Five Key Exercises To Do In The Gym

14/03/2017 13:21 GMT | Updated 15/03/2018 09:12 GMT

As you train in the gym it's very easy to get involved in all kinds of new and different exercises, which is great of course, however some times it's good to remember, or be aware of at least, some of the basic exercises that, quite often, get us the best results.

Also, everybody is so busy in their lives these days wouldn't it be great if you had just a handful of key exercises to do at the gym that you know will get you in great shape and won't take you too long to complete?

So, in this post, we give you five great exercises that will get you fitter, stronger and in great shape!

The common factors running through these exercises are that they all:

a] Work your core muscles

b] Work large muscle groups, which means you burn more calories and your body shape changes more rapidly

c] Work way more than just a couple of muscle groups

d] Help you with your daily activities such as lifting things, getting up and down, climbing stairs.....

e] Can be done in short workouts of 30mins (you will need to do the workouts approx 3 x week)

So, the easiest way to show you these five exercises is to give them to you in a series of short videos so you can see how to perform them correctly...........

1.Deadlifts Main Muscles Worked : Back, Thighs, Glutes, Shoulders and Core

2. Squats Main Muscles Worked : Back, Thighs, Glutes, Shoulders and Core

3. Press Ups Main Muscles Worked : Chest, Triceps, Shoulders and Core

4. Pull Ups Main Muscles Worked : Back, Shoulders, Biceps and Core

5. Lunges Main Muscles Worked : Thighs, Glutes, Calves, Shoulders and Core

All videos featured in this post are the author's own.

So there you have it, 5 top exercises for you to perform 2-3 times a week for 4 weeks making sure that you increase any weights you use by approx 10% each week.

Try these for 4 weeks and let me know what differences you feel in your body shape and strength and then we can look at how to continue improving you over the next 4 weeks.

What exercises do you find work best for you and your fitness goals? As always we welcome your feedback so please get in touch and tell us what has worked for you.

This post first appeared on the Bodyline Fitness Website