5 Quick and Easy Exercises for Beginners

In this post we will be taking a look at 5 sets of exercises for beginners that you can do when you are short on time and can’t fit a full into your schedule. It is important to stretch and warm up your muscles before and after you do any exercise. You can read our stretching guide here: Guide to Stretching

Modified Push-Ups

Modified push- ups are very much like traditional pushups. Modified push-ups target the arms, chest, shoulders, and core.  Repeat 10-15 times.

Assisted Squats

This beginner move is a modified version of traditional squats and targets the muscles of the lower body, including the thighs, hips, and butt. It is also effective at building core strength and strengthening the bones, ligaments, and tendons of the lower body. Repeat 10-15 times.

Side-Lying Leg Raises

Side-lying leg lifts are easy for anyone to perform and target the hips and outer thighs. Repeat 10-15 times on each side.

Superman Pose Exercise 

The Superman Pose targets the three main muscles that run along the spine and helps to prevent injuries, improve posture, and eliminate back and neck pain. Repeat the exercise 5 times.

Modified Plank 

The plank pose is a personal trainer favorite because it is simple enough to perform anywhere, and it works your body’s entire core. It also can help to elongate the spine, strengthen the arms and wrists, and increase balance. Hold the pose for 15 seconds, and then release. Repeat 2x.

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