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Dancing Queen: Chelsie Hightower's Workout

Chelsie Hightower does these 5 firming moves no matter where she is -- at home or on the road -- to tone her legs, abs, and butt.

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Wall Sit with Leg Lift

Targets: Butt and quads

  • With back against a wall, stand with feet hip-width apart so that heels are about 2 feet from wall.
  • Bend knees and slide down wall until thighs are parallel to floor. Lift left foot and straighten left leg so that it's parallel to floor; hold for 30 seconds. Gradually build up to 60 seconds.
  • Switch legs and repeat to complete 1 rep.
  • Do 3 reps.

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Passe to Second Position

Targets: Abs, butt, and legs

  • Stand with feet together, left hand holding on to a chair back, right arm slightly bent with hand in front of belly. Rise onto toes.
  • Bend right knee out to side to bring right toes to left knee.
  • Sweeping right arm out to side, extend right leg out to side at hip height; hold for 30 seconds.
  • Do 3 to 5 reps. Switch sides and repeat.

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Scissors

Targets: Abs and obliques

  • Lie faceup on floor, legs extended, arms by sides.
  • Lift shoulders and legs a few inches off floor and bring extended right leg toward chest, grasping calf lightly with both hands.
  • Keeping shoulders lifted throughout, switch legs and repeat to complete 1 rep.
  • Do 15 to 25 reps.

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Ballroom Swivel

Targets: Abs and obliques

  • Stand with feet together facing a wall, elbows slightly bent and palms on wall at shoulder level.
  • Lift heels to stand on tiptoes, then, keeping palms planted on wall and head facing forward, pivot on toes to rotate hips left and then right.
  • Continue twisting for 1 to 3 minutes.

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Triceps Push-Up

Targets: Chest, triceps, and abs

  • Start in modified push-up position (balancing on hands and knees, hands slightly in front of shoulders), forming a diagonal line from head to knees.
  • Keeping arms close by sides, bend elbows directly behind you, lowering body and forearms toward floor; press into palms to push back up.
  • Do 10 to 12 reps.

Originally published in FITNESS magazine, September 2010.

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tia.sheehan wrote:

Can anyone tell me where Chelsie got this gray wrap-around top in her photo shoot? I love it and I have seen similar tops in other magazines but I have no idea where it is from! Thanks, T

9/16/2010 11:50:45 PM Report Abuse

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