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Exercises for Muscle Building & Toning Without Equipment

Gym memberships are expensive and workout equipment is hardly conducive for small living spaces. Fortunately, you do not need a Pilates machine for muscle building and toning. Many exercises can be completed at home without equipment, and the results are a completely sculpted body. Perform these exercises several times a week on non-consecutive days. For the fastest results, do each movement until you feel like you are unable to do one more.

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How to Strengthen Ab Muscles

Cardiovascular exercise is great for burning fat around the abdominal area and weightlifting is good for overall toning, but to strengthen your abdominal muscles, you need to do specific, targeted exercises. However, it takes no more than 15 to 20 minutes a day to incorporate a routine to strengthen your abdominal muscles.

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What Are Some Ways to Develop Strong Muscles?

Having children is one way to develop strong muscles: after you’ve hauled baby, car seat and diaper bag around every day for a few weeks, you’ll notice stronger arms. And that’s the key to developing strong muscles at any point in life; no, not having children, but using your muscles consistently and in a way that challenges them, so that they stretch and grow in order to be able to perform what you ask of them.

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Beginner Pilates Exercises

Pilates is a burgeoning workout trend that delivers results through brief, intense exercises. The movements and holds associated with Pilates can strengthen, tone and sculpt the body without creating bulk. Susan Sarandon and Madonna are among the celebrities who swear by the physical and mental benefits of Pilates. Beginners should consult videos or photographs of the proper positioning for doing Pilates. As a precaution for any kind of exercise, always check with your physician before beginning a new program. And, remember to protect the neck and lower back while doing abdominal work.

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Benefits of Pilates Exercises

The Pilates Method Alliance (PMA), a not-for-profit professional organization for Pilates, points out that more Americans are practicing Pilates as a way to condition their bodies and improve their physiques. Pilates, a low-impact exercise program appropriate for women of all ages and fitness levels, involves a succession of smooth movements, which integrate both stretching and breathing exercises. Developing a pattern of slow, deliberate movements along with controlled breathing increases blood flow to the muscles providing a number of fitness benefits.