5 Steps to Get a Great Toned Body

By: Jesse Miller

You get to realize the importance to have a great toned body when you needed to unveil your self of those baggy clothing that wraps your entire body. In these routines, what you need are just simple fitness gadgets that provide some form of resistance and weight such as hand held weights of bottles of mineral water or dumbbells of around 1 pound to 5 pounds in weight. Then you need to perform the rest of the exercises for at least 10 repetitions. Here are few of the exercises which will guide you on how to get great toned body.

1. Jogging and walking - The routine is a basic routine that you should do before you start with the rest of the exercises. This is because jogging provides you with the warm up exercise in order to condition your body for the rest of the other routines. A ten-minute jogging and walking combination would be enough. In between, you can also add a little of stretching to prepare those muscles which have become dormant for a while.

2. The routines for your shoulder and chest - To perform the routine, you need to lie on your back with your hands holding the weights and your palm facing up. Keep your arms stretch to each side. Then from that position, keep your elbows slightly bent as you lift your arms just above but not touching your chest. Hold it there and then slowly go back to the start position and repeat for at least 10 repetitions.

3. The routines for your back and chest - The start position should be with you in a sitting position and your back kept straight and aligned. Then position your legs straight in front of you and then hold the weights just at your chest level. Your elbows should be parallel to the ground and out to the side. Then push your arms straight forward out and then pull it back again and then repeat the routine for at least 10 repetitions.

4. Routines for shoulders and upper arm - To exercise your shoulders and the upper part of your arms, your start position should be standing. Then you need to spread your legs with your feet at least a shoulder width apart from each other. Then hold on the weights with each side of your hands and keep your palms facing behind you. Raise your arms just straight above your head without bending your elbows. From the top bring your arms down in front of you up to your shoulder level without bending your elbows again. Then from that position, lift your arms back to the start position and repeat the routine for at least ten repetitions.

5. Routines for your back and your shoulders - Another great routine combination are that which targets your back and your shoulders. To start, stand and spread your feet at least a shoulder width apart. Then keep your arms on your sides with the weights on your hands and your palms facing out. Then shrug your shoulder as well as your upper back muscles but make sure to keep your movements slow and controlled.

To get a great body does not necessarily entail going to the gym all the time with these practical routines that would surely add definition to your body.

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