Body toning exercises

Have you ever heard the saying “you are what you eat”? Well, it’s true. If you want to get a toned body, then the best way to do that is by eating right and exercising regularly. Body toning exercises to be precise. But how do we know which exercises are right for us?

Let’s face it– not everyone wants to bulk up and have that Bodybuilder and weightlifter physique. 

Most of us just wanna be fit and maintain an athletic and toned body. If this is your goal then this post is for you. We have come up with best body toning exercises that you can do at home.

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6 Body Weight Exercise to Get a Toned Body at Home

  1. Push Ups
Push ups

Push ups are a great exercise to work your chest and triceps. In addition to helping you get stronger and improve your endurance, they will also tone the muscles in your upper body

They can be done in many different ways such as the wide arm , close arm traditional and diamond push-ups, declined push ups, etc.  With each variations with its specific muscle target. But generally the push up exercise is a great compound exercise for toning your upper body. 

  1. Squat
The basic squat position looks like this: Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart, toes pointing forward or slightly outward. Then bend your knees so they are nearly in line with the tops of big toes (you should feel a stretch in your calves). Lean forward until thighs are parallel to floor (keep back straight), then push back up until hips are level or slightly higher than knees; keep arms relaxed by sides of head throughout. Or point them outwards in front of you as you go down and back to normal position as you go up.

The squat is a full-body exercise that works your legs, butt, and core. It’s one of the best body weight exercises you can do because it uses all parts of your body at once.

It’s great for your lower body and can help you tone the muscles on your lower body if done correctly. 

  1. Lunges

Lunges are a great exercise to tone your legs, hips and glutes. The exercise works your quadriceps, hamstrings and glutes all at once.

The lunge is a great lower-body exercise that can be done by both men and women alike. It’s also an extremely effective way to build up strength as well as lose weight in the process!

To perform this exercise correctly: Stand with one foot behind you on the ground (or in front of you if you have trouble balancing), then lift up onto your toes until they’re almost touching the floor; push off hard with both legs for about 5 seconds before returning back down again so that only one leg is still on the ground at this point.

  1. Situps
Sit up
To do sit-ups: sit up straight on the floor, feet on floor, knees bent at 90 degrees. Try to lay your back down on the floor slowly as low as you can comfortably go without bending your knees or putting stress on other joints (like hips). Hold this position for about 10 seconds before returning to upright position with control and strength in all areas of your body. Repeat 20-30 times total for three sets, resting 30 seconds between each set; aim for 50 reps per session if possible! (Depending on form)

Situps are a great way to tone your core. However, it’s a good compound exercise for your midsection.

But as common as it is and as simple as it looks it’s also very easy to not do it right. As a matter of fact; a lot of people do not do the sit-up right. This is why some people end up with a strain on their neck or a slight pain in their lower back and they often wonder why – it’s simply because you are not doing it right!

If you find that you are experiencing this, if you can’t get a trainer to help you with this, simply swap the sit up for Crunches. 


However The crunches is an isolated exercise and more effective for your core muscles if done correctly. It is also way easier to execute on your own than the sit ups. 


  1. Dips

Dips are a great exercise to tone your arms and shoulders, as well as the triceps. To do this exercise, you’ll need a bench or chair to hold yourself up while you perform the motion. Keep your body straight and lower yourself down until your arms are parallel with the floor (or closer) before pushing back up with them.

If you want to do this move on the floor, simply lie on your stomach with one forearm flat against the floor while keeping other arm extended out in front of you at 90 degrees from where it was before starting this exercise; push off with that arm so that it goes straight up into air (but not so high that it causes discomfort). This will target both sides of your torso evenly!

     6. Calf Raises 

Calf raises

Calf Raises: This exercise helps to build up your calves, which are one of the most important muscles in your body. To do this with an extra challenge is with adding weights like holding two dumbbells or adding extra weights to your ankles. 

To do the Calf raises: stand up right then lift your heels off the ground while standing on your toes as high as you can, then hold for a few seconds before going back down. Then repeat. 


Body weight exercises are great for beginners, but they can also be done by anyone. You don’t need any equipment or a gym membership to perform these exercises. Most of the body weight exercises require you to use your own body weight and do not require more than your body weight to complete them, and are a great way to get a toned and sculpted body. 

These are all great workouts that you can do in your own home, but you can still try them out at the gym! They aren’t too difficult, so even if you don’t feel like going out every day (and let’s face it, who does?), these exercises will still give you some good results.

Stay fit Stay Healthy!! 👌🏾

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