If you're just starting to work out, you've probably heard you should strength train. Or was it resistance train? Or lift weights? Ack. It's all a little confusing, but it's easy to get started with a beginner home workout like this one.

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In this 25-minute class, you'll perform beginner strength exercises that work multiple muscle groups at once. The result? A more effective strength-building workout that requires less time. Plus, the instructor will explain why strength training is important for bone density, body composition, metabolism, and overall health. So it's kind of like a workout and a 101 class that explains the basics all wrapped up in one. Hand weights are optional for this class. Just press play to get started.

To recap: Hand weights are optional for this video. If you don't have weights at home, you can use soup cans or water bottles to add resistance.

Warm-Up:
Leg Swing, Both Sides
Squat With Tap Back
Side Leg Lift
Chest Opener
Arm Pull-Down
Reverse Lunge

Workout:
Standing Overhead Crunch
Chop Down
Standing Side Crunch With Curl
Reverse Fly
Lunge With Press
Deadlift
Sumo Squat Hammer Curl and Press
Lateral Raise
Single Heel Tap
Plank

Cool-Down:
Hip Stretch
Chest Opener
Back Opener
Overhead Stretch
Quad Stretch
IT Band Stretch

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