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The Easy Way to Stop Cellulite

Fight lumps and bumps even before you can see them with this 15-minute workout.

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Jay Sullivan
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Long-Leg Scissor Crunch
Jay Sullivan
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Beginner: Long-Leg Scissor

What You'll Need: A mat (or a beach towel).

Targets: Obliques, abs

  • Lie faceup on mat with legs extended, hands under butt.
  • Lift feet 10 to 12 inches off mat.
  • Keeping head and shoulders down, slowly move legs apart, out to sides and back to center.
  • Do 15 reps.

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Beginner: Modified In-Out Push-Up

Targets: Shoulders, triceps, chest, core

  • Start in modified push-up position (knees on mat), with hands on floor just wider than chest.
  • Do one push-up, then move hands under shoulders and do another.
  • Do 12 reps, alternating between in and out positions.

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Beginner: Side Lunge

Targets: Butt, legs

  • Stand with feet hip-width apart, knees slightly bent.
  • Lunge to right, bending right knee 90 degrees and keeping left leg straight.
  • Step right leg back to start, pulling through left hamstrings and glutes.
  • Switch legs; repeat.
  • Do 20 reps, alternating sides.

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Intermediate: Long-Leg Scissor Crunch

Targets: Obliques, abs

  • Lie faceup on mat with legs extended, hands behind head, elbows out to sides.
  • Lift feet 10 to 12 inches off mat.
  • Lift head, neck, and shoulders off mat while moving legs out to sides.
  • Bring legs back in; lower upper body to floor.
  • Do 15 reps.

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Intermediate: In-Out Push-Up

Targets: Shoulders, triceps, chest, core

  • Start in push-up position (legs extended, toes on mat), with hands just wider than chest.
  • Do one push-up, then move hands under shoulders and repeat.
  • Do 20 reps, alternating between in and out positions.

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Intermediate: Side Lunge/Squat

Targets: Butt, legs

  • Stand with feet hip-width apart, knees slightly bent.
  • Lunge to right, bending right knee 90 degrees and keeping left leg straight.
  • Step right leg back to start.
  • Squat, keeping knees behind toes and chest up.
  • Stand and switch legs; repeat.
  • Do 20 reps, alternating sides, doing squats in between.

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Advanced: Long-Leg Scissor with Knee Raise

Targets: Obliques, abs

  • Lie faceup on mat with legs extended, hands behind head, elbows out to sides.
  • Lift feet 10 to 12 inches off mat.
  • Lift head, neck and shoulders, twisting right, while moving left leg out to side and bringing right knee in toward chest.
  • Lower upper body; switch sides and repeat.
  • Do 20 reps, alternating sides.

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Advanced: Teeter-Totter

Targets: Shoulders, triceps, chest, core

  • Start in push-up position (legs extended, abs tight, toes tucked under) with left hand under left shoulder and right hand just wider than chest.
  • Do one push-up; switch hand positions and repeat, keeping abs engaged.
  • Do 15 reps, alternating sides.

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Advanced: Side Lunge/Jump

Targets: Butt, legs

  • Stand with feet hip-width apart, knees slightly bent.
  • Lunge to right, bending right knee 90 degrees and keeping left leg straight.
  • Step right leg back to start.
  • Squat slightly, then immediately jump up with both feet.
  • Switch legs; repeat.
  • Do 20 reps, alternating sides, doing jumps in between.

Originally published in FITNESS magazine, July 2008.

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joatc wrote:

DANGEROUS EXERCISE ESPECIALLY FOR BEGINNERS OR PEOPLE WITH BACK PROBLEMS. IF INADEQUATE ABDOMINAL STRENGTH, HIP FLEXORS ARE SUBSTITUTED WHICH PULL ON SPINE, WHICH MAY INJURE FACET JOINTS

3/8/2012 12:59:53 PM Report Abuse
oharam1 wrote:

it woudl be nice if these hints came in a packet you could download

8/15/2011 09:58:10 AM Report Abuse

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