Step-Ups Are Secretly One of the Best Glute Moves You Can Do. Here’s How

Step-ups are a really diverse move, Chakoian says, with near infinite ways to perform them. This simple, intermediate version could be considered the core version of the step-up—but we’ve outlined more variations below.

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Best Pull-up Bars of 2024

Denise Chakoian, certified personal trainer (CPT) and owner and founder of CORE Studio in Providence, Rhode Island, says this pull-up bar is the best, most secure model she’s used. The bar earns raves from reviewers for its sturdiness thanks to its thick steel construction and bar couplers, which add stability. For setup, it requires no screws or drilling. One of the standouts of this model is its curved design that allows for 10 inches of wall clearance, giving users – including taller individuals – a full range of motion with ample headroom.

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The 7 Best Core Stability Exercises for Beginners to Add to Your Routine ASAP

“Your core is made up of the center of your body. It’s the pelvis, lower back, stomach, and hips”, says Denise Chakoian, CPT, founder of the aptly named CORE.

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The ‘Big 5’ Basic Bodyweight Moves Are All You Need To Hit Every Muscle

As the name suggests, Denise Chakoian, a certified personal trainer and founder of CORE Cycle Fitness, says these moves “utilize your own body weight to provide resistance against your own gravity.” And when it comes to effective home workouts, bodyweight exercises take the cake.

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