The Ways To Building Your Own Workout-7 Tips Tell You The Answer

It is important to create your full workout plan. "Programming gives you a purpose," says Noam Tamir, owner of TS Fitness in New York City. "Otherwise it's like going on a road trip without a map." And honestly, we're not even sure if those exercises are all that effective. The good thing is it's easy to figure out the best moves for your body and switch up your routine—without a personal training certification or advanced degree in kinesiology.

Lower-Body Push

This movement targets the lower-body powerhouse muscles plus core (think glutes, quads, hamstrings, hip flexors, and calf muscles). The most well-known example is a squat.

                                             

Hip Hinge

A hip hinge is any movement that involves flexion or extension of the hips. Even though you're working a lot of the same muscles as a squat, you'll engage them in a different way.

Single-Leg Movement

This benefits the posterior chain but also engages core and stabilizers since more balance is required. You do this every time you walk, run, or climb stairs.

                                                 

Vertical Push

The upper-body movements below will build strength in a lot of the same major muscle groups. However, like the hip hinge and lower-body push, you'll engage those muscles differently—and it's that variability that makes your workout well rounded.

Vertical Pull

This move works your upper and middle back, shoulders, and chest. The most classic example of this exercise is a pull-up.

                                                                                                       

Horizontal Push

This movement will help strengthen the front of your body and engage your shoulders, upper back, and arms.

Horizontal Pull

Put your back into it. That's the idea with this movement that will build strength in upper and middle back, plus shoulders and triceps.