Shoulder Stand

Shoulder Stand

There are so many physical and mental benefits to yoga. Inversion postures are great for helping to reduce the appearance of cellulite. I do a shoulder stand or put my legs up the wall for 5 minutes every night before I go to bed. How to do it: Lie down on your back and lift …

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Plank with Arm Raise

Plank with Arm Raise

Adding an arm raise to an already excellent exercise like the plank improves posture and core strength, which makes me feel better, look taller, and feel more confident. How to do it: Start to get into a pushup position, but bend your elbows and rest your weight on your forearms instead of on your hands. …

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Bridge

Bridge

Bridges are not only the perfect exercise for a perfectly rounded rear, but they will also help keep your back healthy and pain free. How to do it: Lie faceup on the floor with your knees bent and your feet flat on the floor. Raise your hips so your body forms as straight line from …

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Stepups

Stepups

This exercise targets the muscles of your glutes and hamstrings to create leaner, stronger legs, and a tighter, lifted rear. Stepups also work your quadriceps since they require you to straighten your knee against resistance. How to do it: Stand in front of a bench or step and place your left foot firmly on the …

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Triceps Extension

Triceps Extension

This is my favorite exercise for toning the back of shoulders and triceps. I use light weights and perform a high number of reps (25+) for this exercise. How to do it: Come into a lunge position, with your back heel on the ground. Lean over your front bent knee as your lift your arm …

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Cardio Intervals

Cardio Intervals

Incorporate into your routine to burn more calories in a shorter amount of time, as opposed to long, slow endurance exercise. How to do it: Choose any piece of cardio equipment (elliptical, jump rope, treadmill, bike, etc) and repeat the following pattern 10 times total: 3 minutes at 50 percent of your maximum effort 20 …

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Second Position Plies

Second Position Plies

This ballet move sculpts the inner thighs as well as tones the gluteus minimus (side of butt) for lean legs like a dancer. How to do it: Stand with feet wider than shoulder-width apart, toes turned out slightly. Lower your body down by bending your knees until your thighs are parallel with the floor. Bring …

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Pushup

Pushup

I’m a huge fan of this classic exercise because it works the entire body, burning a significant amount of calories, as well as tightens my chest muscles to keep things perky in your bikini. How to do it: Get down on all fours and place your hands on the floor so that they’re slightly wider …

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Side Plank

Side Plank

This exercise is my secret weapon to help tighten and shrink my waistline. It works the deep abdominal muscles (obliques, transverse abdominus) that many abs exercises don’t reach. 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 …

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Single-Leg Deadlift

Single-Leg Deadlift

I love this exercise because it lifts and tones the glutes and activates my entire core (which helps prevent back pain). How to do it: Grab a pair of dumbbells and stand on your left foot. Lift your right foot behind you and bend your knee so your right lower leg is parallel to the …

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