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Towel It Off: Tone Up with No Equipment

Grab a couple of hand towels from your linen closet. That's all you need to sculpt from head to toe!

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Booty Squeeze
Karen Pearson
Booty Squeeze
Karen Pearson
Karen Pearson
Karen Pearson
Karen Pearson
Karen Pearson
Karen Pearson
Karen Pearson
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Before: Booty Squeeze

Targets: Abs, lower back, butt, and legs

  • Lie faceup with legs extended, a towel under each heel, and arms out to sides so that hands are in line with hips, palms down.
  • Contract abs, squeeze glutes, and slowly lift hips and legs a few inches off floor while pressing heels into towels. Slide feet out to sides as wide as possible, then slide them together again without lowering hips.

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After: Booty Squeeze

  • Slide feet toward butt, bending knees 90 degrees to form a bridge. Slide feet forward again to complete 1 rep.
  • Do 15 reps, keeping hips lifted throughout

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Ab Sweep

Targets: Abs, obliques, butt, and legs

  • Lie faceup on floor with legs extended, feet together, a single towel under both heels, and arms out to sides at shoulder level, palms down.
  • Keeping abs contracted, upper body still and legs together, slide feet as far left as possible.
  • Slide feet back through center and as far right as possible to complete 1 rep.
  • Do 12 reps.

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Before: Perfect-Posture Slide

Targets: Shoulders, back, triceps, chest, abs, and butt

  • Lie facedown with arms extended overhead, elbows slightly bent, and a towel under each palm.

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After: Perfect-Posture Slide

  • Contract abs and slowly lift chest off floor while sliding hands in a circular motion out and down toward shoulders, bringing elbows next to rib cage and hands just in front of chest.
  • Squeeze shoulder blades together, then reverse motion back to start to complete 1 rep.
  • Do 15 reps.

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Before: Obliques Peak

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

  • Start in full push-up position with a single towel under both feet.

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After: Obliques Peak

Keeping legs together, bend elbows slightly and slide feet forward and out to side, bringing bent knees to outside of right elbow.

Slide feet back to start. Switch sides and repeat to complete 1 rep.

Do 10 reps.

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Gliding Run

Targets: Abs, butt, and legs

  • Stand with feet shoulder-width apart, a towel under each foot, and arms by sides, elbows bent 90 degrees.
  • Keeping abs contracted, slide left foot forward, bending knee 90 degrees, and right foot back, while driving right elbow up and left elbow back (as if running).
  • Switch legs and arms in one flowing motion.
  • Continue "running" for 1 minute.

Originally published in FITNESS magazine, October 2009.

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12/30/2011 04:11:01 PM Report Abuse
joknee728 wrote:

1st exercise is pretty hard and has also caused some of the older ladies I work with to have bladder issues. We still do it though!

12/27/2011 10:07:46 PM Report Abuse
anonymous wrote:

THIS IS GOING TO BE A TERRIFIC ONR. THIS WILL SURELY BE A WORKOUT FOR ME THANKS . DOLORES

8/2/2011 07:02:31 AM Report Abuse
smalley.ruth wrote:

would be nice to print out all slides,instead of the first one.

11/27/2010 05:23:09 PM Report Abuse
jelahgrijaldo wrote:

TNX FOR SENDING ME YOUR DAILY FIT WORKOUT I REALLY APPRECIATE..

11/19/2010 12:23:56 AM Report Abuse
shane_halaska wrote:

Interesting workout. It doesn't tone up the whole body though.

9/21/2010 12:08:10 PM Report Abuse
hollylowreed wrote:

If you click "print", it will usually show you everything on one page without you actually having to print it

12/18/2009 06:24:00 PM Report Abuse
megerajane wrote:

It loads wonderful for me. Do you girls use GoogleChrome? As soon as I switched to GoogleChrome everything went a lot faster.

12/16/2009 12:59:56 PM Report Abuse
aekern60 wrote:

they should let you download it on to your computer so you can use it like a dvd

11/6/2009 08:50:04 AM Report Abuse
kwgraff2 wrote:

Like it. I wish it were a video.

11/3/2009 07:02:57 AM Report Abuse

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