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Need to shape up? Get toned fast, and have fun doing it, with the basic exercises in this Howcast video series.
You Will Need
- Proper form and technique
- Pilates classes
- Yoga classes
- Gym membership (optional)
Strengthen and tone
Strengthen and tone your muscles by learning about and using proper form and technique.
Join Pilates or yoga
Join a Pilates or yoga class to learn how to breathe properly and perform slow, controlled movements.
Perform the floor bridge
Perform the floor bridge by lying on your back with your legs bent and your feet flat on the floor. Raise your hips as high as you can, resting your upper back and shoulders flat on the floor, and hold for 5 seconds. Then lower your hips without touching the floor and repeat.
Perform the plank
Perform the plank by lying flat on your stomach. Place your elbows and forearms on the floor, keeping your elbows aligned with your shoulders, and then lift your hips until your body is parallel to the floor. Hold for 30 to 60 seconds and repeat.
Exercise 4-6 days
Exercise your core muscles 4 to 6 days a week to see results. Enjoy your workout.