6 strength building exercises for the superwoman in you!Published on: 27 March 2022, 10:00 am IST
If you train regularly or are willing to do so, you know what we are talking about. Strength building exercises are necessary to achieve enhanced endurance, improved heart health, and reduced stress levels. As the name implies, you will feel a difference in the ‘strength’ in your body once you get into the routine of doing it. Not only does it increase your energy levels, but will help you stay in shape, stay motivated, control your stress levels, boost your immunity and strengthen your core.
It can’t be said enough that women too need to lift weights and train in order to get stronger and fitter. Here are a few basic movements that you can do. These can be done individually or all in one day for a good full-body workout.
To know about these strength building exercises that one can do with ease, HealthShots spoke to Spoorthi, Fitness Expert, Cult.fit. She suggests some moves.
Strength building exercises to add in your workout routine:
1. Squat – Goblet/Front Squat
Squat is one of the primal movements that helps build the ultimate lower body strength. The goblet squat and front squat variations are an excellent way to add additional load but also work on thoracic and ankle mobility.
Any variation of a push-up helps build upper body strength. While it could be difficult to perform for some, you can start by building core strength by working on the high plank hold first and then progressively working on the push-ups.
Lunges are another great movement that can help to build lower body strength and stability. This movement also demands greater single-sided strength. You can add weights to this and make it more challenging.
4. Bent-over row
Perform this movement with any equipment such as a dumbbell, barbell or even kettlebells. A bent-over row is a great movement to build stronger back muscles. While it works on the upper back, it also engages the entire posterior chain.
5. Overhead press
This is a fundamental movement that is simple to perform and great for upper body strength. There are also other dynamic variations for this movement which can be great progressions.
A deadlift is also one of the most versatile movements. There are many variations of deadlifts (Sumo, Conventional, Romanian, Single Leg, etc.), but the Romanian deadlift can be a great one to get started with.
You can choose to do these exercises on different days based on your plan. Or even perform all on the same day in a circuit manner. Either way, these fundamental exercises are a must-have for every woman in their workout plan to unveil the superwoman in you!