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Fight Flab in 15 Minutes

Five exercises designed to prevent flab and fight gravity at any age.

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Standing Twist

What you'll need: A large bath or beach towel

Targets: Arms, core, legs

  • Stand with feet together, left foot on towel, one end in each hand.
  • Pull on towel and lift left leg straight in front of you.
  • Grab ends with right hand and twist torso to left, extending left arm out to side at shoulder level.
  • Hold for 10 seconds; lower. Switch sides; repeat.
  • Do 5 reps on each side.

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Half-Moon

Targets: Arms, core, legs

  • Stand with legs a few feet apart, knees slightly bent, left foot turned to side, right foot forward.
  • Holding towel behind back, one end in each hand, extend arms out to sides at shoulder level.
  • Keeping arms out and back straight, hinge from hips to left, lifting right leg until parallel to floor.
  • Straighten left leg. Hold for 15 seconds. Lower. Switch sides; repeat.

  • Do 5 reps on each side.

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Crunch Tuck/Pike

Targets: Arms, core

  • Start in full push-up (legs extended, abs tight, back flat, wrists under shoulders) with folded towel under toes.

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Crunch Tuck/Pike

  • Keeping upper body still, slide feet on towel toward hands into a tuck. Push back.
  • Do 10 reps.

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Boat Pose

Targets: Arms, core

  • Lie faceup with towel under arch of left foot, one end in each hand. Lift left leg straight up and right leg and shoulders a few inches off floor.

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Boat Pose

  • Engage abs and pull on towel as you lift to near-sitting position and raise right leg as shown.
  • Hold for 1 count; lower.
  • Do 10 reps. Switch legs; repeat.

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King Dancer Pose

Targets: Shoulders, upper back, chest, legs

  • Stand with towel in one hand.
  • Lift right leg back, knee bent, and wrap towel around top of foot, holding one end in each hand.
  • Lean forward as you lift arms toward head, pulling towel and foot up behind you.
  • Hold for 15 seconds; lower. Switch legs; repeat.
  • Do 5 reps on each side.

Originally published in FITNESS magazine, September 2008.

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