Gymming ain’t fun if you don’t enjoy what you are doing. So in case you are looking for some inspiration to drive away your gym blues, you are at the right place. Proving that discipline, focus and the right technique is what is needed to achieve your fitness goals, these TikTok users show us how to ace various core strengthening exercises in the gym. From pushups to mountain climbing, learn how you can enhance your workouts. And there’s something for beginners too — basic exercises that will help improve your overall fitness levels and enhance your workout experience.
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Mountain climbers help you build cardio endurance, core strength, and agility as they work different muscle groups — almost like getting a total body workout with just one exercise. As you perform the move, your shoulders, arms, and chest work to stabilise your upper body while your core stabilises the rest of your body. The quads (the four prevailing muscles on the front of the thigh) get an incredible workout as well. Since it is a cardio exercise too, there is added heart health benefits and it also makes you burn calories.
There is nothing that can beat the adrenaline rush you feel when you train your biceps — which help in lifting and pulling movements. To score that essential pump, you have to be sure to keep the weight moderate and reps or repetitions high.
Every fitness trainer would tell you how important it is to build strength. Traditional push-ups are a faster way of building upper body strength. They work the triceps, pectoral muscles, and shoulders. When done with proper form, they can also strengthen the lower back and core by engaging (pulling in) the abdominal muscles.
Are you bored of lifting weights in the gym and are still waiting for the desired results? Then why not add some excitement to your workout regimen by switching up your routine by using free weights, bars, bands, and even your own body weight. Weightlifting isn’t only about bulking up and building muscle mass. Its numerous benefits include improved posture, better sleep, gaining bone density, maintaining weight loss and boosting metabolism.
As the exercise involves bending and stretching of the leg muscles, they are not only helpful to achieve toned legs but can also help build muscle strength by working on the quadriceps, hamstrings, calves, abdominal muscles, lower back and your butt. They also burn calories faster and improve overall flexibility and balance. If you add weights, it will improve muscle mass. However, its important to squat correctly to avoid injury.