works your upper back and shoulders: Place your heels against the bottom of a wall, bend forward, and position your hands shoulder-width apart on the floor. Walk your feet up the wall until your legs are parallel to the floor and your body forms a 90-degree angle (a); this works your upper back and shoulders. Raise your right leg to activate your core (b). Reverse to return to start. That's one rep. Do 10. by candice
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candice works your upper back and shoulders: Place your heels against the bottom of a wall, bend forward, and position your hands shoulder-width apart on the floor. Walk your feet up the wall until your legs are parallel to the floor and your body forms a 90-degree angle (a); this works your upper back and shoulders. Raise your right leg to activate your core (b). Reverse to return to start. That's one rep. Do 10.
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Works your upper back and shoulders: Place your heels against the bottom of a wall, bend forward, and position your hands shoulder-width apart on the floor. Walk your feet up the wall until your legs are parallel to the floor and your body forms a 90-degree angle (a); this works your upper back and shoulders. Raise your right leg to activate your core (b). Reverse to return to start. That's one rep. Do 10. by papillons37
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papillons37 Works your upper back and shoulders: Place your heels against the bottom of a wall, bend forward, and position your hands shoulder-width apart on the floor. Walk your feet up the wall until your legs are parallel to the floor and your body forms a 90-degree angle (a); this works your upper back and shoulders. Raise your right leg to activate your core (b). Reverse to return to start. That's one rep. Do 10.
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Barbell Hip Raise (A) Sit on the floor with your upper back against a stable bench, your knees bent and feet flat on the floor. Put a padded barbell across your hips and grab the barbell with an overhand grip, about shoulder-width apart. (B) Keeping your back against the bench and the barbell just below your pelvis, raise your hips—while squeezing your glutes—until your hips are in line with your body. Return to the starting position, and repeat. by J.H.
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J.H. Barbell Hip Raise (A) Sit on the floor with your upper back against a stable bench, your knees bent and feet flat on the floor. Put a padded barbell across your hips and grab the barbell with an overhand grip, about shoulder-width apart. (B) Keeping your back against the bench and the barbell just below your pelvis, raise your hips—while squeezing your glutes—until your hips are in line with your body. Return to the starting position, and repeat.
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Arm Exercises for Women: Reverse Fly - Grab a pair of dumbbells and stand with your feet hip-width apart and your knees bent. Bend forward at the hips and let your arms hang straight down from your shoulders, palms facing. Raise both arms out to the sides as you squeeze your shoulder blades together. Return to start. That's one rep. by candice
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candice Arm Exercises for Women: Reverse Fly - Grab a pair of dumbbells and stand with your feet hip-width apart and your knees bent. Bend forward at the hips and let your arms hang straight down from your shoulders, palms facing. Raise both arms out to the sides as you squeeze your shoulder blades together. Return to start. That's one rep.
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Sit with your knees bent; feet flat on the floor ~ hip-width apart. Extend your arms straight in front of you, palms up. Your back should be straight, your chest up (a). Brace core, curl tailbone under, & slowly lower upper body to 45-deg angle. At the same time, bend arms to bring elbows close to body, closing hands into fists and pulling them toward shoulders at eye level (b). Pause, then reverse the motion to return to start. That's one rep. by elaineevents
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elaineevents Sit with your knees bent; feet flat on the floor ~ hip-width apart. Extend your arms straight in front of you, palms up. Your back should be straight, your chest up (a). Brace core, curl tailbone under, & slowly lower upper body to 45-deg angle. At the same time, bend arms to bring elbows close to body, closing hands into fists and pulling them toward shoulders at eye level (b). Pause, then reverse the motion to return to start. That's one rep.
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Deadlift & Bent-Over Row Combo: Stand with your feet hip-width apart, holding dumb-bells at your thighs (A). Keeping your knees bent slightly, bend at the waist until your torso is parallel to the floor (B). Pause, then pull the weights up toward your rib cage (C). Lower them, press back on your heels, and stand. That's 1 rep. by candice
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candice Deadlift & Bent-Over Row Combo: Stand with your feet hip-width apart, holding dumb-bells at your thighs (A). Keeping your knees bent slightly, bend at the waist until your torso is parallel to the floor (B). Pause, then pull the weights up toward your rib cage (C). Lower them, press back on your heels, and stand. That's 1 rep.
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Sexy Arms in 6 WeeksIf you’re just starting out, aim for two sets of 8 to 12 reps of the heaviest weight you can handle for each exercise. Looking for more of a challenge? Shoot for two sets of 15 to 25 reps per exercise. Bent-Over Row Step IPrimary muscles worked: lats, back extensors, rhomboids, rear shoulders, biceps, core. Stand with a slight bend at the knees, holding the weights at your sides. Lean over, extending your chest while reaching your hips back. Allow your arms to hang straight down toward the floor with your palms facing your thighs. Bent-Over Row Step II  Looking forward at the ground (not up), pull your elbows up and rotate your hands until your palms are nearly touching your upper rib cage and your elbows point toward the ceiling. Lower the weights to the starting position with control. Repeat.tip: Keep your belly button pulled in toward your spine to engage your core and protect your lower back. Upright Row Step IPrimary muscles worked: shoulders, upper back, biceps.Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart with the weights hanging down in front of your body, their ends touching.Upright Row Step IIRaise your upper arms, leading with your elbows while bringing the weights up the front of your body as if you were tracing an imaginary midpoint, stopping when your elbows become level with your shoulders. Lower the weights back to the starting position.tip: Keep your chin up and your belly button tucked in. Chest Press on Ball Step IPrimary muscles worked: chest, front of shoulders, triceps. Sit on a ball and walk out so that your head and shoulder blades are resting on the ball. Lift your hips by contracting your glute muscles to make a bridge. (Your feet should be shoulder-width apart and below your knees to give you stable support.)Chest Press on Ball Step II Bring the dumbbells to your shoulders. Then extend your arms over your chest and bring the dumbbells together to make a triangle over your chest. Lower the weights back to the starting position and repeat. tip: You will need to engage your core throughout the exercise to avoid falling off the ball.Overhead Press on Ball Step IPrimary muscles worked: shoulders, upper back, triceps. Sit on an exercise ball with your belly button pulled toward the spine. Hold the weights in front of your shoulders, your palms facing in.Overhead Press on Ball Step IIPush the weights up until your arms are extended. When your arms are extended, they should be slightly in front of you rather than directly overhead. Lower the weights to the starting position and repeat.tip: Keep your chin lifted slightly and your core stable.from this website by osa
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osa Sexy Arms in 6 WeeksIf you’re just starting out, aim for two sets of 8 to 12 reps of the heaviest weight you can handle for each exercise. Looking for more of a challenge? Shoot for two sets of 15 to 25 reps per exercise. Bent-Over Row Step IPrimary muscles worked: lats, back extensors, rhomboids, rear shoulders, biceps, core. Stand with a slight bend at the knees, holding the weights at your sides. Lean over, extending your chest while reaching your hips back. Allow your arms to hang straight down toward the floor with your palms facing your thighs. Bent-Over Row Step II  Looking forward at the ground (not up), pull your elbows up and rotate your hands until your palms are nearly touching your upper rib cage and your elbows point toward the ceiling. Lower the weights to the starting position with control. Repeat.tip: Keep your belly button pulled in toward your spine to engage your core and protect your lower back. Upright Row Step IPrimary muscles worked: shoulders, upper back, biceps.Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart with the weights hanging down in front of your body, their ends touching.Upright Row Step IIRaise your upper arms, leading with your elbows while bringing the weights up the front of your body as if you were tracing an imaginary midpoint, stopping when your elbows become level with your shoulders. Lower the weights back to the starting position.tip: Keep your chin up and your belly button tucked in. Chest Press on Ball Step IPrimary muscles worked: chest, front of shoulders, triceps. Sit on a ball and walk out so that your head and shoulder blades are resting on the ball. Lift your hips by contracting your glute muscles to make a bridge. (Your feet should be shoulder-width apart and below your knees to give you stable support.)Chest Press on Ball Step II Bring the dumbbells to your shoulders. Then extend your arms over your chest and bring the dumbbells together to make a triangle over your chest. Lower the weights back to the starting position and repeat. tip: You will need to engage your core throughout the exercise to avoid falling off the ball.Overhead Press on Ball Step IPrimary muscles worked: shoulders, upper back, triceps. Sit on an exercise ball with your belly button pulled toward the spine. Hold the weights in front of your shoulders, your palms facing in.Overhead Press on Ball Step IIPush the weights up until your arms are extended. When your arms are extended, they should be slightly in front of you rather than directly overhead. Lower the weights to the starting position and repeat.tip: Keep your chin lifted slightly and your core stable.from this website
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# Deadlifts: Stand tall with your feet positioned at shoulder-distance apart. Straighten your arms toward the floor and rest the dumbbell on your thighs. Face your palms toward your legs. Step 2 Look straight ahead. Inhale, bend forward from your hips and lower the dumbbell toward the floor as you position the dumbbell close to your legs. Keep looking forward. Maintain straight legs with only a slight bend in your knees. Lower the dumbbells until you no longer can hold the proper form… by candice
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candice # Deadlifts: Stand tall with your feet positioned at shoulder-distance apart. Straighten your arms toward the floor and rest the dumbbell on your thighs. Face your palms toward your legs. Step 2 Look straight ahead. Inhale, bend forward from your hips and lower the dumbbell toward the floor as you position the dumbbell close to your legs. Keep looking forward. Maintain straight legs with only a slight bend in your knees. Lower the dumbbells until you no longer can hold the proper form…
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Arms: Table top press Sit with knees bent, feet on mat, hands by hips (fingers forward). Lift hips so body forms tabletop with shoulders over hands, thighs and torso parallel to floor. Lift left foot; cross left ankle over right knee. Bend elbows, lowering butt nearly to mat; press back up, straightening elbows and engaging triceps. Do 10 reps; switch legs and repeat. by candice
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candice Arms: Table top press Sit with knees bent, feet on mat, hands by hips (fingers forward). Lift hips so body forms tabletop with shoulders over hands, thighs and torso parallel to floor. Lift left foot; cross left ankle over right knee. Bend elbows, lowering butt nearly to mat; press back up, straightening elbows and engaging triceps. Do 10 reps; switch legs and repeat.
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#inspira #fitness #connection  Bent Over Row  Stand with your feet shoulder width apart. Lean over, with knees slightly bent and grasp the weighted bar, hands shoulder width apart. Position your body parallel to the floor-core contracted. Exhale as you pull the weight up toward your abdomen, lightly touching your body. Pause, inhale, and lower the bar slowly and under control back to a straight arm position. Repeat the exercise until you have completed the prescribed number of repetitions. by candice
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candice #inspira #fitness #connection Bent Over Row Stand with your feet shoulder width apart. Lean over, with knees slightly bent and grasp the weighted bar, hands shoulder width apart. Position your body parallel to the floor-core contracted. Exhale as you pull the weight up toward your abdomen, lightly touching your body. Pause, inhale, and lower the bar slowly and under control back to a straight arm position. Repeat the exercise until you have completed the prescribed number of repetitions.
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Skip the Gym With These Simple Ab Moves: Try the 'Namaste Side Bend' for a move that is 67% better than a crunch at activating your lats (which pull in your waistline). Stand with feet hip-width apart, arms above head, palms pressed together, elbows out. Lean to right (as shown), pushing left hip out, until you feel your obliques and back engage. Return to start; repeat on opposite side for 1 rep. Do 12 reps. #SelfMagazine by chasity
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chasity Skip the Gym With These Simple Ab Moves: Try the 'Namaste Side Bend' for a move that is 67% better than a crunch at activating your lats (which pull in your waistline). Stand with feet hip-width apart, arms above head, palms pressed together, elbows out. Lean to right (as shown), pushing left hip out, until you feel your obliques and back engage. Return to start; repeat on opposite side for 1 rep. Do 12 reps. #SelfMagazine
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Side Plank~  How to do it: Lie on your left side with your knees straight. Prop your upper body up on your left elbow and forearm. Raise your hips until your body forms a straight line from your ankles to your shoulders. Hold this position for 30 seconds. Turn around so that you’re lying on your right side and repeat by rm1888
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rm1888 Side Plank~ How to do it: Lie on your left side with your knees straight. Prop your upper body up on your left elbow and forearm. Raise your hips until your body forms a straight line from your ankles to your shoulders. Hold this position for 30 seconds. Turn around so that you’re lying on your right side and repeat
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Diamond Squat Works: Glutes, inner and outer thighs ● Stand with your heels six inches apart and toes turned outward. hold a body bar perpendicular to the floor in front of you with your arms extended. rise onto the balls of your feet. ● Remaining on your toes, engage your abs and then squat down until your thighs are parallel to the floor and your legs create a diamond shape. ● Rise back up to standing, squeezing your inner thighs and glutes throughout. Repeat for two sets of 25 reps. by candice
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candice Diamond Squat Works: Glutes, inner and outer thighs ● Stand with your heels six inches apart and toes turned outward. hold a body bar perpendicular to the floor in front of you with your arms extended. rise onto the balls of your feet. ● Remaining on your toes, engage your abs and then squat down until your thighs are parallel to the floor and your legs create a diamond shape. ● Rise back up to standing, squeezing your inner thighs and glutes throughout. Repeat for two sets of 25 reps.
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Targets obliques Lie on your back with your arms extended out to the sides at shoulder height. Raise your legs until they're perpendicular to the floor (A). Lower your legs to the left side of your body so you meet the floor a few inches away from your left hand (B), then bring them back to center. Repeat, lowering your legs to the opposite side. That's one rep. Do 12. by candice
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candice Targets obliques Lie on your back with your arms extended out to the sides at shoulder height. Raise your legs until they're perpendicular to the floor (A). Lower your legs to the left side of your body so you meet the floor a few inches away from your left hand (B), then bring them back to center. Repeat, lowering your legs to the opposite side. That's one rep. Do 12.
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Resistance Band Workout: Work shoulders, upper back, obliques and thighs with 'The Archer.' Anchor center of band at chest height. Stand with feet together, holding handles with arms extended, palms in, band taut. Raise right knee until thigh is parallel to floor as you draw right hand to chest (as shown). Hold one beat; return to start. Do 12 reps; repeat on opposite side. Do three sets. #SelfMagazine by chasity
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chasity Resistance Band Workout: Work shoulders, upper back, obliques and thighs with 'The Archer.' Anchor center of band at chest height. Stand with feet together, holding handles with arms extended, palms in, band taut. Raise right knee until thigh is parallel to floor as you draw right hand to chest (as shown). Hold one beat; return to start. Do 12 reps; repeat on opposite side. Do three sets. #SelfMagazine
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# Twist-Up Targets shoulders, triceps, core, butt, legs First, stand with feet hip-width apart with a dumbbell in each hand. Next, bend your elbows and bring the weights in front on your shoulders, with your palms facing each other. Then, lower into a deep squat. Now stand up and rotate your body to the left pressing your right arm diagonally overhead. Reverse the motion to return to a deep squat, switch sides and repeat. That's 1 rep, do 3 sets of 10-15 reps. by candice
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candice # Twist-Up Targets shoulders, triceps, core, butt, legs First, stand with feet hip-width apart with a dumbbell in each hand. Next, bend your elbows and bring the weights in front on your shoulders, with your palms facing each other. Then, lower into a deep squat. Now stand up and rotate your body to the left pressing your right arm diagonally overhead. Reverse the motion to return to a deep squat, switch sides and repeat. That's 1 rep, do 3 sets of 10-15 reps.
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Inchworm: Stand with your feet hip-width apart, bend over, and touch the floor in front of your feet with both hands. Keeping your legs straight and core tight, walk your hands forward as far as you can without letting your hips drop. Pause, then slowly walk your feet toward your hands. That's one rep. by Abigalea
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Abigalea Inchworm: Stand with your feet hip-width apart, bend over, and touch the floor in front of your feet with both hands. Keeping your legs straight and core tight, walk your hands forward as far as you can without letting your hips drop. Pause, then slowly walk your feet toward your hands. That's one rep.
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Bound Headstand Against a Wall: From Bound Headstand with Straight Legs, step both feet onto the wall, walking them up so your thighs are parallel with the floor. Keep your legs straight to increase flexibility in your hamstrings and lower back, and draw your navel toward your spine to work your abs. Hold here for five breaths. by candice
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candice Bound Headstand Against a Wall: From Bound Headstand with Straight Legs, step both feet onto the wall, walking them up so your thighs are parallel with the floor. Keep your legs straight to increase flexibility in your hamstrings and lower back, and draw your navel toward your spine to work your abs. Hold here for five breaths.
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The Drop a Jeans Size Workout:  Reverse Flye Targets: Upper back and abs Lie facedown on stability ball, holding a dumbbell in each hand with elbows slightly bent and palms facing in, and extend legs behind you hip-width apart to balance on toes. Maintaining slight bend in elbows, raise dumbbells out to sides up to shoulder level, palms facing floor, then lower to start. by candice
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candice The Drop a Jeans Size Workout: Reverse Flye Targets: Upper back and abs Lie facedown on stability ball, holding a dumbbell in each hand with elbows slightly bent and palms facing in, and extend legs behind you hip-width apart to balance on toes. Maintaining slight bend in elbows, raise dumbbells out to sides up to shoulder level, palms facing floor, then lower to start.
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Push-Up With Tuck Crunch  This push-up variation will work your upper body and your abs.        Place your belly on a ball and walk your hands out so the ball is under your shins.      Bend your elbows and slowly lower your chest to the floor, doing a push-up.      Straighten your arms and draw your knees forward into your chest. This will send your pelvis up and bring the ball closer to your face.      Extend your legs straight back, and repeat by Anna Malmane
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Anna Malmane Push-Up With Tuck Crunch This push-up variation will work your upper body and your abs. Place your belly on a ball and walk your hands out so the ball is under your shins. Bend your elbows and slowly lower your chest to the floor, doing a push-up. Straighten your arms and draw your knees forward into your chest. This will send your pelvis up and bring the ball closer to your face. Extend your legs straight back, and repeat
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Reverse Fly: Grab a pair of dumbbells and stand with your feet hip-width apart and your knees bent. Bend forward at the hips and let your by bluewillow
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bluewillow Reverse Fly: Grab a pair of dumbbells and stand with your feet hip-width apart and your knees bent. Bend forward at the hips and let your
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Staggered push-up  Get into a push-up position on the floor, with your wrists below your shoulders and feet close together. Move one hand forward about six inches [A], then bend your arms to lower your chest towards the floor [B]. Extend your arms, then repeat. At the 30-second mark, switch hand positions. by ArleneJane
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ArleneJane Staggered push-up Get into a push-up position on the floor, with your wrists below your shoulders and feet close together. Move one hand forward about six inches [A], then bend your arms to lower your chest towards the floor [B]. Extend your arms, then repeat. At the 30-second mark, switch hand positions.
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This move is the ultimate booty burner, and it gets the triceps nicely too. Begin seated with your hands behind you with your fingers pointed away from you. Press the heels of your feet and hands into the ground as you raise your pelvis off the floor until it is in line with your shoulders and knees. Lower your pelvis back to the ground to complete one rep. Do 15 reps. Source: POPSUGAR Studios by rachelle
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rachelle This move is the ultimate booty burner, and it gets the triceps nicely too. Begin seated with your hands behind you with your fingers pointed away from you. Press the heels of your feet and hands into the ground as you raise your pelvis off the floor until it is in line with your shoulders and knees. Lower your pelvis back to the ground to complete one rep. Do 15 reps. Source: POPSUGAR Studios
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Circuit 2, Move B: Squat and Arnold Press Hold a dumbbell in each hand. Stand with feet shoulder-width apart, knees slightly bent, arms curled to shoulders, palms facing in. Slowly bend knees and sit back into a squat. Return to a standing position, pressing the dumbbells overhead, palms rotating to face outward. Slowly lower dumbbells back to shoulders and repeat. Do 12 to 15 reps. by candice
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candice Circuit 2, Move B: Squat and Arnold Press Hold a dumbbell in each hand. Stand with feet shoulder-width apart, knees slightly bent, arms curled to shoulders, palms facing in. Slowly bend knees and sit back into a squat. Return to a standing position, pressing the dumbbells overhead, palms rotating to face outward. Slowly lower dumbbells back to shoulders and repeat. Do 12 to 15 reps.
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This move is the ultimate booty burner, and it gets the triceps nicely too.  Begin seated with your hands behind you with your fingers pointed away from you. Press the heels of your feet and hands into the ground as you raise your pelvis off the floor until it is in line with your shoulders and knees. Lower your pelvis back to the ground to complete one rep. Do 15 reps.  Source: POPSUGAR Studios by Alegardia
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Alegardia This move is the ultimate booty burner, and it gets the triceps nicely too. Begin seated with your hands behind you with your fingers pointed away from you. Press the heels of your feet and hands into the ground as you raise your pelvis off the floor until it is in line with your shoulders and knees. Lower your pelvis back to the ground to complete one rep. Do 15 reps. Source: POPSUGAR Studios
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"Sit" against the wall with your knees at a 90 degree angle. Hold a weight in both hands, with your arms straight up, (I'm using a 10 pound weight again). Keeping your arms straight, Lower the weight until your arms are level with the floor, and raise up to touch the wall again. We incorporated sets of 12 into a circuit :) This hits your tush, thighs, core and shoulders all in one move :) Try to contain your excitement, but try it and let me know what you think :) by candice
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candice "Sit" against the wall with your knees at a 90 degree angle. Hold a weight in both hands, with your arms straight up, (I'm using a 10 pound weight again). Keeping your arms straight, Lower the weight until your arms are level with the floor, and raise up to touch the wall again. We incorporated sets of 12 into a circuit :) This hits your tush, thighs, core and shoulders all in one move :) Try to contain your excitement, but try it and let me know what you think :)
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6. leg Lift  Lie flat on your back with your legs straight, and raise one leg straight in the air. Try not to bend your knee! Then, with by anna_rafalski
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anna_rafalski 6. leg Lift Lie flat on your back with your legs straight, and raise one leg straight in the air. Try not to bend your knee! Then, with
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Side Bends:  Hold a pair of lightweight dumbbells over your head, with your elbows slightly bent (A). Keep your back straight and slowly bend directly to your right as far as possible without twisting your upper body (B). Pause, return to an upright ?position, then bend to your left as far as possible.  Do 6 - 10 each side. by candice
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candice Side Bends: Hold a pair of lightweight dumbbells over your head, with your elbows slightly bent (A). Keep your back straight and slowly bend directly to your right as far as possible without twisting your upper body (B). Pause, return to an upright ?position, then bend to your left as far as possible. Do 6 - 10 each side.
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Obliques crunch: Intermediate. Lie on your back with your legs bent, calves parallel to the floor and fingertips placed lightly behind your head. Lift your upper back and direct your left elbow towards your right knee. Lower and repeat on the other side to complete one rep. by candice
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candice Obliques crunch: Intermediate. Lie on your back with your legs bent, calves parallel to the floor and fingertips placed lightly behind your head. Lift your upper back and direct your left elbow towards your right knee. Lower and repeat on the other side to complete one rep.
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INCH WORMS: get killer abs

What you’re working: Obliques, hip flexors and other muscles are engaged to maintain stabilization as you move through this exercise.

How to do it: Starting from plank position like you are going to do a pushup, walk your feet towards your hands in baby steps. Once you get to the point when you have to start bending your legs, start walking your hands forward in baby steps until you are back in the plank position. by janelle
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janelle INCH WORMS: get killer abs What you’re working: Obliques, hip flexors and other muscles are engaged to maintain stabilization as you move through this exercise. How to do it: Starting from plank position like you are going to do a pushup, walk your feet towards your hands in baby steps. Once you get to the point when you have to start bending your legs, start walking your hands forward in baby steps until you are back in the plank position.
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Lie facedown over a bench or padded stool with your legs hanging off the edge (a). Engage your abs and lift both legs until your body forms a straight line (b). Hold for 5 seconds, then lower slowly. That's 1 rep; do 10 to 15. by sharona219
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sharona219 Lie facedown over a bench or padded stool with your legs hanging off the edge (a). Engage your abs and lift both legs until your body forms a straight line (b). Hold for 5 seconds, then lower slowly. That's 1 rep; do 10 to 15.
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