Turn Up the Heat!

written by Jo Jo Goldfarb

Read on and learn four new, easy exercises that can be practiced almost anywhere for a quick calorie-burning workout!

Kick-Throughs

Kick-Throughs

Get into a side plank by setting yourself up with one arm straightened below your body with your palm flat on the ground. Keep your hips, back, and legs in a straight line. Point your other arm straight into the air, with your feet slightly separated. (As shown). Your arm should be in line with your shoulder. Rotate to face the other direction to complete one rep. Do three sets of 10 reps.

Frog Leap Bounds

Frog Leap Bounds

Stand with your feet slightly wider than shoulders’ width apart. Squat and place your weight on the front of your feet and arms bent in. Use your quads to jump in an explosive motion up and out. Land back on the front parts of your feet. Do three sets of 10 reps.

Skaters

Skaters

Stand in long lunge starting with your right leg at a 90 degree angle. Be sure to keep your knee in line with your ankle and keep your weight in the rear of the front heal. Push off using the front leg and reverse the lunge so that you land with your left leg at a 90 degree angle. Do three sets of 20 reps.

Walking Planks

Walking Planks

Begin in plank position and be sure to keep your back flat with your feet together. Lower yourself to your elbows, and keep your elbow directly under your shoulder in down position. To complete one rep, push to a straight arm on the left, then the right. Only move one arm at a time. This exercise works the shoulders, arms, abs, and back. Do five sets of five reps.

JoJo Goldfarb

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