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16 Super-Helpful Charts That Teach You How To Actually Work Out

Because working out is already hard enough.

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1. Learn how to be the only person in the gym who's exercising with proper form.

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Doing an exercise properly doesn't just make you look like a boss, it also means you're getting more out of the workout. And also putting yourself at less risk for injury.

2. Then learn exactly how to actually do a real push-up.

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Once you master the push-up (or even a less challenging version of a push-up like an elevated push-up or push-up off your knees), do this intense two-move workout that will make you burn all over.

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4. Figure out the best sneakers for every single activity you can possibly do in the gym — from aerobics to Zumba.

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Carefully choosing sneakers is all about increasing comfort and performance, decreasing injury, and, most important, looking fucking amazing.

7. Learn how to work your butt and thighs with any piece of equipment in the gym.

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I think we can all agree that we owe it to our butts to learn all the different ways we can work them effectively.

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8. Finally learn the steps you need to take to actually do a pull-up.

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It takes some time and practice, but if you follow the right steps, you'll be able to do one of the most badass exercises of all time.

10. Learn how to work your arms, whether you're looking to get huge guns or simply get stronger up top.

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A stronger upper body isn't just about earning the right to wear this shirt. It's also about being stronger for everyday tasks like carrying groceries and lifting kids or luggage.

11. No pull-up bar? No problem. Do these pull-up substitutions anywhere.

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At home, pull yourself up with a heavy table. At the gym, you can mimic the pull-up movement using a racked barbell to do body rows.

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