Health & Fitness: Tone up in two weeks

Mar 10, 2015, 12:20 IST | Jagran Post

We are always tense and a bit guilty about having unrealistic expectations at gym. It is a myth that few squats can tone us up faster.


A right strategy can help us get in shape within 2 weeks. Some strategies are mentioned below:

Skipping will make you slimmer and more toned all over. It makes arms, calves and lower abs tighter, it tones up the lower body especially hips and thighs. Do two sets three or four days a week circuit-style.

Squat and Shoulder Press
Squat and Shoulder Press are done to tone hips, thighs and arms. Stand with feet hip-width apart holding five-pound weights in each hand, arms bent, palms facing in. Bend knees and squat, pause, then stand and press arms straight up over shoulders. Do 8 to 12 reps.

Crossover Lunge
Lunges are for calves. Stand with arms at shoulder height, palms down. Step forward with right foot, crossing it in front of left. Untwist, push off right foot, return to start. Do 8 to 12 reps.

Standing Lift
This one works on back and shoulder. Rotate arms up and across, then return to start. Do 8 to 12 reps.

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