The #1 Daily Workout To Prevent Muscle Loss

"Deadlifts are compound movements that increase functional strength," Pieroni says. The two main deadlift varieties are conventional and sumo. Traditional deadlifts focus glutes, hamstrings, and lower back muscles with a narrower stance.

Romanian Deadlifts

Due to its wide stance and turned-out hips, sumo deadlifts target the glutes, hamstrings, lower back, quadriceps, and adductors."

"Squats are compound movements and strength exercises," Pieroni explains. Squat depth, range, and stances might vary. Create a hinge at the hips, knees, and ankles to descend your hips to knee level or lower.


Weighted squats require feet outside hip-width and toes pointed forward. Arms at sides, hold a dumbbell in each hand. Press your feet into the floor, bend your knees, and descend your glutes. Keep your core engaged and chest elevated. Lower until your thighs are level with the floor.

Bench press or chest press is another complex chest muscle activity, explains Pieroni. Bench presses usually employ barbells. Dumbbells or an upright machine can be used for a chest press."

Bench or Chest Press

Start a chest press with a dumbbell in each hand. Flatten your back on the ground or an exercise bench. On the floor, bend your knees and place your feet. Straddle an exercise bench and place your feet. Maintain a flat back. Hold weights above your chest with extended arms.

To avoid muscle loss, this daily routine ends with the shoulder press. "Also known as the overhead press or military press, [the shoulder press] is another compound lift targeting the shoulders or deltoid muscles," Pieroni says. Many versions exist, including thrusters and the Arnold press.

Shoulder Press

Start this last exercise by standing or sitting erect with a dumbbell in each hand. Raise your arms 90 degrees to shoulder level, wrists over elbows. Face your palms ahead. Hold your chest high and core tight. Push the weights above your head until your arms are almost completely stretched.

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