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Get Slim Without the Gym: Cardio Blasters

Do more than jumping jacks with these calorie-burning cardio exercises you can do at home.

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Double Jack

Targets: Shoulders, arms, abs, and thighs

  • Stand on discs with feet hip-width apart, holding one end of band in each hand, arms by sides.
  • Slide feet out to sides as you raise arms out to sides at shoulder level (like a jumping jack), pulling band tight; slide feet in and bend elbows to bring hands near chest at shoulder level. Repeat.
  • Then, with hands by sides, slide 2 steps to the right. Do 2 jacks, then slide step to the left and do 2 jacks. Repeat combo for 1 minute.

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Step 'n' Go

Targets: Arms, abs, hips, and legs

  • Place dumbbells on floor 2 to 3 feet apart.
  • Stand between weights, holding ball in front of waist with both hands.
  • Step over dumbbell on your right with right foot and back to center 2 times, then bounce ball 4 times.
  • Repeat to the left. Do combo 10 times.

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Penguin

Targets: Arms, abs, butt, and outer thighs

  • Stand in middle of band with feet hip-width apart, holding one end of band in each hand, elbows bent out to sides, hands in front of belly.
  • Step forward with left leg, then lift right leg a few inches, pressing it out to side.
  • Step right foot down a few inches forward, then lift left leg a few inches out to side. Alternate for 8 steps.
  • Next, press out left leg, then right, to rock from side to side, like a pendulum. Do 8 reps.

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Ball Hop

Targets: Arms, abs, inner and outer thighs

  • Sit on ball with knees bent, feet on floor. Bend elbows out to sides at shoulder level so fists are touching in front of chest.
  • Bounce on ball as you bring legs wide out to sides, lifting feet off floor and butt off ball, extending arms straight out to sides.
  • Bounce to bring legs and hands back in. Do 4 reps. Repeat, bouncing twice on every jump.

Originally published in FITNESS magazine, July/August 2009.

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tetayna wrote:

you can print these look up on the orange line where the share option is :)

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Why can't you print these? Not happy with that.

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