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From Flab to Fab: Tone Up in 15 Minutes

  • Karen Pearson

    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.
     
  • Karen Pearson

    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.
  • Karen Pearson

    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.
     
  • Karen Pearson

    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.
  • Karen Pearson

    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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