Total Body Recharge: Energy-Boosting, Muscle-Toning Workout
This no-equipment workout burns calories fast while toning major muscle groups. Do these exercises twice a week to firm up fast and get more energy.
Total body recharge: Pickup sticks- This move is simple. Lunge forward and reach for the ground. To make this harder, jump up between lunges and switch legs in midair to alternate sides or take shorter steps and keep snappy. Do 10 reps per leg. Air guitar- You'll from a side lunge to a knee up in this move. Push down on the outside of the right foot to help keep your knee aligned. Do 16 reps. Switch sides and repeat. -Charlie's Angels-Start with the hands in prayer pose and cross your right leg over to the left side as you lunge forward into a curtsy lunge. Twist your body to the opposite direction. You're going to do 12 reps on this side, then switch sides and repeat. Tuck and extend- For this move, you'll alternate between a tuck position and extending out so that you're body is parallel to the ground, to make it easier, put your right hand on your hip and reach for the ground with your left arm. Do 12 reps, switch sides and repeat. Tadpole to frog- Begin by getting into a pull pushup position then lowering with your elbows closed to your ribs. You'll jump your feet forward to the outside of your hands for 1 rep. To make this move easier, step each foot forward. You're going to do 12 reps just like this. Thread the needle- Begin in full pushup position and then alternate threading your right arm then left leg to the opposite side. That's 1 repetition. You'll do 12 repetitions on this side, then switch sides and repeat. Rock the boat- For this move, you'll alternate between this V-sit position and rocking backwards. The key here it to keep control and balance as you come back to the V-sit. You'll do 12 reps just like this. Cross the river- For this move, you hop from side over the mat. That's one repetition. Do 20 reps total.