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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How to Do This Workout

Want to begin working out? All you need is a sturdy chair with a high back. Follow these exercises designed for beginners by certified trainer Jessica Smith. This circuit workout includes cardio and strength-training moves to tone your whole body.

Work out details: Do each exercise for the recommended number of reps, with a 45-60 second rest in between moves. Aim for one to three full rounds of this circuit. Use slow, controlled movements and pay attention to your form and how your body feels during the workout. If any move feels too tough for you right now, skip it and go to the next. Do this routine once or twice per week, alternating with 15-20 minutes of your favorite cardio activity, like walking or riding your bike.

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