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November 8, 2007

4 Weeks to a Better Body

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WEDNESDAY
Target your back and shoulders

What to do:

  • 20 minutes of cardio activity

  • 25 jumping jacks holding one- to three-pound weights in each hand

  • 20 lateral raises
    To do: Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart, holding a three- to five-pound weight in each hand. Turn your palms toward each other, then raise your arms straight out to each side until they are shoulder-height. Slowly lower them.

  • 40 front raises (20 per arm)
    To do: Stand with your hands by your sides, holding a five-pound weight in each hand. Raise your right hand in front of you until it's shoulder-height. Slowly lower it, then raise and lower your left hand.

  • 20 shoulder presses
    To do: Stand with your hands by your sides, holding a three- to five-pound weight in each hand. Bend your arms and position your hands in front of your shoulders, palms facing forward. Raise your arms above your head until they are straight, then slowly lower them.


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