The 20-Minute Mind/Body Workout
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- Workout 1
- Standing Row
- Overhead Press with Dumbbells
- Pull-Over with Dumbbells
- Workout 2: Forward Lunge
- Dumbbell Squat
- Diagonal Lunge with Dumbbells
- Workout 3: Crab Walk
- Prone Plank
- Opposite Arm/Leg Raise
- Workout 4: Option 1: Speed
- Option 2: Resistance Pyramid
- Workout 5: Relaxation
Crazy busy? Us too. That's why we were ecstatic when trainer Annette Lang, a FITNESS advisory board member, designed this quickie workout that can help you get stronger, leaner, and totally energized in only 20 minutes a day. The key is consistency: Each day for 20 days, you'll pick a strength workout, a cardio routine, or a series of relaxation and stretching exercises. In less than three weeks, you'll see (and feel) major changes in your body and your energy level; best of all, you'll actually want to work out.
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How it works: Each day, pick from one of five series options: upper-body strength, lower-body strength, core strength, cardio, or relaxation. Do at least three different series each week. Schedule your cardio on two nonconsecutive days.
What you'll need: A set of 5- to 10-pound dumbbells (if the exercise feels easy after 20 reps, bump up the weight) and a weight bench or large sofa cushion for strength workouts.
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