Ask the Celeb Trainer: 3 Moves You Should Be Doing
Are you wasting your time with ineffective exercises?
Q: If you could only pick three exercises to give women their best chance at getting lean and fit, what would they be and why?
A: To maximize your results, I recommend adding the following three exercises into your routine.
If you're a beginner, perform 3 sets of 10-12 reps, resting 60 seconds between each set. For intermediate/advanced trainees, do 3 sets of 8-10 reps, resting 60-75 seconds between each set.
This is a great exercise for your lower body, especially your quads, hamstrings, and glutes, as well as your entire core. It's relatively simple to learn the proper form, so even if you're new to strength training, you can (and should) start doing deadlifts.
If your gym doesn't have a trap bar (sometimes called a hex bar), use dumbbells instead. Your hand position will be same—palms facing in.
Form tip: Make sure that you push your hips back and place your weight in the mid/back part of your feet. Hold your chest high, eyes forward, and maintain a neutral spine during the entire movement.