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Fitness

Alison Sweeney's Couch Workout

Got time to watch TV? Then you have time to tighten and tone with our eight easy flab-fighting moves.
Extra-Credit Sweat

Turn up the burn and ab flattening of this workout with the following five-minute quickie after each resistance-band circuit. Or try it on its own during commercials.

0:00-1:00
Jump rope, do step-ups on the couch or coffee table, or run up and down the stairs in your house.

1:00-2:00
Hold a plank pose, balancing on floor on forearms and feet.

2:00-3:00
Do jumping jacks.

3:00-4:00
Do bicycle crunches, bringing opposite elbow and knee together. (Every fourth crunch, hold the position for five seconds before resuming.)

4:00-5:00
Repeat jumping rope, step-ups, or running up and down stairs.

Originally published in FITNESS magazine, November/December 2011.

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