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Kristin Davis's Total-Body Toning Routine

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    Squat with Leg Lift

    Targets: Butt and legs

    Kristin says: "I love this squat because it's dancer-inspired and doesn't make my quads look as if I'm an Olympic speed skater."

    • Stand about 3 feet behind a chair with feet slightly wider than shoulder-width apart, toes pointing forward, arms by sides.
    • Lower into a squat as you bend forward from hips and reach arms to lightly hold seat back in front of you so that your back and arms are parallel to floor. (Keep shoulders down so that blades kiss in back and knees behind toes; squat no lower than 90 degrees.)
     
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    Shoulder Rotation

    Target: Shoulders

    Kristin says: "I always try to get that deltoid cut at the top of the arms." This targeted shoulder shaper helps her do the trick.

    • Stand with feet hip-width apart and raise straight arms directly out to sides slightly below shoulder level, palms facing up and fingers spread apart.
    • Keeping arms stretched out to sides and without twisting wrists, rotate arms forward at shoulder joint until palms face behind you. Really reach outward with fingertips throughout move and keep shoulders down.
    • Rotate arms back to start position to complete 1 rep.
    • Do 30 reps.
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    Iron Jumping Jack

    Targets: Shoulders, abs, and legs

    Kristin says: "We were in Morocco shooting Sex and the City 2; I couldn't run, because it was so hot and we were working long hours." Instead, she sneaked in her cardio by doing these jumping jacks in her hotel room.

    • Stand with feet together, holding a 2-pound dumbbell in each hand, elbows bent so that weights are in front of shoulders, palms facing each other.
    • Jump feet out to sides, landing with feet wide, as you press dumbbells overhead to form a V-shape with arms.
    • Lower weights to shoulders as you jump feet together.
    • Do 30 reps.
     
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    Scissor Crunch

    Targets: Abs and obliques

    Kristin says: "From years of wearing five-inch heels, I have instability in my lower back. This move helps strengthen that area."

    • Lie faceup on floor, legs extended with toes pointed, right leg crossed over left at ankles.
    • Place hands lightly behind head, elbows bent out to sides, and pull in abs as you crunch up.
    • Do 10 reps. Switch legs (cross left leg over right) and repeat.
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    Plank Reach

    Targets: Back, abs, and obliques

    Kristin says: She regularly does this long-and-lean crunch to help keep her abs flat.

    • Start on floor in plank position, balancing on forearms and toes, forming a straight line from head to heels.
    • Lift right arm off floor and extend it forward at shoulder height as you lift left leg behind you so that it's parallel to floor, toes pointed. Hold for 10 counts, then lower to return to plank. (MAKE IT EASIER: Raise right arm, hold for 10 counts, lower. Raise left leg, hold for 10 counts, lower.)
    • Switch sides and repeat to complete 1 rep. Do 10 reps.
     
  • Kristin's Get-Pumped Workout Playlist

    "TiK ToK" - Ke$ha

    "Bad Romance" - Lady Gaga

    "Empire State of Mind" - Jay-Z with Alicia Keys

    "I Want Candy" - Bow Wow Wow

    "Are You Gonna Be My Girl" - Jet

    "Miss Independent" - Kelly Clarkson

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