You know the drill: Hop on the treadmill for a 20-minute interval workout. Next, hit the mat for a few sets of squats and lunges. Then, finish off with some planks and crunches. The thing about getting into a regular workout routine is that it can become, well, routine — even boring.
But thanks to these countless variations and modifications from top fitness experts, including our very own Daily Burn 365 trainers, you’ll never run out of ideas on how to challenge your arms, abs, glutes, quads, calves. You’ll be able to mix up your workout style, too — from barre to HIIT to CrossFit, and more. Whether your goal is to torch serious calories, tighten and tone, or improve your flexibility and mobility, we’ve got 275 exercises to reignite your workout motivation. (Seriously, you’ll never think of a burpee, squat, plank or jumping jack the same way again!) Exercise equipment is optional, but having some dumbbells on hand can challenge your body in new ways. Now, get up and get moving!
275 Exercises to Mix Up Your Workout Routine
All About Arms
The beauty of most full-body strength training workouts is that they’ll, in some shape or form, hit the arms. But if you want to devote some quality reps to your shoulders, tris and bis, this is where it’s at. From push-ups to renegade rows to battle ropes, you’ll get pro tips on how to flex your arms and test the limits of your upper body. Plus, learn how to engage your arm muscles and create resistance with no-equipment workouts.
Crunches, planks, side planks, leg raises, spidermans, toe touches, bicycles — there’s no shortage of exercises to help you tone and strengthen your core. What’s more, there are countless variations — standing, sitting or laying on a mat — for these classic moves. Consider your core repertoire upgraded!
Reach New Heights
Plyometrics are high-intensity exercises that stretch and shorten your muscles, while raising your heart rate. The result is a calorie-torching and muscle-toning workout. From plyo lunges to jump squats to plank jacks and broad jumps, here are some exercises that will help you improve agility, while increasing strength and speed. Ready to jump?
Pump Up the Cardio
These days, cardio doesn’t just mean a 30-minute jog on the treadmill or power walking on the elliptical. Virtually any workout can incorporate a little cardio by simply adding a jump, increasing speed and challenging your agility and mobility. Here, you’ll find new ways to get your heart rate up, go outside of your comfort zone and break a sweat.
All About That Base
While some people are obsessed with toning their arms and show off their perfectly sculpted guns, others would prefer a much more shapely and stronger backside to charge through hills or pack serious kicks. Lunges, squats, single-leg touchdowns, donkey kicks and bridges are designed to work the glutes, sculpt thigh muscles and strengthen your hamstrings. Check out these exercises to show your lower half some TLC.
Bodyweight Exercises on Blast
Sure, dumbbells, kettlebells and med balls can help you build muscle mass and achieve a leaner physique. But no piece of equipment can compare to your own bodyweight. Bodyweight training can help improve your stability and condition your muscles so that you shed more pounds faster.
Pulse, Flex and Namaste
Don’t let these barefoot exercises fool you! Sure, you can get comfy by doing these workouts at home, but we guarantee you’ll be feeling the burn and maybe even wiping some sweat off your brow in no time. The bonus is that these yoga and barre-inspired exercises will help relieve stress and put mind over matter. Don’t forget to throw in some stretches to start or end your day!
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