You are here

Get Rid of Arm, Leg, and Ab Flab Fast

  • Karen Pearson

    Triceps Press/Knee Tuck

    What you'll need: A pair of 5- to 10-pound dumbbells and a mat.

    Targets: Triceps, abs, and hips

    • Lie faceup with knees bent 90 degrees, a dumbbell in each hand, arms over shoulders, palms in.
    • Bend elbows, bringing dumbbells behind head, as you lift and extend legs in front of you. Return to start.
    • Do 15 reps.
     
  • Karen Pearson

    Wide-Stance Deadlift

    Targets: Lower back, butt, and legs

    • Stand with feet more than shoulder-width apart, toes pointed out 45 degrees, a dumbbell in each hand, arms in front of thighs, palms in.
    • Hinge forward from hips, keeping back and legs straight, as you lower dumbbells to shin level. Return to start.
    • Do 12 reps.
  • Karen Pearson

    Plie-Curl Combo

    Targets: Biceps, abs, hips, butt, and legs

    • Stand with feet more than shoulder-width apart, toes pointed out 45 degrees, a dumbbell in each hand, arms by sides, palms in.
    • Squat, keeping knees behind toes. Maintain squat and do 2 hammer curls: Palms in, elbows by sides, bring weights to shoulders, then lower.
    • Stand up to return to start position. Turn palms to face forward and do 2 biceps curls.
    • Repeat series 5 times.
     
  • Karen Pearson

    Rocket Squat

    Targets: Shoulders, abs, butt, and legs

    • Stand with feet shoulder-width apart, a dumbbell in each hand, elbows bent by sides, hands
      in front of shoulders, palms in.
    • Squat, keeping knees behind toes and abs engaged.
    • Stand up while simultaneously turning palms forward, pressing arms straight overhead and lifting heels off floor. Lower to start. Do 15 reps.
  • Karen Pearson

    Single-Leg Row

    Targets: Shoulders, back, abs, and legs

    • Stand with feet hip-width apart, knees slightly bent, a dumbbell in each hand, palms facing thighs.
    • Lift right foot a few inches behind you. Keeping back flat and abs tight, hinge forward from waist. Pull elbows up and out to sides at shoulder level; lower.
    • Do 12 reps, keeping right leg lifted throughout. Switch legs; repeat.

    Originally published in FITNESS magazine, February 2009.

     
  • FIT_570x450_10574BMICalculator14.jpg

     
     
     

Love it? Share now!

Comments

Loading comments...