Building and maintaining strength can boost your physical performance, speed, cognitive capabilities, and self-esteem and help you perform daily tasks.
If one of these two pillars of physical health is lacking, your health and ability to perform will suffer. That's why we've put together a 10-minute strength and conditioning workout for total body tone to help you cover all your bases.
Kettlebells are an underrated fitness tool. Kettlebells have many benefits, including a boost in overall strength, higher calorie-burning potential and improved functional movements to perform daily tasks.
The squat is one of the best movements for anyone who wants to boost their fitness. This is because the squat is a compound movement that simultaneously works for multiple muscle groups and has many variations.
From here, jump your feet out and land with them wider than shoulder-width apart, as if doing a excellence jumping jack. Then, jump the feet back in and then repeat, keeping your core tight hips and spine neutral throughout the move.
Of the many squat variations, jump squats are the most effective because they are high-intensity and elevate your heart rate while strengthening your glutes, quads and hamstrings.
Keeping a fitness goal in mind is essential regardless of your workout routine. And whether it's to lose weight, build muscle, increase strength, or run faster, you need strength and conditioning to reach your goals.
Lie on the back with your legs extended and your hands behind your head. Raise both legs and your feet a few inches off the floor.
Engage your core to crunch and bring your right knee to the left arm, keeping your left leg straight and hovering off the floor. Next, lower your right leg and move in the opposite direction, bringing your left foot over your right hand for one rep.