5 Simple Back-to-Basics Workouts

5 Simple Back-to-Basics Workouts

Working out extra hard lately but unable to lost that last few pounds to hit your ideal body mass index? Or simply looking for an easier way to get your body in shape? These five simple back-to-basics workouts can help you get the extra bang out of your workout sessions. Get ready to be hot and sweaty!

Check out the exercise sequence below, and incorporate three sets of it into your exercise regime. Scroll further to have a better idea on how it can be done properly, to get maximum benefit for your body. Each move instruction is for one rep, repeat steps to complete the required number of reps.


Move 1:

(A) Bend your hips and knees, and grab the bar using the overhand grip, with your hands just slightly wider than your shoulder width. Maintain a slight arc in your lower back, with your abs braced. (B) Pull your torso back, thrust your hips forward and stand up with the barbell. Lower the bar to the floor while keeping it as close to your body as possible.




Move 2:

(A) Get in plank position with your hands directly below your outer shoulders. (B) Keep your arms parallel to your sides and your elbows pointing straight back, while lowering your chest towards the floor. Push back up to the starting position.




Move 3:

Take the loaded barbell with an overhand grip, your hands about shoulder width apart. Hold the bar at arm’s length, then bend your hips and lower your torso until it is almost parallel to the floor. (A) Bend your knees slightly and have your lower back naturally arched. (B) Pull the bar up to your upper abs, while squeezing your shoulder blades together, then return the bar back to the starting position.




Move 4:

(A)Sitting on an exercise bench, hold the loaded barbell at shoulder height with your hands shoulder width apart. (B)Push the barbell upwards, until your arms are almost fully extended, directly over your head then bring it down in front of your shoulders.




Move 5:

(A) Sit on the floor with your knees bent and your feet flat on the floor, and hold a weight plate tight against your chest. (B) Contract your abs, raise your head and shoulders, and crunch your rib cage towards your pelvis, then slowly return to the starting position.




What are you waiting for, get ready and get pumping!

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