- September 16, 2019
Written by : Suzee Skwiot (Originally published by Sporteluxe)
In between your studio workout classes and outdoor trail runs, mixing it up and focusing on everyday workout moves and strength workouts is the secret to keeping toned.
That’s why we’ve consulted with Katie Dubrovenskaya, a trainer at New York Health & Racquet to give us her go-to signature moves that help clients stay toned, day in and day out. Dubrovenskaya holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Associate of Science in Biology, and is a graduate of Focus Personal Training Institute, Personal Training Master Course. Now, she specializes in strength and conditioning, calisthenics, weight loss, endurance, injury prevention, and rehab, so you know these moves will not only help you keep your muscle tone, but are safe to complete every day.
1. Forearm Plank
While targeting the deep core muscles (abs) planks engage/tone practically every part of your body, from your arms, to your gluteal (butt) muscles and legs.
Work your upper body and core simultaneously. With a focus on strengthening/ toning your arms and targeting your chest, triceps, and shoulders.
Is a very effective toning exercise that activates multiple muscles of the upper body, i.e. latissimus dorsi (lats), biceps, and shoulders. Your abdominal muscles (core) also work to create stability throughout the exercise.
4. Bent-Over Kettlebell (KB) Row
This is a great exercise for toning your back and arms as well as activating and strengthening your core. While the primary muscles targeted are the middle back (trapezius and rhomboids), bent-over rows also work your shoulders (deltoids), latissimus dorsi, and biceps.
5. Dumbbell (DB) Goblet Squat
By engaging a wide range of muscles such as your legs, (hamstrings, quadriceps, calves) glutes, core, and back muscles, squats burn more calories and promote body-wide toning.
6. Glute-Bridge/Hip Thrusters
While greatly improving hip mobility and strengthening your lower back, this hip extension exercise is excellent for targeting/ toning your glutes, hamstrings, and core.
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