8 Workouts Trainers Want You to Try to Meet Your Fitness Goals


Deadlifts are a versatile compound exercise, with variations like the kettlebell, Romanian, conventional, stiff-legged, sumo, and trap bar deadlifts.


Push-ups are effective for upper body strength, targeting the chest, triceps, back, and shoulders. Dr. Brittany Noel Robles, a certified personal trainer and OB-GYN, recommends.

Pallof Press

The Pallof press is a core strength exercise that limits spinal rotation, engaging the transverse abdominis. Variations can be performed using a cable machine or resistance band while standing.

Inverted Row

Inverted rows strengthen the upper back and improve scapular retraction, aiding in mastering pull-ups. Chris Matsui, a strength conditioning specialist, suggests modifications

Split Squats

Split squats target the glutes, quads, and hamstrings, enhancing balance and core engagement. They can be performed with various equipment or bodyweight, with modification

Dumbbell Squat

Shinekwa Kershaw, a personal trainer, suggests modifying for knee limitations or overhead pressing issues. This exercise boosts cardiovascular demand and overall strength with proper technique and tempo.


Squats are essential for lower body strength, targeting muscles like the glutes, quads, hamstrings, abdominals, and improving spine and core strength. Natalie Yco, a fitness trainer, recommends variations.