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    Pasadena Personal Trainer Shows Top 3 Workouts To Lose Weight And Tone Up

    According to experienced personal trainers in Pasadena, a number of personal training workouts are useful in helping to lose weight and tone up the entire body. The trainer provides encouragement, but you do the work. Finding the best exercises is easier than you might think. There are dozens identified and described on the internet and in books and magazines, but using a personal trainer adds specificity to the exercises. You are encouraged to do the ones which will be of the most benefit for your particular needs. Here are three effective workouts that I recommend all my clients perform.


    The squat is one of the best exercises to lose weight and to tone your body. It is also a difficult exercise to do correctly. It relies on the weight of the body (and training weights if used) to be effective. This maneuver can be done with no equipment at home.

    To do the move correctly, begin with your feet apart, slightly wider than your hip width. Your toes should point slightly outward. As you lower your body down smoothly, the back should not be arched. Keep your head up, and be sure that your knees do not extend past the tips of your toes. Your butt should extend well back beyond your heels. Lower yourself until your thighs are at least parallel to the floor and come back up. Abs should be tight throughout. If done correctly, this exercise should not give you knee pain.


    A properly done lunge works the glutes, quadriceps and hamstrings. To do this workout effectively, begin with your feet at shoulder width apart. Place the hands on the hips. Take one long forward step with one leg. The rear leg should remain in position, but come up on the toes. Lower the entire body so that the rear lower leg is parallel to the floor with the knee bent. The forward leg thigh should also be parallel to the floor. Do not allow the forward leg knee to extend beyond the tips of the toes. Step forward with the rear leg to finish the move. You can do lunges with or without weights.

    Push ups

    Pushups work the muscles beyond your chest. They are also useful to develop deltoids, triceps and pecs. As with other exercises you should perform them every other day, rather than ever day. To do this exercise, begin in a face down position resting on your hands and tips of your toes. Keep your eyes focused about three feet in front of you. The back should be flat and the hands at about shoulder width. Lower your entire body, keeping the arms tucked close to the body. At the lowest point the elbows should be at 45 degrees. Some trainers want you to actually touch the floor with the chest. Keep the core engaged and push back up explosively, while exhaling. Don't allow the butt to sag.

    All these exercises can be done on your own but if you want the guidance of a professional, then I recommend you contact a Pasadena Personal Trainer that way we can ensure that you are doing each of the above exercises in the correct manner. Once you have mastered the techniques in this article, they can be used at a gym or at home.

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