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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.
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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.

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

Hold a plank pose, balancing on floor on forearms and feet.

Do jumping jacks.

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

Repeat jumping rope, step-ups, or running up and down stairs.

Originally published in FITNESS magazine, November/December 2011.