a personal trainer for a no-equipment workout using only one
more and more valuable. Rarely do we have time for the gym, to
buy workout equipment, to push play on a workout video.
made us think: Would there be one workout that experts would
recommend, without at-home equipment and restricted to simply
one exercise, for maximum benefit?
Noell Yanik, a South Carolina fitness trainer who provides
personal training to men and women, including tips for
pregnant women, as she’s now pregnant herself.
burpees is the ticket to quick, full-body fitness, according
to Yanik. "They work every muscle in your body," she
said — arms, legs, core, adding that they also boost the
love to hate them, but if there’s one no-equipment move that
can tighten, tone and lift your body, this is it," Yanik
building your muscles, which adds to the burn you’ll feel in
the moment, but in the long run, this means you’ll gain a
faster metabolism and sleeker, stronger physique," she
styles can vary, whether you start from a standing position or
a plank. She suggests starting from a plank and moving to a
standing position with a tuck jump. Or, starting from
standing, you would squat, place your hands on the floor and
do a squat thrust into plank position. Beginners may want to
walk their feet into position instead of doing a tuck or
beginners, she suggests three rounds of seven burpees. People
who exercise regularly should do five sets of 10 repetitions,
she said, suggesting a 30-second rest between rounds.
competitive streak, record your time and try to get better