ground.
Grip the edge of your seat firmly and slide off your perch, lowering your body towards the ground until your arms form a 90 degree angle.
Push with your arms to get your body back to the starting position and repeat.
Cardio can be beneficial in helping you form an hourglass figure by burning fat around your midsection making it slimmer and your waist smaller along with toning your body overall.
Cardio will also keep your heart healthy and supply sufficient blood and oxygen throughout your muscles promoting overall good health and fitness.
Cardio is great for burning calories and maintaining a healthy body weight which is ideal for you achieving your sexy physique.
Dancing, cycling, swimming, step aerobics and running (just to name a few) are some of the best cardio workouts to trim fat and tone your body. Ideally, for beginners, you should do cardio for 30 minutes, 4 or more times per week.
For those who just wish to maintain their current fitness 2 – 4 times for 20 minutes per week is good enough.
You can opt for interval training as your cardio workout if you want an effective workout but don’t have the time for the gym. After warming up, exert yourself for about 1 minute then go slower for 45 seconds, then keep repeating that cycle 10 times.
Don’t for get to cool down and stretch when you are through.