7 Exercises Every Woman Should Do

The Squat:

The squat is a full-body exercise targeting lower body muscles, including the core, legs, and glutes. To perform a squat, stand with feet shoulder-width apart, bend knees as if sitting down in a chair, and keep back straight.

The Lunge:

A great exercise for toning and strengthening lower body muscles. Begin with feet hip-width apart, step one foot forward, and lower body until front thigh is parallel to the ground.

The Push-Up:

Works multiple upper body muscles including chest, triceps, and shoulders. Start in plank position, lower body by bending elbows to 90 degrees, then push back up.

The Shoulder Press:

Strengthens shoulders and tones upper body. Lift a barbell overhead from shoulders to fully extend arms, keeping core engaged. Aim for 3 sets of 10-12 reps, focusing on controlling the weight during both lifting and lowering phases.

The Biceps Curl:

Targets the biceps muscle in the upper arm. Keep body upright, elbows close to sides, and curl weight up to shoulder slowly and with control. Perform 2-3 sets of 10-12 reps.

The Triceps Extension:

Tones the muscles on the back of the upper arms. Hold dumbbells above shoulders, extend arms straight up towards the ceiling. Lower weights back down slowly.

The Abdominal Crunch:

Effective for strengthening and toning abdominal muscles. Lie on back with knees bent, lift shoulders off the ground, contracting abdominal muscles. Hold for a few seconds at the top before returning to starting position.