No Fuss, 6 Exercises That Actually Work

Some exercises are tried and tested. They have always worked. If you want some exercises that will give you the physical strength that you need and a toned body, you should try these exercises.

1. Walking

This is the best and easiest. Walking is great. It is like running but easy. You can even do it in the house on a treadmill. If you are just walking for fitness, start with 10 minutes or so at a time. Add a few minutes each day you do it and soon, you can walk a long distance with each increment. Quicken the pace and take to the hills after that.

No Fuss, 6 Exercises That Actually Work

2. Interval Training

Interval training uses time to make sure that you get the best out of your workouts. It will boost the fitness and burn calories. The idea is to vary intensity in the workout. Push the pace and then back off to take a break and go back in, pushing harder each time. Fine-tune the pacing using a trainer or valid information. Do. Rest. Repeat.

3. Squats

Squats work the quadriceps, hamstrings and glutes. Keep the feet shoulder-width apart and your back straight. Bend your knees and lower your bottom as if you are about to sit. Keep the knees straight over the ankles. After a while, add dumbbells when you get better with this one.
You should use a real chair for this move, once the back of your thighs touch the chair, stand back up.

4. Lunges

This one works all the major muscles of the lower body. It improves balance. You need to do it right.
Take a big step forward, keep the back straight and then bend the front knee to 90 degrees. Keep the weight on your back toes then drop the back knee to the floor. Do not touch the floor. Always keep the back straight. Do not bend your back. Add dumbbells after a while.

5. Push-Ups

This exercise will strengthen the chest, triceps, shoulders and core body muscles. Face down and place your hands slightly wider than shoulder-width apart. Place the toes on the floor. If that is hard, start on your knees. Make sure to engage the abs and bottom muscles. Bend the elbows until you almost touch the floor and then come back up. Keep your torso parallel to the ground at all times. If it is hard, start with higher levels like the kitchen counter and then go lower with the time.

No Fuss, 6 Exercises That Actually Work

6. Crunches

Crunches make the abs better and stronger. Core muscles need to be stronger to help you do strenuous activities with ease. This is easy to do because all you have to do is lie back straight on the floor and then raise your head, then neck and shoulders and then the upper back off the floor. Lower yourself slowly back down and repeat. You can try variations of it that are easy to do. Finally, you can do it with your fingers interlinked behind your head. Always breathe normally. Try as many methods of it as you can. Trainers on YouTube demonstrate it perfectly.