et into a fitness routine, it can be quite overwhelming in regards to how you want to go about it, what exercises you should perform. That being said, the best place to start should be the beginning, with simple, effective exercises that will help you build a strong, sturdy base for more advanced workouts.

Below are five basic exercises that you as beginners can do at home and in the gym. Do these regularly, precisely and you can gradually improve your level and move on to other exercises that are more challenging, more difficult to master.

  • Squat

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  1. Stand with feet hip-width apart from each other, toes turned out and arms at your side
  2. Breathe in, break at your hip and push your butt back while keeping your back straight and your spine neutral
  3. Squat down until your hip joint is lower than your knees
  4. Drive through your heels to stand back up and squeeze your glutes at the top for 1 rep
  • Reverse Lunge

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  1. Stand up right with your hands at your hips
  2. Take a large step backward with your left foot
  3. Bend both knees until your left quad and right shin are parallel to the floor
  4. Push through your right heel to return to standing and complete 1 rep
  5. Alternate legs and repeat
  • Plank

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  1. Place your palms flat on the floor, hands shoulder-width apart
  2. Extend your legs backward, feet hip-width apart
  3. Engage your core, butt and quads
  4. Hold for a set amount of time depending on your level
  • Push-Up

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  1. Assume face-down prone position on the floor
  2. Keep your head facing forward and your body in a flat plank
  3. Breathe out as you push the ground away from you
  4. Repeat lowering and raising your body with your arms at a steady pace
  • Romanian Deadlift

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  1. Stand with your feet hip-width apart, knees slightly bent, weights in both hands
  2. Bend your knees slightly as you push your butt back
  3. Keep your back flat and shoulders engaged as you lower your arms along your shins toward the floor
  4. Keep your core tight and push through your heels to stand up straight to the original position
  5. Repeat for as many reps as you can
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