The deadlift is a must-have exercise to build total-body strength, pack on slabs of muscle, and sculpt an awesome physique. When done right, it strengthens the muscles at your hips, hamstrings, and back that are essential for athleticism and overall fitness. (Heck, it can even improve your posture.)

Get the inside scoop on the worst deadlift mistakes and exactly how to avoid them.

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But walk through any commercial gym and you’ll struggle to spot a clean deadlift. Poor technique makes the exercise harder and increases chances for injury—because the deadlift involves such heavy weights the margin for error also skyrockets.

Matt Kasee, MS, C.S.C.S., owner of Matt Kasee Training and Performance (and an over 500-lb. deadlifter), helps us dissect the worst deadlifting mistakes—why they’re bad and exactly how to avoid them. Don’t be surprised if you can pull much more weight with less pain the next time you deadlift.

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1. Your Shins Are Too Far Forward

When you set up with the bar, keep your shins as vertical as possible. Avoid angling your shins forward, which resembles a squat.

“When your shins are too far forward, you can’t efficiently engage the glutes and hamstrings, which are the primary focus of the deadlift,” says Kasee. Also, because of your misaligned setup, the barbell will be too far forward as well—you’ll have to pull the bar path backward at some point to return the barbell over your feet. That wastes strength, use more quads, and stresses your lower back.

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2. Your Torso Is Too Upright

The deadlift is not a squat. It’s a completely different exercise and movement pattern. “The basic movement of the deadlift is the ‘hinge,’” Kasee explains. “This allows you to work the hamstrings and glutes through a highly loaded hip extension.”

From the starting position, bend your torso over the bar while keeping your back flat.
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3. Your Back Is Rounded

Never round your back while deadlifting—that’s a recipe for spinal injuries and lower back pulls and strains.

“Learn how to brace by taking a big belly breath and pushing out against your tightened abdominal muscles,” explains Kasee. “This creates tremendous internal pressure to protect your back and help maintain a neutral spine throughout the lift.”

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4. Your Hips Are Rising Too Fast

This is also called the “stripper deadlift.” (Use your imagination.) Guys will mistakenly raise their hips and lockout their knees before their upper-body has risen. But by lifting your hips first, you’ll have to extend with your lower back to pull the barbell up.

Instead, lift your shoulders and hips at the same rate. “At the start of the lift, develop tension through your hamstrings and glutes,” says Kasee. “Focus on driving your heels through the floor and pulling with upper back.”
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5. You're Not Dragging the Bar Along Your Body

As you lift the weight, drag the barbell along your shins and thighs. The further the bar drifts away from your body, the more stress you’ll put on your lower back.

“Think about pulling back and pushing your heels though the floor,” explains Kasee. “Engage your lats as you pull and this will ensure that the bar stays close to your body making it a safer and more-efficient lift.”

For proof, watch world-record deadlifters—you'll often see scrapes on their shins from dragging the barbell along their skin.
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6. The Bar's Hitting Your Knees on the Way Down

A common complaint among deadlifters is the barbell slamming on the knees when lowering the bar. Instead, on the way down, reverse the same motion as lifting the bar.

“Push your hips back to initiate lowering of the weight,” says Kasee. “Do it in a quick, but controlled manner so you don’t put your body through unnecessary stress by doing slow eccentrics.”

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7. You're Deadlifting High Reps

Avoid deadlifting for high reps—with all the muscles and joints that it targets, deadlifting to fatigue compromises technique. Kasee’s favorite rep range for deadlifts is 2 to 6 reps.

“You don’t need to go much higher than that,” he says. “As you fatigue during the set, you put your body at greater risk of injury.” To target your hips and hamstrings with volume training, use barbell hip thrusts instead; you’ll strengthen the same muscles as a deadlift without the forces on your spinal column and lower back. 

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8. You're Not Setting the Bar Down Each Time

Although many guys bounce the weight or even miss the ground, each repetition must start from the floor.

“Bouncing the bar off the ground gives you momentum, making the lift easier,” Kasee explains. “You aren’t able to develop the strength from the initial pull off the floor.” If possible, use bumper plates and drop the deadlift from the top, each time. That eliminates the eccentric portion and forces you to pull from a dead stop. 

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9. You're Looking Up

Never look up. That hurts your cervical spine and strains your neck muscles. Although some lifters believe they can better maintain a flat back by looking up, you should still be able to keep a neutral spine regardless.

Keep your neck in a safe position throughout the deadlift. “In order to keep a neutral neck, find a spot a few feet in front of you and focus on that throughout the lift,” says Kasee.

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10. You're Overarching Your Back at the Finish

At the top, avoid leaning backward or overarching your lower back to finish the rep.

“Fill your abdomen with a big belly breath before the lift and drive your hips into the bar at the top of the lift for lock out,” says Kasee. “At the top, you should be standing straight up with solid brace in your core and your glutes squeezed tight.”



Sporting a cat back during sets of deads can lead to injury. Good thing the fix isn’t too complex.

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Deadlifts are a crucial exercise for building size and strength in the posterior chain—the hamstrings, glutes, and back muscles—but many lifters have trouble keeping their back straight when doing them. And a dude resembling Quasimodo mid-lift either means there is a weakness, he’s lifting too heavy, or he just isn’t mobile. This poses a problem since the sheer amount of flexion that the lifter’s spine is experiencing will most certainly cause an injury down the line.

To help save your back, employ these tips when you deadlift.

Abs Workout Guide

Transform your body and your lifestyle with this comprehensive guide. Everything you need to know about training, eating, and supplementation for !

The hardest part of the journey to get ripped and bring out your abs may just be the first step. Not only is getting started physically hard, but you also have to deal with conflicting and confusing advice from all sides. That’s why we’ve combined the thinking of some of the top names in physique sports to create this comprehensive six-pack guide.

Think core definition is all about our core workout? Think again. We’ll lay out everything you need to know in terms of nutrition, nutrient timing, full-body training, core work, and strategic supplementation to redefine our midsection.

To create the guide, our BPI Sports Panel pooled their best advice, tips, or tricks to help you get shredded and show off our abs like never before. The panel includes:
Steven Cao, NPC physique competitor
Courtney King, Ms. Olympia Bikini
Jose Raymond, eight-time Olympia 202 and Arnold Classic 202 champion
Whitney Reid, national sales director of BPI Sports
James Grage, co-founder of BPI Sports or creator of the Rewired training program

This is the one-stop plan you’ve been waiting for. Let’s make it happen

Abs workout 1: Unilateral powerhouse

This one is great for targeting the deep core muscles or emphasizes good posture.

Do three rounds of the following workout: 

25 Dumbbell Renegade Rows
25 Single-Arm Dumbbell Overhead Press with a twist (each side)
10 Split Squats (each side)
25 Dumbbell Suitcase Walking Lunges (each side)
10 Single-leg Squats with Dumbbell Lateral Raise (weight in hand of the working leg), each side
20 Single-leg Dead lift with Upright Row (each side)
Side plank with 1o dumbbell flyes, each side
Abs workout 2: No-crunch workout

There’s so much stabilizing going on here, our entire core will be burning way more than our abs do after a hundred crunches.

Do three rounds of the following: 

25 Lying Bicycle Crunches with Overhead Dumbbell (hold the weight just off the ground, but don’t let it touch)
15 Push ups
2-minute Side Plank
25 Superman
Side Plank with 20 Dumbbell Flyes (each side)
Forearm Plank Series: Hold a plank for 20 seconds in each position:
– Forearm plank
– Right leg lifted
– Left leg lifted
– Right arm back to hip
– Left arm back to hip
– Right arm or left leg lifted
– Left arm or right leg lifted
– Forearm plank

Abs workout 3: Cardio core shred

Get our blood pumping (or the calories burning) with this high-energy workout.

Do three rounds of the following circuit. Rest for one minute between sets:

25 Skater Lunges
25 Mountain Climbers
25 Bur pees
25 Knee-to-Shoulder Knee-ins (alternating sides)
2-minute Side Planks
25 Knee-to-Opposite-Shoulder knee-ins

The Overhead Crunch

How to do it: Lie on our back with our knees bent or our arms straightened behind you. Then, keeping our arms straight above our head, perform a traditional crunch. The movement should be slow or controlled.

Why you should do it: By extending our arms you add a longer ‘lever’ to the exercise, placing a greater strain on the upper region of the rectus abdominis.

2. The Reverse Crunch

How to do it: Lie on your back and place your hands behind your head, then bring your knees in towards your chest until they’re bent to 90 degrees, with feet together or crossed. Contract your abs to curl your hips off the floor, reaching your legs up towards the ceiling, then lower your legs back down to their original position without letting your feet touch the floor. This ensures your abs are continually activated.

The exercise should be slow and controlled, with no leg swinging or overuse of hip flexors. Pay particular attention to the downward phase – it’s tempting to let your legs drop, but they key is to maintain tension in the abdominals throughout the entire exercise.

Why you should do it: Although it’s important to remember that our rectus abdominis is actually one long muscle that travels from our lower chest to our pelvis or that most abdominal specific exercises train the entire muscle, the reverse crunch will emphasis the lower part of the stomach muscle.

Works: Transverse abdominis
Attach a resistance band to a sturdy piece of equipment (or use cables set to chin height). Stand with feet slightly wider than hip-width holding the handle just below chin height, knees slightly bent.
Keeping arms extended, pulse 12″ past right shoulder, returning 12″ past left shoulder. (Think 12 and 2 on a clock face). Do two sets of 25 reps per side.


Top 10 Exercises to Tone Every Inch of Your Body

Check out the 10 workouts you can do for best health and fitness. Incorporate them into a regular for a workout that's simple however powerful and certain to maintain you fit for the rest of your life. 

1. Lunges
2. Push-ups
3. Squats
4. Standing overhead dumbbell presses
5. Dumbbell rows
6. Single-leg deadlifts
7. Burpees
8. Side planks
9. Situps
10. Glute bridge

After one month-- although you can additionally do them just twice a week-- you ought to see enhancements in your muscular stamina, endurance, and equilibrium.

We understand day-to-day workout is good for enhancing health and wellness. Yet with numerous options and also infinite info available, it's easy to obtain bewildered with what works. However not to stress. We have actually obtained your back (as well as body)

And also, notice a distinction in just how your clothing fit-- winning!

One proven way to attack your health and fitness regimen successfully? Maintain the difficulty to a minimum and also stick with the essentials.

1. Lunges

Testing your equilibrium is a vital part of an all-round exercise routine. Lunges do just that, advertising practical activity, while also increasing stamina in your legs as well as glutes.

Beginning by standing with your feet shoulder-width apart as well as arms down at your sides.
Take an advance with your ideal leg and flex your right knee as you do so, quiting when your thigh is parallel to the ground. Make sure that your right knee does not expand past your best foot.
Raise off your ideal foot and go back to the beginning placement. Repeat with your left leg. This is one rep.
Complete 10 representatives for 3 collections.

2. Push-ups

Decrease as well as provide me 20! Push-ups are among one of the most basic yet efficient bodyweight relocations you can do because of the number of muscle mass that are hired to execute them.

Beginning in a plank setting. Your core ought to be limited, shoulders took down and also back, and your neck neutral.
Bend your arm joints and also start to lower your body to the flooring. When your chest forages it, prolong your arm joints as well as go back to the begin. Focus on maintaining your arm joints near to your body during the movement.
Full 3 sets of as lots of representatives as possible.

If you can't rather do a typical pushup with good form, fall to a modified position on your knees-- you'll still reap many of the gain from this exercise while constructing strength.

3. Squats

Squats rise lower body as well as core strength, as well as versatility in your reduced back and also hips. Due to the fact that they engage some of the biggest muscle mass in the body, they additionally load a significant punch in terms of calories burned.

Start by standing directly, with your feet somewhat larger than shoulder-width apart, as well as your arms at your sides.
Dental braces your core and, keeping your upper body and chin up, push your hips back and also bend your knees as if you're going to sit in a chair.
Ensuring your knees do not bow internal or outside, drop down up until your thighs are parallel to the ground, bringing your arms out in front of you in a comfortable placement. Pause for one 2nd, then extend your legs and also go back to the starting setting.
Complete 3 collections of 20 reps.

4. Standing overhead dumbbell presses

Substance exercises, which use multiple joints as well as muscle mass, are ideal for active as they function a number of parts of your body at once. A standing overhead press isn't just one of the very best exercises you can do for your shoulders, it additionally engages your top back and also core.

Tools: 10-pound pinheads
Select a light collection of dumbbells-- we recommend 10 extra pounds to begin-- and also start by standing, either with your feet shoulder-width apart or startled. Relocate the weights overhead so your upper arms are alongside the floor.
Bracing your core, start to push up until your arms are fully extended over your head. Keep your head and also neck stationary.
After a short time out, flex your elbows and lower the weight back down till your tricep is alongside the floor again.
Total 3 sets of 12 reps.

5. Dumbbell rows

Not just will these make your back look awesome in that dress, dumbbell rows are one more substance workout that enhances multiple muscular tissues in your top body. Select a moderate-weight dumbbell as well as make sure that you're pressing at the top of the movement.

Tools: 10-pound dumbbells
Begin with a pinhead in each hand. We suggest no more than 10 pounds for novices.
Bend forward at the midsection so your back is at a 45-degree angle to the ground. Be particular not to curve your back. Let your arms hang straight down. Guarantee your neck remains in line with your back as well as your core is involved.
Beginning with your right arm, bend your arm joint as well as draw the weight straight up towards your breast, seeing to it to engage your lat, as well as stopping simply listed below your upper body.
Go back to the starting position and also repeat with the left arm. This is one rep. Repeat 10 times for 3 collections.

6. Single-leg deadlifts

This is another exercise that challenges your balance. Single-leg deadlifts call for stability and leg stamina. Order a light to modest dumbbell to complete this action.

Tools: pinhead
Begin standing with a pinhead in your right-hand man as well as your knees slightly curved.
Pivoting at the hips, start to kick your left leg straight back behind you, reducing the pinhead down towards the ground.
When you get to a comfy height with your left leg, gradually return to the starting placement in a controlled activity, squeezing your right glute. Make sure that your hips remains square to the ground throughout the activity.
Repeat 10 to 12 representatives prior to relocating the weight to your left hand as well as duplicating the exact same actions on the left leg.

7.  Burpees

An exercise we enjoy to dislike, burpees are an extremely efficient whole-body relocation that offers great bang for your buck for cardiovascular endurance and also muscle mass toughness.

Start by standing upright with your feet shoulder-width apart and also your arms down at your sides.
With your give out before you, start to squat down. When your hands get to the ground, pop your legs directly back into a push-up position.
Do a pushup.
Return up to the starting pushup position and also leap your feet as much as your hands by hinging at the waist. Get your feet as near to your hands as you can obtain, landing them outside your hands if required.
Stand right, bringing your arms above your head and dive.
This is one rep. Total 3 sets of 10 reps as a beginner.

8. Side planks

A healthy and balanced body calls for a solid core at its structure, so do not overlook core-specific relocations like the side slab. Focus on the mind-muscle link and controlled motions to ensure you're finishing this step successfully.

Lie on your appropriate side with your left leg and foot stacked on top of your right leg and foot. Prop your upper body up by putting your right lower arm on the ground, arm joint directly under your shoulder.
Agreement your core to tense your back as well as raise your hips and also knees off the ground, forming a straight line with your body.
Go back to start in a controlled way. Repeat 3 collections of 10-15 reps on one side, after that button.

9. Situps

Although they get a bad rap as being as well basic, situps are a reliable method to target your stomach muscles. If you have lower back issues, stick to a crunch, which calls for just your top back as well as shoulders to take off the ground.

Begin by resting on the ground on your back with your knees curved, feet flat, and your hands behind your head.
Keeping your feet glued to the ground, begin to roll up from your head, involving your core throughout. Do not stress your neck during the upward activity.
When your upper body reaches your legs, begin the controlled phase pull back to the starting placement.
Full 3 collections of 15 representatives as a novice.

10. Glute bridge

The glute bridge successfully works your entire posterior chain, which isn't just good for you, yet will make your booty appearance perkier as well.

Beginning by resting on the floor with your knees bent, feet level on the ground, and arms right at your sides with your palms dealing with down.
Pushing through your heels, increase your hips off the ground by squeezing your core, glutes, as well as hamstrings. Your upper back and shoulders must still be in contact with the ground, and your core to your knees should develop a straight line.
Pause 1-2 seconds on top and also return to the starting position.
Full 10-12 associates for 3 collections.

These essential workouts will do your body great, yet there's always area to keep pushing it. If you notice on your own breezing via as well as barely perspiring, focus on modern overload by making each move extra difficult by:
including 5 even more reps.
including more weight.
adding a jump to steps like squats and also lunges.

One more way to change it up? Transform the regular right into a time-under-tension workout, finishing each step for a set quantity of time instead of for an established number of reps.

Top 21 Impressive Workouts For Teenage Girls

The reality continues to be that exercise is not just vital yet essential for the total wellness of a teen woman. Right here are a few points that can make your teen want to exercise and remain healthy and balanced.

Absence of play or exercise additionally increases the risk of obesity in teen girls. Research study has actually disclosed that over 50% teen ladies are overweight, as well as the number is just growing yearly. The structure for a healthy and balanced adult life is to be healthy and fit in adolescence.

Value of A Healthy And Balanced Workout Prepare For Teen Ladies

Let's encounter it. Exercise is way too much work. Young adults, specifically ladies, typically wonder if it is all really worth it. If you have never ever worked out in your life, the very first couple of days of exercising at the fitness center or home can be uncomfortable. You might not be able to sit or stand without feeling some pain.

Workout makes you really feel better. Physical activity releases the "feel-good" hormonal agents called the endorphins.
Exercising makes you look great. Normal exercises assist you stress out the added calories and likewise free the body of contaminants that can obstruct the pores of the skin.
You can control your weight with regular workout. Ladies often have trouble controlling their weight throughout the growing years. Lack of exercise causes weight gain and prior to she understands it, your teenager lady is nearly obese. The only means to control weight is to eat healthy and balanced food and work out consistently.

Exercise beats anxiety also. It helps relieve the stress that the body has actually accumulated as well as additionally revitalizes the mind.
Strengthen the body with a normal workout. Exercising can help in strengthening the bones and in building muscles that make you more powerful.

Strength training tones your body and also gives you a sports look.
Routine exercises assist battle conditions like diabetes mellitus, blood pressure, and also even cancer.

Along with the above-mentioned advantages, exercise likewise aids you sleep better at night.

Easy Workout Routines For Teen Girls to Feel And Look Good

You really feel good when you look great. So allow's learn about a couple of easy regular workouts that can aid your teenage lady remain healthy and look great!
1. Ab workouts for teen girls:

A paunch or protruding tummy is the last thing your teenage girl would be okay with. But puberty leads to weight gain, and in all the wrong places. Here are some ab workouts that your teen should do every day to keep belly fat in control.


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Squats help you strengthen your abdominal muscles or your core muscles.

Stand straight and as tall as you can, with your hands stretched in the front. The fingers should be pointed forward.
Keep your legs apart to shoulder length.
Push your upper body down from the hips, and go down as you bend your knees.
Slowly, push yourself back to the standing position.

Do not bend your back or the hands during the routine.


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Riding a bicycle is good for the abs. But if your girl doesn’t have a cycle, here is what she can do to work the abs.

You will need: A yoga mat
Lie down on the yoga mat, with your back flat on the floor.
Lift your head up a little and place your two hands behind it, as if to support it.
Lift both your legs up a little and pull back the right leg into a fold, towards the face, so that it touches the left elbow. Keep the other straight while you do this.
Bring the right leg back into a stretched position while folding the left leg now.
Repeat the movements faster, as if pedaling a bicycle.

Leg lifts

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Leg lifts or leg raises are excellent ab workouts. Here is how you do them right.

You will need: A yoga mat
Lie down on the yoga mat, with your back flat on the floor.
Your feet should be together, and your hands should be flat, under your glutes.
Slowly lift your legs up in the air – diagonally at first and move them further up until you can bring them to an angle of 90 degrees.
Hold your legs in that position as long as you can and slowly bring them down to the original position.
Repeat the step. 


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V-sits are crunches that give your abdominal muscles the needed exercise. Here is how this teen girl workout should be done.

You will need: A yoga mat
Sit on the mat with your legs extended in front of you.
Lift your legs such that the knees and feet are above the floor. Bend your body back a little, such that your head and shoulders are off the ground, and the lower back is pressed to the ground.
Bend your knees to a 45-degree angle and push your upper body towards the knees, with your hands stretched straight in front of you. This way, your body will form the shape of the letter ‘v’.
Use your ab muscles to push yourself back into the position in step 2.

2. Leg Workouts for Teenage Girls:

One of the best parts of exercising is that you can have lean and toned legs that can make heads turn. Here are a few easy leg workouts that your teenager can try at home.

Before you start the workout, wear comfortable, stretchable clothing.

Bend and kick back

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This work out routine for teenage girl helps you make more complex moves.

You will need: A yoga mat
On the yoga mat, get on your hands and knees.
Extend the right leg slightly diagonal to your back, with your toes pointed down.
Bring the left knee up to the shoulder level, so that it is perpendicular to the hip.
Stretch the left leg straight, extending it to the back.
Slowly bring it down to the original position and repeat with the other leg.

Lateral leg raises

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Lateral leg raises or side leg raises strengthen the thigh muscles and tone the hip area.

You will need: A yoga mat
Lie down on your right side, with the legs stretched and on top of each other.
Lift your upper body with the help of your right elbow. Bend the elbow to 90 degrees. The right arm is perpendicular to the floor, and the hip must still be touching the ground.
Raise the top leg (left leg in this case) to at least six to eight inches above the other leg.
Slowly return it to the starting position.
Repeat the routine for the other leg by lying on your left side.

Leg sidekicks

Another leg exercise, a simpler one at that, is to extend one leg to the side while keeping the other stable. Here is how to do the routine.

You will need: A yoga mat
Stand with your back straight and your feet together. Use a resistance band to keep them close.
Join your palms like in prayer or salutation.
Lift your right leg and lift it sideways, using your strength to stretch the resistance band.
Bring the leg down slowly and get back to the original position.
Repeat with the other leg.

3. Easy Workouts For Lazy Girls:

Does your teenager always find an excuse for not exercising? Perhaps, she is just lazy to move her body. In that case, these are a few simple workouts that will help.


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This workout doesn’t need any preparation. Your girl can do it right where she is sitting.

You will need: A chair or bench
Sit on the chair with your hands on the sides.
Hold the chair and slip the butt off the chair and stretch your legs ahead.
Lower the body further by bending your arms at the elbow (to 90 degrees).
Use the hands to pull yourself back into the chair.
Repeat the routine.


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Lunges are easy to learn and practice correctly. Five minutes of lunges in the daily workout routine stretches the hamstrings, and tones the lower body.

Lunges should be performed on even, solid ground.
Stand straight with your hands on your hips and keep your back straight.
Your feet should be at least one foot wide apart, and your shoulders should be erect. Keep your gaze focused straight.
Take a big step with your right leg by lowering your hips and bending your right knee and the left knee to a 90-degree angle.
The right knee should be right above the right foot, and the left knee (at the back) should not be touching the ground.
Stay in the position for five seconds and come back to the starting position.
Repeat by extending the left leg. 

Leg stretches

Leg stretches are easy and can be done in different ways to benefit the hamstrings, calves and improve the overall flexibility of the legs. There are three types of leg stretching exercises – the quad stretch, the inner thigh stretch and the calf and the hamstring stretch.

Quad stretch 

Stand next to a wall or something solid for support. Stand with your side to it.
Bend your right knee and bring your foot up. Hold the foot with your hand and bring it closer to your backside, while keeping the knees and the thighs together.
Hold it in the position for five seconds and bring the leg back to a normal position.
Alternate with the other leg.
Hamstring and calf stretch
Stand straight on the floor.
Extend the right foot slightly forward and bend the supporting left foot.
Bend from the waist and move your hand towards the right foot. You should feel the stretch in your right calf muscles.
Hold the toes for 5 seconds and get back into the starting position.
Alternate with the other leg.
Inner thigh stretch
Stand with your knees together.
Lift the right leg to a side and stretch it a little.
Hinge from your waist while bending the left knee and moving your torso slightly forward.
Stay in the position for five seconds and alternate with the other leg.

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4. A 5-Minute Workout for Busy Girls (at home):

Teenagers have a lot on their plate. Regardless of how crunched they are for time they must have physical exercise. Here is a five-minute workout that your teenaged daughter can try at home.

Superman lifts

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Experience the feeling of flying like superman with this workout, while staying grounded! That is not all. You also get to tone your glutes and strengthen your inner thighs.

You will need: A yoga mat
Lie face down on the yoga mat with your hands stretched in the front.
Keep your arms and legs straight and lift them up in the air simultaneously, while keeping the torso stable. Your back should be slightly arched.
Hold in the position for five seconds and bring the body back to starting position.
Repeat the routine five times 

Sumo squats

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Sumo squats strengthen your inner thighs. They may seem similar to the regular squats, but are not.
Stand with your feet three feet apart. The gap should be wider than the hip-width.
Join your hands and lock them in front of your chest but not touching the body.
The toes should be facing away from the center of the body.
Lower into a squat by bending the knees and pushing your glutes down as you move.
The back should be normal, relaxed and not lean forward or back. Also, your knees should not extend the toes. The idea is that you should not lean forward.
Use the energy in your heels to push your body up and come back to the standing position. 

Side plank leg lifts

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Side plank leg lifts is a core workout that works your abs, shoulders, glutes, ribs, thighs and glute muscles.

You will need: A yoga mat
Lie down sideways on the mat with your right elbow on the ground.
Keep your legs on top of each other, in a straight line.
Stretch both the legs such that the leg on top is pointed up and high above the ground, while the lower leg is stretched up with just the feet and the ankle touching the ground.
Lift your hand and stretch it out to reach the sky!
Use your ab muscles and keep your spine straight. Your waist should be lifted up and not be slouched on the right shoulder.
Come back to original position and alternate with the other side.

Side Plank Leg Lifts can be a challenging workout and needs practice. Also, avoid doing the planks if you have any issues with the arm or shoulder.

Lying butt lifts

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The lying butt lifts target the glute muscles and also work the lower back and the spine.

You will need: A yoga mat
Lie down with your back flat and your arms to your sides on the yoga mat. Keep your feet hip-width apart.
Slowly raise your pelvis upward and bend your knees to form a 40 or 45-degree angle with your body, from the floor.
Stay in the position for at least five seconds, while flexing your glute muscles.
Return to the starting position slowly.
Repeat the routine for at least five times. 

Lift your weight

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Pull ups are excellent for strength training. You can do these even if you do not have access to the gym or the required equipment. Here is how.

You will need: Two sturdy, heavy chairs of equal weight and height
Perch yourself between the two chairs and rest your forearms on the handles of either chair.
Use the strength in your arms to lift yourself off the floor such that your legs are in the air.
Move up and down in that position, as many times as you can.

Caution: If the chairs are lightweight or not properly balanced, you could risk falling and hurting yourself. An alternative would be to use the bars at the park.

5. Gym workouts for teen girls:

A gym workout can be a good idea if your teenage girl is serious about physical fitness. The key to a successful workout regimen is to include the right exercises that help in working the entire body. Here is a list of core workouts that your teen girl can try for a proper gym-like workout at home.


A workout routine should always start with a warm up, preferably stretching. Stretching enables you to activate the otherwise still muscles and make it easier for you to increase the extent of their flexibility.

Jumping jacks:

Stand straight with your arms to the side.
Jump enough to spread your feet wide, while you raise your hands above your head.

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Reverse the movement quickly without any pause.
Repeat the moves at least ten times. 

Toe touch:

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Stand straight with your knees and feet together.
Slowly, bend forward from the lower back and try to touch your toes.
Move back to the starting position slowly.
Repeat this for at least ten times. 

Side reach:

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Stand with your feet two to three feet apart.
With one hand on the hip, raise the other hand sideways above your head stretch to the side.
Your shoulders should be in line with your hips.
Alternate with the other hand and repeat ten times. 

Shoulder roll:

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Stand in a relaxed mode with the arms to the side feet together.
Roll the shoulders in a circular motion while keeping the rest of the body stable.
Do this for at least two minutes. 

Neck roll:

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Stand in a relaxed mode with the arms to the side feet together.
Look at your left shoulder and slowly roll your neck forward and to the right. Make sure that your gaze is on your body as you roll the neck.
Roll it only to the sides and forward, not back.

Cardio exercises

Cardio workouts are great if your teenager wants to lose weight quickly. Here is a list of cardio exercises your teenager can try.

Workout on treadmill or elliptical:

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If she has access to the gym, then working out on the treadmill for at least 20 minutes is good. Or six-minute interval workout on the elliptical, with a gap of two minutes, is also helpful.

High-intensity aerobics:

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Aerobics is an excellent cardio workout. You can either join an aerobics class or watch DIY videos at home.

Jump rope:

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Jump rope or skipping rope is a great cardio workout that helps you burn more calories in less time. Do this for at least five minutes along with other exercises for results. Alternative to this include running, brisk walking and using the elliptical at the gym.

Dancing ro Zumba:

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Dancing is yet another form of cardio workout your girl can try, to combine fitness with fun. Zumba is a fun option she can try with her girlfriends.

Strength training

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An ideal workout for teenage girls is not complete without strength training exercises. These workouts help in building and toning muscles, and in strengthening the body.

It is good to start strength training with the help of an instructor. An average of 30 to 40 minutes of strength training per week can help your girl stay in shape. Some of the workouts she can try are: 

Pallof press
Lateral squat
Dumbbell row
Split squat
Goblet squat
Chest press

Discuss with a doctor or an experienced trainer or instructor before your daughter starts strength training.

6. Workouts for teen girls to lose weight:

Gaining weight is easy during puberty, thanks to the hormones raging inside the body. The only way your teenage daughter can ward obesity is by exercise. Here are five workouts that teen girls can try to lose the additional pounds.

Inverted V pipe:

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The inverted V pipe works on stretching and toning your legs and abs. This is also one of the best summer workouts for teenage girls.

You will need: A yoga mat
Place yourself on the mat, on all fours.
Lift your knees off the ground and stretch your back up, pointed towards the ceiling.
Keep your palms flat on the ground, your feet with the toes touching the ground and head bowed down.
You should feel your abs crunch in that position.
Go back to the starting position and repeat the procedure for 30 seconds to a minute. 

Push-up and knee kick:

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Push-up and knee kick is one of the best home workouts to lose weight, especially in the arm region.

You will need: A yoga mat
Place yourself on the mat, on all fours. Your knees and hands must be on the floor.
Do one push up and come back to the starting position.
Then bring your right knee forward, enough to touch the right elbow. Now bring the left knee forward to touch the left elbow.
Go back to the starting position and repeat the routine for 30 seconds to one minute. 

Skater hops:

This is a power-packed exercise routine for teenage girl that can burn calories in just a minute or less. It is a cardio workout that works on your hamstrings, calves, glutes and abs. The workout also tones your lower body and corrects any imbalance in your legs.
Stand on your left foot, with your knee bent a little. The other foot should be slightly above the floor.
Bend towards the floor with your right hand bent at the elbows. (As if you are ready to run) The left hand is stretched backward, towards the right foot.
Bound to your right by jumping off the left leg and landing on your right. Bring your left foot back, exactly as your right foot was before.
Repeat the steps for at least 30 seconds or one minute.

One of the quickest means to slim down is to do even more cardio as well as remain energetic as much as you can. Remember that your teenager will certainly not slim down overnight. So urge her to begin working out, however take it reduce at the start. Do not rush weight loss, as it can have severe adverse effects.

Tips For A Healthy Exercise Plan For Teenage Women

Technique is essential to an effective workout program. Teens usually have a tendency to skip workout, to fit in various other tasks on their timetable. Whether your teenager wants to drop weight, stay in form or maintain the body healthy as well as healthy, here are a couple of things she ought to keep in mind to produce exercise plans.
What do you wish to attain by exercising? Do you wish to reduce weight, gain stamina, enter into a better form or remain active? Choose exercises that can assist you reach this goal in the stipulated time.
You can not reduce weight to end up being more powerful over night. It takes some time as well as initiative to attain physical fitness objectives. So established a practical target to achieve in the established time. Talk with an expert fitness instructor or medical professional.
Normal working out is essential to make a workout routine effective. Sit with your child and also help her make a plan that allows her to work out each day, consisting of weekends. Repair a time that does not clash with institution hrs and also various other enjoyable tasks that your teen requires to have in her life.
Be consistent to get the preferred results. If you choose a particular exercise routine, stay with it.
Have a buddy to exercise with. Unless she enjoys health and fitness and also healthy and balanced living, your adolescent girl will certainly not be motivated to work out on her own. Motivate her to find a friend to exercise with.
Find an exercise routine that your teenager is likely to enjoy. She must more than happy exercising each day, not depressing or irritated. Try to consist of fun tasks like dance or aerobics as soon as a week.
Timing the exercise is really vital. Ensure that the duration of the exercise coincides every day.

Consume healthy as well as drink healthy and balanced. Assist your teen eat healthy and balanced food that maintains her body active and healthy. Keep moisturized to preserve the liquids in the body.

The bottom line is this: exercise is not replaceable by TELEVISION time or various other sedentary activities. An exercise, no matter its nature, is necessary to remain healthy and balanced as well as maintain illness away. Try these exercises with your little girl and also you can see the adjustment on your own. Exercise alters the way you really feel literally and mentally.

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