Building muscle can help with weight control, but you don’t have to rely on elaborate gym equipment to strengthen your muscles. Instead, choose calisthenics that you can do without a machine by simply using your own weight as resistance. Aim to work your legs, hips, back, abdomen, chest, shoulders and arms with pushups, crunches and lunges. Make it a goal to work up to three sets of 8-12 reps of each exercise at least twice a week.
- Hannah Curlee, Director of Health Engagement for H2U and season 11 runner-up on “The Biggest Loser”