If you are looking to tone up your body, the moves in this article should work to sculpt your figure in around just four weeks. Here, we’ll look at exercises for your entire body as well as a few that target specific areas such as your arms. And what’s more, the majority of these activities can all be done with minimal equipment and in the comfort of your own home.
What it does: The plank is a powerhouse move when it comes to working the core, the hamstrings, the glutes, and the back muscles. And, helpfully, a more robust core area can help to alleviate discomfort in the lumbar region.
Keeping in line is key
How to do it: Place your forearms on the floor, then lift your body up so that it’s resting on your toes and arms. Try to get your entire body — including your neck — in line with the floor, then tense your abdominals, glutes, and leg muscles for stability. Finally, hold the position for as long as you can.
What it does: This body-weight exercise primarily works the chest, the abs, the shoulders, and the triceps. And as there are so many variations of the move, you’ll constantly have scope to push yourself — pardon the pun — and in turn achieve both stronger arms and noticeable definition.
Distribute your weight evenly
How to do it: Get onto all fours with your arms out straight, and rest your hands flat on the floor. Then bend your elbows until they are at a right angle before propelling yourself back up to the start position. If you’re a beginner, however, you may want to drop to your knees and work up to a full push-up.