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sexta-feira, 14 de setembro de 2012

Amazing work-out!

This workout involves little to no equipment; all you need is a space to workout in, a place to run, and a chair. The goal of this workout is to tone each major problem area on the body so that you can rock that bikini bod.

Remember to drink water throughout your workout, breathe when you’re doing the exercises and if, for some reason, anything hurts (beyond the usual workout soreness) stop immediately.

Start with ten minutes of easy cardio to get your heart rate up and your blood flowing. Biking and jogging are popular options. And then follow that up with 2-3 sets of the following.

15 Tricep Dips (back, shoulders and back of arms)
*chair* Standing with back to chair, place your hands on edge of seat and walk your feet out with knees slightly bent. Bend your elbows and lower your butt towards the floor until your elbows are bent at a 90 degree angle. Press back up. 14 more to go!!

15 Plank Twists
Start in the push-up position, and tighten your ab muscles. Bend your left leg bringing your left knee up under your stomach and towards your right shoulder. Repeat for your right leg bringing your right knee under your stomach and towards your left shoulder.

15 Scissor Kicks
Lie on your back with your hands tucked under your lower back or butt for support. Press the small of your back against the floor (it will feel weird) and raise your legs 6 inches from the ground. Make sure to keep your legs straight. Tighten your abs as you lift your left leg straight, keeping in mind to keep your back flat against the ground. Quickly bring the left leg down while simultaneously lifting your right leg. If done properly your heels shouldn’t touch the ground until all 15 are done. Each leg should point towards the sky 15 times.

15 Seated Ab Twist
Sit on the floor with your knees bent and arms extended in front of you, hands clasped. Lean back until your torso is at a 45 degree angle to the floor, your feet should be hovering slightly above the ground and your abs should be tightened. Twist your arms to the right until your knuckles hit the ground and then return to center. Alternate sides and do 15 each.

20 Side Lunges With Knee-Up
Stand feet hip-width apart, knees soft and hands on hips. Lift right knee to chest and then take a big step out to the right side, lowering into a side lunge (your right leg should bend and your left leg should not). Quickly push off right foot and return to standing position with knee at the chest. Do 20 times on the right and then switch and do 20 on the leg.

20 Regular Lunges
Stand with your feet shoulder width apart, your hands on your hips. Step forward with your right foot and bend your right knee until your left knee is only a few inches from the ground. Keep in mind your knee should never go past the tops of your toes and if they do, take a longer step. Push back up into the standing position with feet shoulder-width apart and then alternate sides until each leg has done 20 lunges.

25 Calf Raises
Simple stand straight with your hands resting on something for balance and pull in your ab muscles. Raise your heels so your weight is on the balls of your feet, hold for a few seconds and then lower them slowly. 1 down, 24 to go!!

2-3 sets.

All workouts are courtesy of multiple fitness magazines and credit for the picture doesn’t belong to me. I hope you enjoyed my little workout and I’d love for your feedback. 

I recommend doing the lunges holding 10lb weights and calf raises holding 20lb weights at your sides. Or more if you can! Push yourself!
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