Body Toning exercises help you shape and tone the various muscles of your body without adding bulk to the target muscle area. Get your daily workout in the comfort of your home with these effective and quick exercises that can be performed with or without weights, to give you a leaner, fitter and healthier body!
These exercises are easy to incorporate into your workout plans even on a busy schedule, as they give you an intense workout in a short duration of time; fitting in perfectly with your daily routine!
Best Toning Exercises For Women
Target: Biceps, Shoulders, Upper Back
The Biceps Curl can easily be incorporated in the workout plans for women, as it does not require a large space, heavy equipment or a long duration of time. It targets the upper torso, strengthening the shoulder and back muscles. To achieve the Curl, Stand straight with your spine erect and shoulders thrown back.
Hold weights that you are comfortable in either hand, knuckles facing down, arms comfortably placed to your sides, and palms inward towards your thighs. Curl the weights toward shoulders, slowly rotating palms up toward your chest, following a diagonal arc as you lift the weights. Repeat with each arm, in alternate movements. Complete six to eight sets and make sure that your arms alternate, do not execute consecutive lifts with the same hand.
Target: Abdomen, Calves, Hips, Thighs
Among the most effective toning exercises for women for leaner legs and core muscles is the Leg Scissors. Sit on the floor. Prop yourself on your forearms and flatten your stomach slightly by pulling your belly button towards your spine.
Slowly extend your legs at an angle of 45 degrees. Move your legs in a scissor- like movement, going right over left and left over right while lowering your legs to the floor. Repeat the lifting and lowering movement with each set lasting 20 to 30 seconds.
Target : Arms, Back, Shoulders, Abs, Obliques, Hips, Glutes Thighs and Calves
The Crab Reach is among a few quick exercises that provide muscle toning and strengthening, especially to the glutes and thighs. Sit on floor with your knees bent and feet flat. Your feet should be at least twelve inches apart from each other, firmly pressed down on the ground. Place your palms behind you, and arch your body upwards so that your chest and upper torso face upwards and your head faces and neck are roughly level with your feet.
In this position, your hips will be lifted off the floor, and your body will be supported on the knees and upper arms. Reach your left arm up and over your head, passing it over your face and extend to your right. Your elbows should be bent and your hips lifted and twisted to help you stretch. Slowly return to your original position and repeat the exercise with your right arm, giving your leg a stretch. Complete four sets, with alternating sides.
Front Lunges with Weights
Target: Thighs, Calves, Biceps
Hold a 2 to 3 kilos hand weight in each hand and rest your arms at your sides. This is the standing position. Take a long step forward with your right leg and bending at the knee. The perfect posture is when your right knee is in line with the right foot and does not go beyond your foot. Lower your left leg down such that your left knee is almost touching the ground. This is the lunge position.
When you are stepping forward with your right leg to take the lunge position, lift your arms to the sides such that it is in line with your shoulders. Hold this position for a few seconds and then return to the standing position. Repeat this set at least ten times. Front lunges with weights can be made a part of your workout plans for shapely, toned and svelte thighs and calves!
These quick exercises can be performed independently or as part of your workout plans to help you get the lean and fit body that you always wanted!
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