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Trim and Tone Your Waistline
the muffin top is one of the most common gripes among women, but this
workout will free you from spanx. First, it focuses on stabilization and rotational
moves that strengthen your entire core. it also stretches your hip flexors (when
these muscles are tight, they can exaggerate a belly pooch), and the intervals
skyrocket your calorie burn and keep your metabolism lifted long after your
workout. Do as many reps of each move as you can in 30 seconds, resting 30
seconds between exercises. rest one to two minutes; repeat two or three times.
1A. Pushup Row
get into a pushup position
with your hands resting on
dumbbells and your feet slightly
more than hip-width apart (a).
Brace your abs, then pull one
dumbbell to the side of your
chest (b). Lower the dumbbell,
then repeat with the other arm.
That’s one rep.
as two moves. Do
it on both sides,
resting 30 seconds
after each set, then
the golf squat.
1B. Rear-Foot Elevated Split Squat with
Holding a dumbbell in your left hand at your shoulder, stand
about two feet in front of a step or bench and place the
top of your right foot on it (a). Bend your knees to lower
into a lunge until your right knee grazes the floor, keeping
your chest upright and hips directly under your body (b).
Push through your left heel to stand, pressing the dumbbell
directly overhead. That’s one rep. complete as many as you
can in 30 seconds, then switch sides and repeat.
1C. Golf Squat
stand with your feet more than hip-width apart, holding a
dumbbell with both hands in front of your body. Keeping your
chest upright, bend your knees to lower into a squat (a). As
you stand, rotate your torso to the left as you raise the dumbbell
over your shoulder (like you’re swinging a golf club) (b). Return
to start; repeat, rotating to the right side. That’s one rep.
Sculpt a High, Tight Tush
Women tend to be quad dominant (thanks to hours behind a desk and the
endless squats and lunges demanded by boot-camp instructors) and suffer from
what’s known as gluteal amnesia—your butt literally forgets how to work.
this workout wakes up your glutes and loads your posterior chain (the group
of muscles running down the back of your body) to strengthen, lift, and
shrink your derriere. Perform 10 reps of each of the four exercises, resting
when needed. complete as many sets as you can in 10 minutes.
stand with your right foot
raised off the floor, and hold
a dumbbell in your right
hand (a). Bend forward,
keeping the dumbbell close
to your body (b). Return to
start. That’s one rep. switch
sides and repeat.
Lie faceup with your feet flat
on the floor, arms at your
sides, palms facing up (a).
Lift your hips off the floor,
keeping your weight on your
heels, until your body forms
a straight line from shoulders
to knees (b). Pause, then
lower to start. That’s one rep.
1C. Plank with Leg Lift
get into a plank position with your elbows on the floor directly
beneath your shoulders (a). Brace your core and lift one
foot off the floor, keeping the rest of your body perfectly still
(b). Return to start, then repeat with your other leg.
1D. Bent-Knee Dumbbell Deadlift
set a pair of dumbbells on the floor in front of you. squat, keeping your
chest up, and grab them with an overhand grip (a). contract your glutes
and stand up with the dumbbells, straightening your legs and thrusting your
hips forward (b). slowly lower the dumbbells to the floor. That’s one rep. n