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The Little Black Dress Workout: Get Slim, Strong, and Sexy in 4 Weeks

Get the body you want for the holidays with this can't-fail cardio/sculpt plan.
Trunk rotation Trunk Rotation

Targets: Shoulders, abs, and obliques

Lie back holding one 8- to 10-pound dumbbell horizontally in both hands about 6 inches above chest. Bend knees 90 degrees, thighs perpendicular to floor. Tilt knees 45 degrees to the left while bringing shoulders and dumbbell 45 degrees to the right. Do 12 to 15 reps per side. Crunch straight up, reaching dumbbell toward toes, for another 12 to 15 reps.

Too easy? Try this: Perform one rotational crunch to each side, then reach weight straight up toward toes; continue alternating movements for 2 minutes (about 30 reps each) without taking a break.