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Lower-Body Blast Workout
What you'll need: a pair of 3- to 5-pound dumbbells
How it works: This workout is a circuit; perform the moves in order and then repeat the circuit to complete three sets total.
Targets: Shoulders, back, abs, butt, quads, and hamstrings
— Stand with feet hip-width apart, holding a dumbbell in each hand, arms by sides.
— Lunge back with right leg, bending both knees 90 degrees and lifting arms to shoulder level in front of you, palms down.
Targets: Arms, abs, obliques, butt, outer thighs, and inner thighs
— Stand with left foot staggered in front of right, elbows bent by sides, fists in front of chest.
— Step right foot toward left foot, then bring bent left knee out to side and up to hip height as you lean torso to right. Kick left leg.
Targets: Triceps, abs, butt, and hamstrings
— Stand with feet hip-width apart, holding a dumbbell in each hand by hips, elbows bent; extend right leg slightly behind you, toes on floor, hinging forward slightly from hips.
Targets: Shoulders, abs, butt, outer thighs, and inner thighs
— Stand with feet slightly wider than shoulder-width apart, arms by sides.
— Squat, bending elbows by sides; bring hands in front of chest.
— Quickly shuffle to right twice and then back to left twice.
Inner-Thigh Rotate and Reach
Targets: Shoulders, triceps, abs, butt, and inner thighs
— Stand with feet together, a dumbbell in each hand, elbows bent by sides so forearms are at waist level in front of you, palms up. Raise left leg, toes pointed out to left; this is start position.
— Pulsing left leg up and down and keeping elbows at sides, rotate forearms out to sides.