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The Short Shorts Workout

Tone your butt, thighs, and calves in just 15 minutes -- and show some leg this summer.

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90-Degree Lift

What you'll need: A yoga mat (or a bath towel and a chair)

Targets: Butt, outer and inner thighs

  • Stand with feet shoulder-width apart, holding one end of rolled-up mat (or chair back) in front of you with both hands.
  • Bend knees slightly and hinge forward from hips, extending arms to plant vertical mat on floor a few feet in front of left foot so that back is parallel to floor.
  • Keep both hands on top of mat for support and extend right leg out to side, toes pointed.

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Standing Leg Curl

Targets: Hamstrings and calves

  • Stand with feet together and place rolled-up mat (or towel) evenly behind right knee so that it's parallel to floor. Lift right foot behind you with toes pointed, and pull heel toward butt to secure mat behind knee.
  • Extend arms at shoulder level in front of you and clasp hands. (Beginners, use chair for balance.)
  • Squeezing mat with leg throughout, lean forward slightly, keeping back flat, as you lift right knee behind you about 6 inches; lower.
  • Do 20 pulses up and down. Switch legs and repeat.

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Heaven and Earth

Targets: Back, abs, butt, and quads

  • Stand with feet together, holding one end of rolled-up mat (or towel) in each hand, palms in, arms extended at shoulder level in front of you.
  • Lower into a squat, then exhale slowly as you fold upper body over thighs, forming a ball: Tuck chin and bend elbows to pull mat to knees.

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Open and Shut

Targets: Shoulders, back, abs, and quads

  • Stand with feet together, toes pointed out to sides, holding rolled-up mat (or towel) near ends in front of thighs with both hands.
  • Extend right leg in front of you, toes on floor. Reach arms overhead, leaning back to form a diagonal line from right hand to right toes.

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Inverted Butterfly Leaps

Targets: Shoulders, back, arms, abs, inner thighs, and calves

  • Stand with feet hip-width apart, straddling rolled-up mat (or towel).
  • Bend over and place palms shoulder-width apart on floor so that body forms an inverted V.

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bethg11288 wrote:

This is a fantastic workout, but I admit to being a bit too out of shape to do the inverted butterfly leaps right off the bat. I'm hoping to work my way up to them using some of the other inverted yoga positions to strengthen my arms and abs enough to finally succeed. Really looking forward to improving using this routine.

5/28/2013 08:00:58 PM Report Abuse
divajuan87 wrote:

This is great!!!

12/6/2011 12:05:29 AM Report Abuse
supersarajane1 wrote:

@maura19600 - You can print all of the slides. There is a printer icon (the last image on the right near where you can share this link on various social media sites), click it and it'll bring up a new window. Click "print all slides" and provided you have a printer hooked up, they'll print. Hope this helps.

5/11/2011 11:41:22 AM Report Abuse
maura19600 wrote:

There is no way to print out all the slides; so you can use them in the workout room.

2/17/2011 12:01:28 AM Report Abuse
acousticsoflife wrote:

The rep counts are in the videos.

7/12/2010 09:36:48 AM Report Abuse
cassimania wrote:

Great workout for dancer's or anyone who wants to attain the dancer body physique. Challenging and fun, Tiffany is a great motivator!

7/2/2010 12:31:44 PM Report Abuse
jbrainard3 wrote:

I thought it was going to be much easier workout, but was a great challenge working all body parts!...Loved it!! Got my heartrate up for cardio while toning the body...I'm going to be using this every week to get my post-baby body back into shape...

6/28/2010 10:24:24 PM Report Abuse
difri52 wrote:

Just when I thought that I had worked every ab I have, this workout found a couple more. Loved it, because it is different and low impact and tough. It looks like a sweet little easy workout. NOT easy, yet. I am a P90X grad and am enjoying this unique workout DVD. WOW

6/28/2010 07:05:02 PM Report Abuse
slmartin93 wrote:

I love this site, it has taught me so much. I have lost weight with alot of the tips. But, I was wondering if someone could help me with getting space in between my upper and inner thighs. Thank you! Samantha :)

6/27/2010 07:03:44 PM Report Abuse
birthsage wrote:

This is an excellent workout! As a professional dancer and Yoga teacher I throughly enjoy Tiffany's total body fitness approach! The "inverted butterfly leaps" leave me energized, while "Heaven and Earth" speaks directly to my love of yoga! The results: strong core, greater leg strength and renewed energy... Thanks Fitness for featuring such a dynamic fitness Guru

6/27/2010 06:55:23 PM Report Abuse
cedra28 wrote:

It is nice to workout watching someone who represents my body goal and to do exercises that I have not done before.

6/20/2010 10:58:12 PM Report Abuse
tiwilla wrote:

excellent workout!! everyone should try it. the 90 degree glutes really works the outer thighs!!

6/18/2010 12:21:15 PM Report Abuse
cassidys014 wrote:

good workout but there is no direction as to how many times you do it or reps...

6/1/2010 08:55:11 PM Report Abuse

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