4 Great Full Body Strength Training Exercises to Get You Fit Fast
If you want to build strength and torch calories fast, there is nothing better than a good full body exercise. Several in a row can bring you to exhaustion and simultaneously make you feel like a puddle of jello and superman. Doing these exercises consecutively several times a week and you will begin to see results fast.
Squat to Overhead Press
To begin, stand with feet shoulder-width apart with elbows bent and a 5 or 10 pound weight in each hand. Bring the weights up to shoulder height and squat until knees are just over toes. Hold for about 30 seconds. Push through the heels and straighten the legs, pressing the weights overhead. Return to the starting position. Do several repetitions, and then rest for 20 seconds.
Begin in a low plank position, with forearms resting on the floor, toes tucked, and back flat. Pull the belly button into the spine and raise hips slightly until completely level and flexed. Inhale and left the hips up high so that the body forms the shape of an upside down V. Hold for several seconds and lower back into the low plank. Do several sets and then rest for 20 seconds.
Begin standing with your right foot behind you and your right hand on the ground, with the left knee bent. Jump to the right and in one motion bring your left foot behind you and touch the ground with your left hand. Jump back and forth quickly, squatting to touch the ground each time. Perform skater jumps for about one minute in total, and then rest for 20 seconds.
This exercise is good for stretching out your back, as week as giving you and all over workout. Start out kneeling with your knees about 6 inches apart and your feet about 8 inches apart. Reach back and grab your left heel with your left hand. Reach back with the right hand and grab the right heel. Press forward through your hips to give yourself a better stretch and to work the glutes, hips, abs, and arms. Hold for a few seconds, then rest.