Quick Exercise Routines for Women

QuickExercise Routines for Women
Quick Exercise Routines for Women
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  1. Exercise can be fun when varied.
  2. Cardio can help you get rid of stubborn fat.
  3. Squats target the thighs and butt.
  4. Plank exercises are full body workouts.

Many women have problem areas that they want to target and shed the extra fat. Most of these areas include difficult areas like under the arms, lower abs, thighs and butt.

Exercising can be hard for people who are just starting but it can also be fun when you do it for a while and learn how to motivate yourself.

Exercise routines when done right, help you lose weight and remain healthy. Be careful to stick closely to the movements to prevent injury and really allow the exercises to work well. Here is a compilation of some exercises every woman should do.


If you want to lose that belly or triceps or hip fat, then you have to do cardio. This is a total body fat-burning workout that causes you to sweat and makes your heartbeat rise.Incorporating at least 15 minutes of fast-paced exercise in your routine, is the easiest way to lose fat from difficult areas and stay healthy. As usual, you should pace your routine and do maybe 5 minutes of intense jump-rope and then slow down to lunges or arm presses.

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There are different ways to get your cardio on; in the gym, you can use the treadmill or bike; if you are at home, you can dance, run, jump-rope or play some energy-demanding sports. Be careful to maintain breathing during cardio, if you can’t breathe properly, slow down your pace to catch your breath and then begin to work back up.


These are great exercises to tone the inner and outer thighs, and the butt. Combining with Kegels, also improves tonicity of pelvic floor muscles. These are the easiest to challenge yourself with. For example, you could decide to do 20 squats every time you use the restroom. This means that you might end up doing up to a hundred squats per day. Soon enough, you’ll have toned thighs and butt.

It involves planting your feet firmly on the ground, and bending, from the hips downward till your thighs are parallel to the floor. Then back to upright position and back down. Be careful that your knees don’t extend past your ankles, rather your knees should be in line with your ankles when bending. This is to prevent ankle and knee pain.

Plank Exercises

This is meant to target core abdominal muscles, strengthen arm muscles and reinforce the arch of your back. Plank exercises can be varied in intensity, and involves elevating your body off the ground, on your tiptoes and palms. The body should be kept straight and aligned perfectly parallel to the ground. Don’t raise your butt, or bend your back as this puts unnecessary strain on your back.

A one-minute plank, workouts large chunks of muscle groups all over the body, and when done correctly, can help you lose fat everywhere. If you have wrist aches, consider using wrist bands for support. Alternatively, you can plank on fists rather than splayed palms.

Leg Lifts

This works the lower abs, and involves you lying flat on the floor with back pressed into the ground, tummy tucked in and hands underneath the coccyx. Both legs are pressed together and lifted together till they are at a 90-degree angle to your torso. The legs are then slowly returned to the ground.

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Be careful not to curve your back to prevent pain. Instead, keep your back pressed to the floor, or put a towel under the curve of your back.

The best way to enjoy exercising is to think of the end goal, and to break up your routines into smaller reps. Rather than attempting 50 squats, just do 10 and switch to another exercise.

Do smaller reps, vary your routines and you will find yourself doing more and still enjoying your workout.