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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
- Gallon jugs (optional)
- Sand (optional)
Do body weight exercises
Do exercises that use your body weight for resistance, such as push-ups, pull-ups, leg squats, and abdominal crunches.
Jog in place
Jog in place to work your thighs, hips, butt, and calves, and to increase your heart rate.
Perform jumping jacks
Keep your heart rate up by doing jumping jacks for 10 minutes. You'll burn around 100 calories.
Make exercise fun
Make exercise fun by dancing to music.
Incorporate weight training
Incorporate weight training 3 days a week. This will strengthen muscles and increase your metabolism.
Invite a friend over
Invite a friend over to make it more fun, or to add a little competition to the workout.
Get a routine
Make physical activity a routine so it becomes a habit. Remember to drink plenty of water during and after your workout.