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Work your abs, lower back, hamstrings, and quads with this body-toning move.
Crisscross. Lie down with your knees bent and your feet lifted so your shins are parallel to the floor. Place your hands behind your head. Now, extend your left leg out about 45 degrees to the floor and bring the right knee in towards your chest. Push your left shoulder towards your right knee.
Bottom Line: Lie on your back with your hands on the floor, knees bent, and feet flat. Now lift your hips off the floor and bring your knees out to the sides as far as you can using your abs to keep you stable. Then bring your knees back to center, lower down, and repeat. Do 12 to 15 reps. Be
This total body move works your shoulders, abs, obliques, glutes, outer thighs, quads, and hamstrings.
-Plank Pike-Up: Take an exercise ball and lie on top of it with your shins on the ball and your palms on the floor under your shoulders. Now, use your abs and legs to roll the ball to the middle, lifting your hips and keeping your head down between your arms. Your body should be in an inverted
-Quadraped: Come down to all fours. Keeping your abs engaged, slowly raise your left arm forward to shoulder height and lift your right leg straight behind you to hip height. Hold there for 2 or 3 counts. Then lower back down and do the other side, right arm, left leg. Complete the set with 8 to 12
-Side flank with a twist. Lie down on your right side with you elbow under your shoulder. You hip should be stacked. Now lift up through hip so you will have 1 straight line from head down to your heal. Stretch you left arm up above your shoulder reaching your fingers towards the ceiling. Bring
-Wide Push-Up: Start on the floor in a push-up position with your arms wide, palms between 6 and 12 inches outside your shoulders. Now, slowly lower your chest to the floor. Come back up to start and lower down again for 10 to 12 reps. Keep your abs pulled in tight, your head and neck in line with
-Shoulder Press with Rotation: Holding a pair of 3- or 5-pound weights, stand with your feet hip-width apart. Raise your arms to shoulder height and keep your palms facing out. As you exhale, straighten your elbows and press your hands overhead. As you lift, rotate your palms to face in. Come down
Balancing Biceps/Triceps: Stand with your feet together and a weight in each hand. Now lift your right foot and come to balance on your left, keeping your left knee slightly bent. Curl the weights up toward your shoulders and lower back down again for 10 to 12 reps. Keep your abs engaged and focus