Workouts are the key to achieve a perfectly toned body – all of us know that. But, sadly in this busy world people hardly get any time to stop running on their corporate hamster wheels and start running on a treadmill. From this, it is quite evident that people don’t have time for a 30-minute intense workout, let alone hitting the gym 3-5 days a week. Again, some people even say that pilates is the key to getting that perfectly toned body within just weeks. But we all know how hard they are. As an alternative, we have come up with the perfect session of a 10-minute home workout for a perfect body. You are never too busy to take out 10 minutes, are you?
Let’s go through the exercises.
Maintaining your balance and challenging it is crucial for any exercises. Lunges work just perfectly in doing that all while adding strength to your legs.
Place your feet at shoulder-width distance and stand straight. Let your hands hang down.
Keep your left leg in place and step forward with your right leg. Stop when your thigh is parallel to the ground. Make sure that your right knee does not cross your right foot.
Push back to the first position and repeat with your left leg.
Repeat 3 sets of 10 reps.
They may seem tough, but they are essential to get that toned look. This is because you use a lot of muscles while performing them. So, while doing a pushup, you are putting your whole body into action, thus making the workout session even better.
Start with a plank posture. Make sure to keep your core tight.
Lower your body to the floor by bending your elbows. Make sure to keep your knees still.
Get back to the plank position and repeat.
Repeat 3 sets of 10 reps (for a beginner) or as many reps possible (for a pro).
Squats have manifold benefits. They increase your lower body strength, add flexibility in your hips, firmly shape your glutes and burn lots of calories.
Place your feet at shoulder-width distance and stand straight.
Tighten your core, push your hips back and knees forward like you’ll be sitting on a chair.
Keep bending your hips till your thighs are parallel to the ground and rise back.
Repeat 3 sets of 20 reps.
Situps are the easiest and also the toughest exercise at the same time. They help in reducing your belly and strengthening your back.
Lay back on the ground with your hands below your head and knees bent upwards.
Push yourself up with your hands still stuck to the back of your head.
When your chest touches your legs, go back to the starting position.
While doing this, make sure to keep your feet grounded to the ground. That way you will get effective results.
Repeat 3 sets of 15 reps (as a beginner) or as many as you like (as a pro).
These 4 exercises will help you get that perfectly toned body without going through the stress of doing pilates. Besides this 10-minute home workout, make sure to stay hydrated, maintain a proper diet and get enough sleep. All these combined will surely make you look more toned.