The Only Workout That Will Change Your Body Shape, According to Top Trainer

The benefits of walking more each day are well known to Eat This, Not That! Taking faster walks is associated with more calories burned, higher energy levels, greater weight loss, an increased sense of creativity, and even a reduced risk of premature death. But there’s one thing that taking walks every day just won’t cut it, especially if you’re looking to achieve your dream physique: Moderate-intensity exercise like walking won’t significantly change your body shape.

“If you’re doing cardio and you have a pear-shaped body, all you can expect is to become a smaller pear.” Legend of Eren, celebrity trainer and accomplished bodybuilder, recently explained at QG. “The only way to change your body composition, body shape and appearance, is to perform some form of resistance based training..”

He explains that walking does a lot of good things for you — and it will indeed help you lose weight — but it won’t help you achieve bigger transformational goals. “If you do some type of physical activity regularly, your body will change,” he said. “But is it the most effective way? Certain forms of resistance training like weight lifting or sprints, in addition to a nutrition plan, will get you to your goals faster.”

He is right, of course. But as the QG article notes, not everyone is looking to transform into Thor or Wonder Woman. For the average person, losing a few pounds is well worth the effort on its own. But if you’re looking to change your physique significantly and want to try your hand at resistance training, consider this simple bodyweight routine below to get you started. You can do it anywhere, and to complete it you just need to complete the following circuit as many times as you can in 10 minutes. And for more great fitness tips, check out The Incredible One-Minute Workout That Builds Strength And Eases Pain, Says The Best Trainer!


Place your hands behind your head, interlacing your fingers. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and your toes slightly apart. Squat down as low as possible. Go for 30 seconds, followed by 10 seconds of rest.


Perform a jumping jack, but when you put your legs back together, clasp your hands in front of you. Go for 30 seconds, followed by 10 seconds of rest. For more great workouts touted by experts, check out This Quick 10-Minute Workout That Melts Belly Fat Fast, Says Top Trainer.

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Place your hands on the floor shoulder-width apart. Keeping your abs tight and your body in a straight line, squeeze your shoulder blades together and lower your body until your chest is an inch above the floor. Go for 30 seconds, followed by 10 seconds of rest.


Jump to the right side and land on your right foot. Bounce back to your right foot and step back to your left to start the next rep. Go for 30 seconds, followed by 10 seconds of rest. And for more science-backed workouts, check out this full-body home workout that builds strength and burns calories fast!

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