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Target Practice: Trouble Spot Toning Exercises
Ready, aim, fire! Zap your trouble spots with these no-gym-required sculpting moves, which tighten and trim where you need it most.
Trouble Zone: Belly
Why it hits the spot: Here your obliques -- those other key center shapers, which run down your sides -- are targeted two ways: as you balance and as you bend.
Targets: Shoulders, abs, obliques, butt, and legs
- Stand with heels together, toes turned out, arms by sides.
- Bring bent right knee out to side at hip level, touching toes to left knee, as you raise extended arms out to sides at shoulder level, palms down.
- Keeping upper body tall, hinge from hips 45 degrees to left so torso is on a diagonal; look toward left hand. Hold for 4 counts, then straighten torso.
- Do 8 reps, balancing on left leg throughout. Switch sides and repeat. Do 2 sets.
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