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This article was co-authored by Laila Ajani. Laila Ajani is a Fitness Trainer and founder of Push Personal Fitness, a personal training organization based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Laila has expertise in competitive athletics (gymnastics, powerlifting, and tennis), personal training, distance running, and Olympic lifting. Laila is certified by the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA), USA Powerlifting (USAPL), and she is a Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES). This article has been viewed 38,610 times.
Updated: July 20, 2021
Even if you don’t have weights at home, you can still gain muscle with some simple strength-training exercises. Do some pushups, squats, sit-ups, lunges, and planks, which exercise muscles in your arms, legs, and torso. Start off with a few repetitions a session. Then, gradually increase your repetitions over a few weeks. Aim to workout at least 3 times a week to increase your muscle mass. You can also build muscle from certain cardio exercises, like swimming, cycling, and rowing. These target your core, arm, and leg muscles. While you’re working out, eat some extra protein and vegetables to account for all the calories you’ll be burning! For more tips from our Personal Training co-author, including how to use everyday items as weights, read on!
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