Today, every woman takes care of her body. It is not surprising since everyone wants to be slim, healthy, and look attractive. That’s why many people maintain healthy diet and perform physical exercises regularly.
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Regular workouts are vital for strong and slim body. They help to burn calories and strengthen your muscles. However, most of women have some exercises that they literally hate. It makes their time at the gym much more difficult and reduces motivation.
Today, we have prepared something special for you. Here are ways to modify the 10 most terrifying exercises. They have the same effect as the moves you hate to perform and are much easier. So let’s start.
#1 Mountain climbers
This exercise is one of the most effective. However, many people don’t like it. In this case you should find another exercise that will target the same muscles. While performing mountain climbers you use your hip flexors. This muscle helps you to maintain balance.
You can replace this exercise with toe dips. To perform this move you should lie on your back. Breathe deeply and focus on the deep muscles of your belly. Alternately drive your knees to your chest. Between the reps your feet shouldn’t touch the floor. Keep your belly strong and your back straight. Do 15 reps for each leg.
Push-ups are one of the most common exercises that help to strengthen arms and core muscles. Everybody knows how to perform them and know that it’s rather difficult. That’s why many people don’t like this exercise. You can replace it with a simple plank, which is effective, simple, and popular. It will target not only arms, but also all the muscle groups.
Many people don’t like this exercise, because it causes back pain. It’s better to replace it with hamstring curls on a ball. You should lie on your back and place your ankles and lower calf muscles on an exercise ball. Now you should lift your hips up and pull the ball towards your butt. Get to the previous position. Perform 15 reps.
Although this exercise has amazing impact on our body, many people don’t like it. In this case it is better to replace it with modified plank. You should lower your knees. Make sure that your shoulders are directly above your hands. Your hips should be low above the floor. Keep this position at least for 40 seconds. Gradually increase this time.
#5 Overhead triceps extensions
People, who have ever had some shoulder injury, can’t perform this exercise. Triceps push-downs easily can replace overhead triceps extensions. To perform this move you should fix a resistance band at a door anchor.
Make sure that it is right above your head. Step back. Grab the handles and place your arms width apart, the palms down. Your elbows should be placed close to your sides. Bend them at 90 degrees.
The forearms should be parallel to the floor. Now push the resistance bend downward the floor. In other words, you should extend your arms. Move only with your elbows. Do up to 15 reps.
#6 Bicycle crunches
You can replace this exercise with dumbbell woodchops. To perform it, you should stand in a split stance. Grab a dumbbell. Place your right foot forward and left one back. Raise your arms with the dumbbell above your right shoulder. Keep them straight. Work with your core. Now you should draw the weight down to your left hip. Perform up to 12 reps.
#7 Dumbbell front raises
This exercise can lead to some shoulder injury. That’s why you can replace it with dumbbell shoulder press that it much safer and has the same effect. To perform it you should sit on a chair, keep you back straight and against the chair.
Grab small dumbbells in your hands, palms facing forward. Now you should bring you upper arms to the levels of your shoulders. Focus on your core and shoulders. Extend your arms above your head and slowly get to the previous position. Perform up to 15 reps.
Squats are one of the most effective exercises that help to lose weight and get bigger and rounder butt. However, if you don’t like them, glute bridge has the same effect. To perform it you should lie on your back and bend your knees, place them width apart.
Your feet should be on the floor. Keep your weight on the heels. Now you should lift your hips to the level of your knees. Wait for several seconds. Squeeze your glutes. Then get to the previous position. It is one rep. You should do up to 15 reps, 3 sets.
You can replace this move with squat thrusts. You should target your core muscles and glutes. Grab small dumbbells in each hand. Place your feet width apart. Hold the dumbbells above your shoulders.
Keep your palms facing each other. Now you should make a squat, your hips should be parallel to the floor. Then straighten your legs. At the same time you should straighten your arms above your head. Get to the previous position. Do 15 reps.
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#10 Bench press
You can perform wall push-ups instead of this exercise. Target your core muscles, arms, and shoulders. You should stand in front of the wall and place your hands on it. Keep your palms at a shoulder height. Slowly bend your elbows keeping your body straight. Bring you face close to the wall and push back straightening your arms. Do 10-20 reps, 2-3 sets.
So, as you can see, it is important to work on all main muscle groups. However, if you don’t like some exercises, you can easily replace them with some others that will help you get the body of your dream.
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