13 gym exercise for cutting

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Barbell Squats

Engage your quads, hamstrings, and glutes by squatting with a barbell on your shoulders. Keep your back straight and lower yourself until your thighs are parallel to the ground.

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Deadlifts

Targeting your lower back, glutes, and hamstrings, deadlifts involve lifting a barbell from the ground to hip level. Maintain a straight back and hinge at your hips while lifting.

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Pull-Ups

Strengthen your back, shoulders, and arms by pulling your body weight up using an overhead bar. Focus on controlled movements, and gradually increase repetitions as your strength improves.

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Push-Up

A classic exercise for targeting chest, shoulders, and triceps. Keep your body straight and lower yourself until your chest nearly touches the ground, then push back up.

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Planks

Engage your core muscles by holding a push-up position with your body straight and supported by your forearms and toes. Aim to maintain the position for at least 30 seconds to start and gradually increase duration.

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Lunges

Work on your legs and glutes by stepping forward with one leg and lowering your body until both knees are at 90-degree angles. Alternate legs for a complete set.

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Russian Twists

Strengthen your obliques and core by sitting on the floor, leaning back slightly, and twisting your torso from side to side while holding a weight or medicine ball.

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Burpees

A full-body exercise that combines a squat, plank, push-up, and jump. Start in a squat position, place your hands on the ground, kick your feet back into a plank, perform a push-up, then jump back to a squat and jump up explosively.

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Mountain Climbers

Engage your core, shoulders, and legs by starting in a plank position and alternately bringing your knees toward your chest in a running motion.

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Bicycle Crunches

Lie on your back, lift your legs, and mimic a bicycle pedaling motion while bringing your elbow to the opposite knee. This targets your abs and obliques.

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Dumbbell Shoulder Press

Strengthen your shoulders and arms by lifting dumbbells from shoulder height to overhead, fully extending your arms, then lowering them back down.

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