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From Flab to Fab: Tone Up in 15 Minutes

Stop muffin top, nip hips, and trim thighs! This Pilates and plyometrics routine tones every trouble zone.

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Butterfly

Targets: Abs, butt, hamstrings, inner and outer thighs

  • Stand with feet wider than shoulder-width apart, toes turned outward 45 degrees and arms extended out to sides at shoulder level, palms down.
  • Bend knees until thighs are parallel to floor and lower arms so that wrists cross in front of hips.

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Bend and Stretch

Targets: Shoulders, back, abs, butt, thighs, and calves

  • Start in downward dog: Get on all fours on mat, tuck toes under and press hips up to form an inverted V.

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Genie

Targets: Arms, abs, obliques, butt, and thighs

  • Lunge right leg out to right, toes pointing right, left leg straight. Press palms together overhead with elbows bent about 90 degrees out to sides (like a genie).
  • Keeping hips squared, side bend at waist toward right.
  • Next, reach with extended arms and torso toward right. Hold for 1 count, then pull torso back and bend elbows to return to side-bend start position.
  • Do 10 reps. Switch sides (lunge and bend to left); repeat. Do 2 sets.

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Kneeling Leg Circle

Targets: Shoulders, back, abs, butt, inner and outer thighs

  • Kneel on mat, extend left leg out to left (toes on mat) and side bend at waist to right to place right palm on mat near right knee.
  • Lift left foot off mat with toes slightly turned out; with leg, slowly draw 10 large clockwise circles, then 10 counter-clockwise circles.
  • Switch sides, repeat. Do 2 sets.

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Alternate V-Sit Roll

Targets: Abs, obliques, and lower back

  • Sit on mat with knees bent, feet flat and arms by sides.
  • With knees bent, lift feet off mat until shins are nearly parallel to floor and lean torso back 45 degrees into V-sit; extend arms forward.

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melissa_delalic wrote:

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c_ecke wrote:

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iloove_mjj35 wrote:

this is a good workout for yoh:) of yoh do it 20 times a day

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anonymous wrote:

No matter how I try to print these workouts (copy and paste or using site print icon) nothing works. You need to repair this site so we can print workouts.

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lauraw_35 wrote:

how many are you supposed to do of each???

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dunn.jr wrote:

Please fix your print function! You used to be able to print 'All' -- now you can only print the first one and none of the others!

10/25/2010 06:44:09 PM Report Abuse
bobbiefost wrote:

you used to be able to print all the slides; now you can't. Why did you change?

10/25/2010 01:37:20 PM Report Abuse

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