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How to Get Your Best Summer Bod in Markham

Core Exercises:

Working out your core is the simple best way to achieve a tight midsection. This will help you lose excess fat and put you on the track to looking your best this summer! These essential core exercises will help you increase your muscle mass and have you looking toned. However, it is important to ensure that you are also exercising the rest of your body to attain a uniform and overall sexy body. Some exercises that can be done at the Markham Gym that will help you achieve your summer body include;

1) Lat Pull-Down

Start by doing 3 sets of 12-15 reps. Take a 30 second rest period after every set. The lat pull-down helps strengthen your back muscles, which begins to activate and engages the posterior chain. Beginners can begin by having your palms facing you when operating this machine. For a more challenging workout, one can spread their arms further out to make a “V-shape”.

2) Hanging Leg Raise

Begin by performing 2 sets of 8-12 reps. This machine helps you exercise your abs and midsection. Doing this regularly will tighten your core muscles and help you develop your abs. This machine also helps you activate your hip flexors, which improves your body strength. Remember you simply need to lift your legs; not swing them back and forth.

3) Rowing Machine

Perform 3 sets of 10 to 15 reps. This machine helps you activate your posterior chain while improving your resistance. It also requires a great deal of cardio endurance, which helps you achieve a full body workout. The rowing machine should be a staple in your workout, as it can be customized or modified to meet your needs. For example, you can do the exercise at a faster pace for a high intensity interval-training (HIIT) workout or slowly for a relaxed cardio training,

4) Horizontal Seated Leg Press

Start by completing 4 sets of 10-12 reps. This workout activates your Gluteus Maximus muscle, calves and hamstrings. Using this machine is one of the best ways to tone the lower body and gain muscle in the legs, calves and glutes. You can adjust the weight on the machine dependent on what your body is able to handle and increase steadily over time.