How to Get a Toned Body | 5 Toning Exercises

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toned body
toned body

People look for beauty and are more concerned about their looks these days but having a Toned Body is like cherry on cake. A toned body enhances your outer body looks as well as gives a shape to your body. Toning your Body does not require much of gym exercises. You can tone your body muscles at your home by simply following these toning exercises:

1. FULL PRESS UP OR PUSH UP: (for toning shoulders and upper body)
Push UpHow it is done:-
Place your hands underneath your shoulders with your arms fully extended, palms flat and fingers facing forward. Keep your legs straight and knees off the floor. Bend your arms at your elbows, lowering your chest until it is 2 inches above the floor and your elbows reach 90 degrees. Keep your back and legs straight at all times. Do not bend your back.


2. SQUAT: ( for toning abdomen and legs and thighs)

squatsHow it is done:-
Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and your hands down by your sides or stretched out in front for extra balance. Lower yourself by bending your knees until they are nearly at a right angle, with your thighs parallel to the floor. Keep your back straight and don’t let your knees extend over your toes.

3) LUNGES: ( for toning thighs and calf muscles)
lunge
How it is done:-
Stand in a split stance, with your left leg forward and left right back. Slowly bend the knees, lowering into a lunge, until both legs are nearly at right angles. Keeping the weight on your heels, push back up to starting position. Keep your back straight and don’t let your knees extend over your toes.

4) STOMACH CRUNCHES: (for toning stomach and abdominal region)
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How it is done:-
Lie down on your back, knees bent and hands behind your ears. Keeping your lower back pressed into the floor, raise your shoulder blades no more than 3 inches off the floor and slowly lower down. Don’t tuck your neck into your chest as you rise and don’t use your hands to pull your neck up.

5) OPPOSITE ARM AND LEG LIFT: (for toning biceps, glutes, legs and upper back and lower back)
opposite arm and leg raise
How it is done:-
Get down on all fours with hands under shoulders and knees under hips. Reach your right arm forward; at the same time, stretch your left leg back. Hold for 5 seconds, then release and repeat using the left arm and right leg.

 

Born in the state of five rivers, brought up in Himachal Pradesh, my name is Sheetal Sehgal. I am currently pursuing my graduation from MCM DAV college, Chandigarh. I am a very gregarious and adventurous person and fitness is in my spirit. Writing for me is like a lifeline. I speak to the paper as I speak to the first person I meet. Self confidence has played a very important part in building my career. The following words have been my inspiration throughout the journey of writing: "Writers are like supreme beings. We can create worlds in a matter of days and we can destroy them just as fast."- LINDA NELSON

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