The Total Body Workout for Beginners: Start Here!

Begin exercising with this simple at-home workout routine that uses just a chair to help you start sculpting your body (12 Photos)

Jessica Smith on May 24, 2013 at 1:26PM

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The Total Body Workout for Beginners: Start Here!

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Move #1: Squat Stand Up & Reach

Total Body Exercise: 10 repetitions

This first exercise doubles as your warm up, working the muscles throughout your entire body while elevating your heart rate to burn calories in the process.

How to do it: Stand in front of the chair seat, feet slightly wider than hip width, elbows bent with your fists in front of your shoulders. Lower into a squat until you lightly tap the chair with your butt. [shown in photo A]. Stand back up while reaching both arms overhead, spreading your fingers wide and reaching toward the ceiling [as shown in photo B]. Bring the arms back into your original position and repeat.

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