How To Get Toned
How To Get Toned
A fitness expert explains four exercises to tone up your entire body. These exercises include squats, Bulgarian split squats, press ups, and dips.
If you're looking to get toned, you need to work your muscles and also reduce your body fat. This will give a more toned appearance to your body. Now, I'm going to show you the four best exercises you can do, not using any equipment, just in your home, or in your bedroom, or in a hotel.
So, there's no excuse. The four best exercises to tone up your entire body: I'm going to show you two upper body exercises and two lower body exercises. First of all, the lower body, I'm going to do the squat.
Stand up straight, arms out, slowly sit down, and then come up. Now, if you're a beginner, it's quite a good idea like I did, to have a bench behind me because then if you get too low, you're not going to fall down. As you get more advanced, you can move away from the bench and go even lower.
This is called a deep squat. It works your glutes a lot, and slowly come up. It's very important to do them slowly.
When you do a squat, it strengthens and tones your glutes, your bum, your quads and your lower back. The next exercise you can do is called a Bulgarian split squat. It sounds complicated; it's not really, just a little bit off balance but it's quite straightforward.
Stand in a basic lunge position. Have your leg at the back or your foot at the back and you drop down. You might feel a little stretch here if you're tight, and then you come up.
Again, you can have your hands out in front of you. This is slightly more advanced than the squat, because you're working one leg at a time. It's also good because you're working your legs independently, so let's say you've got a really strong right leg and a weak left leg, it'll even out, where a normal squat wouldn't.
Next, upper body, I'm going to show you press ups on an incline. Press ups work your chest, pectoral major, your shoulders, particularly anterior deltoid, and your triceps, the back of your arm. Now, if you're quite fit and quite strong, and that's not challenging enough for you, you can flip it over and do declined press ups.
Feet on the bench, hands on the floor, much harder and finally, the fourth exercise, this is for your triceps and shoulders. We're going to do dips. Hands on a chair, feet out in front of you, pivoting on the heels, keeping your back quite close to the bench, dropping your bum and pushing up.
Dropping your bum down and pushing down. So, to recap the four exercises, we have the squats, we have the Bulgarian split squats, we have the press ups, inclined or declined, and we have the dips. Four exercises to help you tone up. .