Fitness isn’t about being better than someone else. It’s about being better than you used to be!
Today we’re going to focus on strong fitness steps toward your sexy self. I’ll share my three favorite steps that are all you’ll need to keep your body toned and feeling good.
(And be sure to download the free Planner I created that compliments what you’ll learn in this article. )
Staying fit is important.
The difference you feel before and after a workout is a big one. But aside from feeling good, I’ve got three big reasons why you should follow my advice.
One, is that by incorporating these steps into your life, your precious time spent browsing the internet ends right here. Now there’s no more roaming around websites, looking for the right tips that will give you instant results.
You could go cross-eyed looking at every workout that’s out there. And then waste a lot of time as you implement them and wait for the results. Don’t do that.
Secondly, using my advice will save you trips to the gym and money spent on personal trainers. Everything you need is right here without having to leave your home.
I’m saving you time, gasoline and peace of mind. You’re welcome my friend.
And finally, you won’t spend any money on unnecessary gym equipment that’s just going to collect dust in the corner of your basement. No fads or trendy machines that only work parts of your body. What I’ve got for you uses the most effective machine ever created, your body.
The internet is awash in information. Whether you’re looking on YouTube or websites, there are so many tools and techniques that contradict each other. How are you supposed to know what works?
And that’s just online. In the physical world, you’re also inundated with books, magazines, and t.v. shows that are all promoting some sort of workout, exercises, and weight loss programs.
How do you decide?
Listen, I’ve been a trainer for over ten years and I’ve seen it all.
I’ve watched hundreds of fitness DVDs and met some of the most prestigious trainers in the world. I’ve done thousands of workouts and attended classes, workshops, and seminars like you wouldn’t believe!
And with this experience, I’ve created Cliff Notes for everyone out there. I’ve come up with the top 3 exercises that you can do to strengthen your body. You can always get fancy and add to this list but with these amazing 3 exercises we’re going to keep you from getting injured and become a “lean mean fitness machine”.
That’s really all that’s needed.
You need someone to help you cut through the noise and clear out the clutter. It’s time to make this workout world a little bit easier to understand and get down to the real core of what is important.
1- Squat and Reach
My first move is called a squat and reach. I like this one a lot because it works the entire lower body and backside. This way you’re not only improving your leg strength, but you’re also activating your gluteus and back muscles that are essential to help with your posture and overall physical power.
You can even modify this move to whatever level you’re comfortable with by adjusting how deep you squat. You can also keep your hands in front of your body to make it easier on your backside.
Want to add some intensity? Add a jump to the squat and feel the difference!
2 – Plank and Reach
The second move to make a stronger you is the plank and reach. This one works your entire abdominals, back, and shoulders.
Simply support yourself in a plank and reach out with one arm at a time. You’ll feel great once you strengthen up those muscles!
As always, you can modify this exercise. You can just hold the plank without reaching with the arm. You can also drop to the knees to decrease the weight that you have to support. Or if you’re really looking for a challenge, you could pick up the opposite foot and be supported by only one shoulder and one foot at a time.
Now that’s a great challenge!
3 – The Scarecrow
This third strong step is called The Scarecrow!
This one works the shoulder muscles and rotator cuff. Do it to prevent shoulder stiffness and to strengthen the small muscle groups that protect your shoulders from injury. You also create great definition in your shoulders with this must have move!
You stand with your arms at a ninety degree angle out from your body as if you were a goal post. Then simply rotate your arms down so the palms face backwards and up to bring your palms facing forwards again.
To add more work to the body and complete this move with something else, you can add a split lunge to work the lower body at the same time. You can also hold a light free weight 2-5lbs) to add resistance to your arms. Even the move on its own is great.
The Ultimate Recipe:
A great workout recipe would be: 10 squat and reaches, 20 plank and reaches, and 20 scarecrows in a row. Then repeat that little recipe three times through. That would be a great little full body burn!
Keep in mind that the body weight exercises are harder than simply using a machine because it requires a little more balance and coordination. This may not be easy at first for you. But don’t be discouraged; you will get better and stronger each time.
If you’re trying to lose a lot of weight, these moves will also seem difficult at first. In that case, be sure to do the modified version that I’ve mentioned and seek help from a qualified fitness professional if you need one.
- Like these 3? Want to go deeper? Then why not download my Strong Steps Planner? It’s 100% free, and 100% helpful.
- Next, take a moment to grab your calendar and mark down 3 days each week you can commit to doing a body weight workout. That’s three each week. Mark it down now before you forget.
I love to hear your feedback. Once you download the planner tell me what is your favorite exercise of the 3 that I’ve shared with you is. You can simply reply to the email I’ll send you with your free download link.
I’ll leave you with this mantra I always use:
Making our body our machine is the fastest way to achieve amazing fitness results.
What do you think about that? I hope to make you a believer too!
See you next time. Until then, be strong!