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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