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Play Away the Pounds

This outdoor workout tones multiple muscles with each exercise. Do 2 to 3 sets of each exercise and take one day off in between workouts to recover. You'll need a park bench and a tree.

-Play Away the Pounds! Power Pledge: For this move, keep your abs tight as you press off and bring your hand across your body to touch the opposite shoulder. If you want to make it harder, do it off the bench seat rather than the bench back. You're going to do 12 repetitions; that's 24 taps total. Toe Tap: This move starts with your knees bent 90 degrees and then you alternate tapping the ground with each foot. You're going to do 24 toe taps total. And if you want to make it harder, move both feet at the same time or extend your legs out in between the repetitions. Tree Plank: As you get into position for this move, place your feet on the tree so that you are parallel to the ground. Walk them a little bit higher up the tree if you want to make the move a little easier. Aim for 10 seconds and work up to 30 seconds or even a minute as you get stronger. Hot Seat: The key to this single- leg squat is to really press through your heel of your standing leg to get yourself up. Don't let momentum take over. And if you want to make the move harder, barely let your butt brush the seat as you stand up again. You're going to do 12 repetitions per leg. Rond de Jambe: Step up on the bench and slowly sweep your leg forward in a semi-circle. Step down, and that's one repetition. You're going to do 12 repetitions per leg. Really keep your hips nice and level to target those glutes.
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