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Option 1: You can do the 7 minute inner thigh workout below 2-to-3 times per day 2-to-3 days per week and as this workout gets easier… You can wear ankle weights to make the workout tougher or… You can do option 2 or 3 or better yet… You can do this workout right after doing tae-bo (option 4)
We have some great news for your abs: The ultimate piece of belly-flab-busting equipment is a $30 stability ball. When researchers at California State University, Sacramento, hooked up electrodes to the midsections of 18 people, they found that ball moves recruited twice the number of muscle fibers as traditional crunches or yoga/Pilates-inspired workouts. Scientists credit the ball's instability with doubling the toning power of these moves. To amp up results, we combined ball exercises from the study with high-energy cardio and simple calorie-cutting tips. In 2 weeks, you could lose up to an inch from your waist; in 4 weeks, shed up to 8 pounds or more.
We all want a nice butt to make our skinny jeans look good. Try out this butt workout to tighten, tone and lift your butt! 20 Squats 20 Plie Squats 20 Donkey Kicks per side 20 Fire Hydrants per side
We squatted, thrusted, and crunched, crunched, crunched to bring you the best abdominal-toning exercises on FitnessMagazine.com. Here are the ones we shook our fists at (but were secretly thankful for) the most. This is the sort of move that looks so wonky, you sure hope your roommate doesn't catch you doing it -- unless she also gets to see you look stellar in a bathing suit, in which case she just may pull up a chair. Do it:
Perform this routine as a circuit, says its creator, Martin Rooney, P.T., C.S.C.S., author of Ultimate Warrior Workouts . Do 10 reps of each exercise, and complete as many circuits as you can in 15 minutes. Rest briefly when you need to, and resume working until the time is up. As your conditioning improves, increase reps or decrease the amount of rest.
Instead of: Leg Lifts Try This: Roundhouse Kick Stair Drill Lying on the floor doing a bunch of leg lifts isn't the most effective (or efficient) way to slim down your hips and thighs.
Illustrations by Shannon Orcutt Who needs a gym when there’s the living room floor? Bodyweight exercises are a simple, effective way to improve balance, flexibility, and strength without machinery or extra equipment. From legs and shoulders to chest and abs, we’ve covered every part of the body that can get stronger with body resistance alone. Full Body
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Learn how many calories are burned with all kinds of different exercises: walking, running, biking, swimming, etc. Find out how many calories you can burn! Check out what exercise burns the most calories by looking at the burning calories chart below: <a href="http://www.weighttraining.com/features/burning-calories"><img alt="Burning Calories" border="0" src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/weighttraining.com/images/1094/original.png" width="500" /></a><p>Source: WeightTraining.com - <a href="http://www.weighttraining.com/features/burning-calories" target="_blank">Burning Calories</a></p> Everybody knows that if you want to be in peak physical condition or just lose some weight, then you need to burn calories. But how do you burn calories?
Get an amazing ab rehab stat. This routine from better-belly specialist Elisabeth Halfpapp, a founder of Exhale Mind Body Spa in New York City, combines seven exercises that will work your midsection, including the transversus abdominis, 360 degrees -- "which is the key for slimming your waist." Both our testers experienced roomier waistbands (our apple-shaped tester lost an inch; our new mom lost two) after a month by doing three-times-a-week sessions. Now it's your turn to be firm, flat, fab! Targets: Rectus and transversus abdominis, obliques , and inner thighs