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Lose Your Ab Flab: Fat-Burning Power Pilates

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5a. Crossover Sweep

Fitness Focus: core, obliques, back, quads

  • Stand with feet shoulder-width apart, arms by sides.
  • Lift right leg out to side 6 inches off the floor and simultaneously sweep your arms across your body to the left.

5b. Crossover Sweep

  • Step right foot 12 inches diagonally in front of your left foot.
  • Sweep your arms across your body to the right as you bend both knees 90 degrees into a "curtsy" lunge. (Your left heel will come off the floor.)
  • Straighten legs and return to starting position.
  • Complete 8 reps on each leg.

Originally published in Fitness magazine, March 2006.

 

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2/13/2012 07:18:12 AM Report Abuse
chloeeng2060 wrote:

the last one confused me, until i realized that the second picture actually corresponds to the 3rd exercise lol

8/18/2011 03:52:27 PM Report Abuse
richan26 wrote:

I have to agree, the last one got me really confused.

6/27/2011 09:47:49 PM Report Abuse
sheritalynch wrote:

This does need a video and I have done Pilates before.

3/28/2011 11:52:36 AM Report Abuse
singing_shieldm wrote:

Looks like a good workout. I'll try it today!

7/15/2010 09:15:28 AM Report Abuse

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