1. Squats. Why They Rock: Most trainers agree that squats are one of the best exercises you can do. Squats work your glutes, quads, hamstrings and calves all at once. 2. Push Ups. Why They Rock: Push ups, like squats, are compound movements using almost all the muscles of your body. You'll work your chest, shoulders, triceps, back and abs. 3. Lunges. Why They Rock: Like squats, lunges work most of the muscles in your legs including your quads, hamstrings, glutes and calves. 4. The Plank. Why It Rocks: The plank is an isolation move used in Pilates and Yoga and works the abs, back, arms and legs. The plank also targets your internal abdominal muscles. 5. Lat Pulldown Why It Rocks: The lat pulldown works on the major muscles of your back, which helps you burn calories and, of course, strengthen your back.
Great list - If I may, I'd like to add the seated row, the deadlift, the pull-up, and the push press.
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