Body Sculpting Exercises

A body that sculptors would rave about – this is the desire of many men and women, whose aim is to get the perfect body. Some people might go in for extreme fitness options, while still others may spend a great deal of money on therapies which may give them few results.

If you would like to get the perfect body, you can work on body sculpting exercises right from your home. These are cost-effective and workable, and will help you maintain that great looking body for many years ahead. While you might find them a bit difficult at the beginning, regular and proper exercise routines will make it easier for you as time goes by.

Squats

Squats are best performed with weights that are appropriate to your levels of strength as well as fitness. Use a barbell to hold the weights and adjust the bar such that you are comfortable with it. Stand beneath the bar with your knees slightly bent, feet firm on the ground and at a distance of about shoulder width from each other.

With the bar resting on the base on your neck and lying across the outer side of your shoulders, grasp the bar firmly at the point that you find the most comfortable. Slowly raise the barbell off the rack and lower your body such that you are in a suspended sitting position. While exhaling, straighten your body to the starting position and place the barbell back on the rack. Repeat this exercise 5 times to begin with, and slowly increase to 10 times.

Plie Squat

This exercise is perfect when it comes to toning the inner thighs, butt and quadriceps. The Plie Squat can be done by using a barbell of medium weight. Place your feet at a distance of about shoulder width from each other and stand straight. Grasp the barbell firmly and lower your body slowly toward the floor, while ensuring that your feet do not move out of place and are pointed outwards.

Hold this position for 5 seconds. As you return to the starting position, let the pressure of movement be focused on your heels, and ensure that you continue to hold your body straight. The Plie Squat can be performed twice a week in sets of 8 to 12.

Lunges

Lunges are perfect to tone your thighs and butt. This can be done by choosing weights that are appropriate to your levels of strength and setting them on a barbell.

Grasp the barbell firmly and with one knee back and the other knee forward, sit down on your feet with your body weight concentrated near your heels. Hold this position for 5 seconds and slowly return to the starting position. Lunges can be performed twice a week in sets of 8 to 12.



Joy Natarajan