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November 8, 2007

4 Weeks to a Better Body

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Target your butt, legs, and abs

What to do:

  • 20 minutes of cardio activity

  • 30 donkeys (15 per leg)
    To do: Get on all fours. Keeping your back straight, bring your right knee into your chest, then kick it straight out and up. Resume your starting position, then switch legs.

  • 15 squats
    To do: Sit on the edge of a chair with your knees bent, feet flexed, toes up, with your weight on your heels. Grab the front of the seat, wrapping your fingers underneath. Keeping your back straight, use your arms to lower your torso in front of the chair until your elbows are shoulder level. Resume the previous position.

  • 20 pelvic lifts
    To do: Lie on your back with your knees bent, feet flat on the floor, arms by your sides. Raise your butt toward the ceiling (about three to five inches off the floor), then slowly lower it.

  • 40 oblique twists (20 per side)
    To do: Lie on your back with your knees bent, hands behind your head. Using your stomach muscles, lift your head and shoulders off the floor as you rotate your torso to the right. Switch sides.


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