15 Minute: Blast Your Body Workout
Nothing tones muscle and torches kilojoules like fast-paced circuit training. Bikini season is upon us, and what better way to prepare for it by doing this full body workout.
You shouldn’t skip your workout just because bikini season is not in full swing. These four total-body cardio blasts, designed by private trainer Kristin McGee, burn fat and tone muscle head-to-toe.
Do the moves in order with no break. That’s one circuit. Repeat twice, with one minute of rest between circuits. Do the workout two to three non-consecutive days a week and get your summer body prepped this winter.
Standing Leg Lift
Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart, arms at your sides. Lift your right knee as high as you can and swing your left arm forward until it’s parallel to the floor (A). Return to start and repeat with your left knee and right arm (B). Continue alternating sides, completing as many reps as possible in one minute.
Tip: Brace your core to control each leg lift; don’t swing.
Cardio Ski Hop
Start at the top of a push-up position. With your legs together, brace your abs and kick your legs to the right, bending them so your feet land just outside your right shoulder. Hop back to start and immediately repeat on the left side. Continue hopping from side to side for one minute.
Tip: Bring your heels close to your butt when you jump from side to side and keep your abs engaged.
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Start at the top of a push-up position. Keeping your abs braced and your arms straight, lift your left hand, put it down next to your right hand, then return to start. Repeat with the right hand and return to start. Continue going back and forth for one minute, keeping your body in a straight line.
Tip: Pick up the pace to increase the total kilojoule burn, but always control the movement by keeping your core strong.
Plié Plyometric Jump
Stand with your legs together, toes pointed out to form a V and arms at your sides. Engage your abs and quickly jump up in the air, landing in the starting position. Repeat 20 times. Move your feet to wider than shoulder-width apart, knees and toes still turned out. Jump in the air, keeping your legs wide. Repeat 20 times. Alternate between the first and second positions for 20 more reps.
Tip: Land softly on the balls of your feet, then roll down to the heels.
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