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Melt It Off: Calorie-Burning Circuit Workout

Reshape your abs, butt, and legs in record time with these five calorie-burning exercises. This routine is a circuit; perform each move for 30 seconds, resting for 15 seconds between moves. Complete the entire circuit three times.

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Squat Walk

Targets: Abs, butt, and quads

-- Stand with feet slightly wider than shoulder-width apart, arms by sides.

-- Lower into squat and place palms on floor in front of feet.

-- Walk hands forward into full push-up position, with legs maintaining a wide V.

-- MAKE IT HARDER: Do a push-up.

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Roll Pop-Up

Targets: Abs, butt, and legs

-- Stand with feet shoulder-width apart, arms by sides.

-- Lower into squat, bending elbows by sides to bring hands in front of chest, palms facing each other.

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Attitude Touchdown

Targets: Back, abs, obliques, butt, and legs

-- Stand with feet hip-width apart, lift bent right leg behind you at hip level and extend arms overhead, palms facing each other.

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Spider Jump

Targets: Shoulders, triceps, abs, butt, and legs

-- Start on floor in full push-up position.

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Half Turkish Get-Up

Targets: Triceps, abs, obliques, butt, and hamstrings

-- Lie faceup on floor with right knee bent, foot flat and left leg extended. Raise right arm toward ceiling and extend left arm directly out to side on floor, palm down.

-- Keeping right arm pointed up throughout, engage abs and press onto left forearm to lift torso off floor, propping yourself up on left elbow.

-- Press into left palm and right heel and squeeze glutes to lift hips and left leg up so that body is parallel to floor.

-- Reverse motion to return to start. Repeat. (Switch sides for each circuit.)

Originally published in FITNESS magazine, February 2011.

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carolstreet57 wrote:

total rubbish... only explaining half the exercise!!!

10/9/2012 01:04:32 PM Report Abuse
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12/30/2011 03:19:05 PM Report Abuse
ATinney0507 wrote:

These are probably just mountain climbers but at a more difficult level where you are bringing your foot all the way up to your hand outside your elbow instead of mountain climbers where your knees are to your chest. hope this helps.

8/5/2011 01:23:15 PM Report Abuse
tealeh1 wrote:

please post a video link for all these exercises..the instructions are not clear

5/16/2011 06:38:44 PM Report Abuse
jonesgangrocks wrote:

Where is the rest of the instructions on how to complete this maneuver? This seems to happen quite a bit on many of the exercises posted. Can this be corrected in some form or manner? LJ New Orleans

5/7/2011 04:26:06 PM Report Abuse

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