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As we break out the sunscreen, it is also time to tone up all the parts that winter keeps hidden. Tank tops, shorts, and bikinis can be unforgiving, but this at-home routine will leave you unapologetic about your arms, middle and thighs. Three rounds of 60 seconds each (for each side) and three times a week to work some summer magic. You will need a yoga mat, resistance band and a kettle bell (or hand weights).
Side V-Crunches: Begin by laying on one side resting on one hip and forearm, feet off the ground. Lift both torso and knees up and together. Return to start position.
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Planks: Click here to see how to do a plank. If you can do more than 60 seconds — go for it!
Single Leg Circles: Start from the same position as the side v-crunches, point toe of top foot and draw large circles in the air.
Pike-ups or Toe-Touch Crunches: Start by laying back to mat lift feet strait up pointing to the ceiling, arms outstretched overhead like diving into a pool. Using abdominal muscles only reach up and touch your toes.
Ribbon Rows: Start in a V position, feet a few inches off the ground. Put resistance bands under arches of feet, and grip with both hands like holding bicycle handlebars arms level with shoulders. Pull strait back until wrists are level with chest, let arms go forward until elbows parallel with chest, repeat.
Inner Thigh Raises: Begin by laying on one side resting on one hip and forearm, plant top leg on floor and swing bottom leg forward slightly (may have to lean back slightly in order to keep balance). Lift bottom foot to ceiling. Folding a towel can help stabilize if you are having trouble with balance.
Russian Twist Planks:Begin in plank position, keeping shoulders as still as possible, twist abdomen until hip touches mat, rotate to other side and repeat.
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Pushups: Keep your back straight and lower as a whole, when you become tired, drop to your knees keeping a good shoulder form.
Side Step Squats: Start with feet shoulder width apart, step out to the left and perform a squat, bring right foot to left foot. Step out with right foot, squat, bring left foot to right. Repeat.
Side Hip Dips: Start from a side plank position. Drop hip to ground, return to starting position. Repeat.
Reverse Pushups: Begin seated with legs in front of you, hands by side fingers pointed to toes. Raise body off the floor in a single strait line, only heels should remain on floor. Return to first position and repeat.
Reverse Lunges: Start with feet shoulder width apart, step back with left foot, then lower left knee to the ground. Return to starting position and repeat using alternate leg.
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Windshield Wipers: Start by laying back to mat lift feet strait up pointing to the ceiling, arms to your sides. As one unit move both feet as far to the left as you can without causing either shoulder blade to lose contact with the floor, bring legs back to center, then as far to the right as you can without causing either shoulder blade to lose contact with the floor. Repeat.
Skull Crushers: Start by laying back to mat knees bent so feet are flat on the mat. Arms at a 90-degree angle from body. Holding weight with both hands bring it to your forehead without actually touching, raise until arms are back in the starting position.
Reverse Crunches/Knee- Ins: Start in a V position, feet a few inches off the ground, bring knees and chest together.
Reverse Crunches/ Knee Ins– (A) Laying on your back, cross hands over chest, legs strait, toes pointed to the ceiling and bring feet 6 inches off the floor. (B) Raise your torso off the floor just to the point where your shoulder blades are no longer touching while bringing your knees to your chest. Return to position A and repeat.