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Instead of going to the gym, working out at your neighbourhood fitness corner can also help you to build muscle and burn fat. You just need to know how to utilise the equipment at the fitness corner properly and you’re on your way to getting leaner.
Assume the pull-up position, but raise the difficulty level by keeping both feet up and together at a horizontal level, making sure you use your core muscles to remain as steady as possible. Proceed to pull up steadily, making sure to avoid jerky movements while keeping your feet in position. Once you’ve reached the top of the bar, pause for three seconds. Lower yourself in a controlled manner. Repeat this 10 times.
The sit-up bench isn’t, as its name suggests, simply used for working those abs with sit-ups. There are several exercises that you can try out with this humble apparatus, such as the inclined push-up. Get into a push-up position, but with the feet of both your toes resting on the bench instead of on the ground. Do your push-ups while keeping your body on a constant plane.
Hold on to one of the bars for balance while standing on your right foot and lifting the left off the ground. Using the thigh and hamstring muscles in your right leg, slowly lower your body, while keeping your left leg from touching the ground. After that, lift yourself back up and switch legs. Repeat this 10 times.
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