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Fitness

Melt It Off: Calorie-Burning Circuit Workout

Reshape your abs, butt, and legs in record time with these five calorie-burning exercises. This routine is a circuit; perform each move for 30 seconds, resting for 15 seconds between moves. Complete the entire circuit three times.
Half Turkish Get-Up Half Turkish Get-Up

Targets: Triceps, abs, obliques, butt, and hamstrings

-- Lie faceup on floor with right knee bent, foot flat and left leg extended. Raise right arm toward ceiling and extend left arm directly out to side on floor, palm down.

-- Keeping right arm pointed up throughout, engage abs and press onto left forearm to lift torso off floor, propping yourself up on left elbow.

-- Press into left palm and right heel and squeeze glutes to lift hips and left leg up so that body is parallel to floor.

-- Reverse motion to return to start. Repeat. (Switch sides for each circuit.)

Originally published in FITNESS magazine, February 2011.

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