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Have your workouts gone flat? Tired of doing the same old thing every time you go to the gym? Well good news, there’s still hope! Just a few minor tweaks to your existing routine will help you put that spark back into your gym time. Instead of spending 10 extra minutes on the treadmill, try these three moves that are guaranteed to kick things up a notch and get you back to where you want to be. You won’t be sorry.
Pull-ups and Pushups
These two simple moves can be done by anyone, almost anywhere. While each is great on their own, these two moves become even more effective when they are combined. Next time you’re at the gym, try doing a set of pull-ups, then immediately dropping down and doing a set of pushups. It might be tough at first, and you might not be able to do many reps, but that’s ok. Soon enough, you’ll be flying over that bar like a pro.
Pull-ups and pushups are an extremely effective way to train the muscles of your upper body and your core stabilizers. Also, since both exercises are fairly low impact, they’re great to train multiple times a week. Expect some deep upper body stretching, newfound strength, and a general feeling of accomplishment.