Tone All Over: Equipment-Free Total Body Workout
Work multiple muscles with the same intensity as a boot camp class, without all the heavy breathing. Say hello to a lean yoga physique.
Bend your elbows to lower yourself to the floor, and as you raise your body up, keep your heel lifted off the floor as you push your hips up to straighten your body. To make it easier, keep your lifted leg bent throughout. Do eight reps, switch sides and repeat. Do two sets, total. With your knee on the floor and the other leg lifted behind you, do three triceps pushups, keeping your elbows close to your ribs. You straighten the leg, and bring the lifted knee in towards your nose to complete one rep. Hold the knee to nose for an extra count to make it harder. Do four reps, switch sides and repeat. Do two sets, total. Extend your arms to the outside of your hips as if you're rowing a boat. Do this twice on each side, and bring your palms together in prayer and twist your torso and hands to the side, so one elbow points directly above, and the other is outside of your knee. Do four reps, alternating sides. Do two sets, total. Lunge back, and pulse up and down three times going as deep as you can so your back knee almost touches the floor. Keeping your front knee bent, place your palms on the floor and extend your back leg behind you as high as you can. Do eight reps, switch sides, and repeat. Do two sets, total. Wrap your body back towards the leg that's curtsying, and lift up on your standing right leg into a side lean. Do twelve reps, switch sides, and repeat. Do two sets, total. Jump your feet forward into a wide V, and jump your feet back to plank and quickly jump your feet forward again, tucking your toes under your body. Then jump back into plank to complete one rep. Do eight reps. Do two sets, total.