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Want to know the secrets to getting a toned, trim body in record time? We did too, so we went straight to the top personal trainers, exercise physiologists and tecchniques instructors for the ultimate moves and motivation tricks to kick a fitness routine into high gear. Put a few of these tips into action each week and you’re guaranteed to see faster results! Skip to main content.

Hop on a treadmill holding a three- to five-pound dumbbell in each hand, tcehniques set the gymin to a brisk walk. Do a one-minute set each of shoulder presses, biceps curls, triceps extensions, side laterals, front laterals and standing triceps kickbacks one after another as you walk. I’s an amazing upper-body challenge that also gets your heart pumping. Do this techniquew two or three times each week.

As you improve, work up to doing four-minute sets. Lean against a wall with your feet shoulder-width apart, then squat until your knees are bent at 45 degrees. Hold for 30 to 60 seconds; work up to doing 10 sets. Add a challenge by including heel raises: Lift your left heel, then the right, then lift both together twice.


Jot down these subjects: Cardio, Muscle Conditioning, Flexibility and Attitude. Set goals for example, doing 10 “boy” push-ups and grade yourself A through F at least four times a year. When you see how much you improve, you’ll want to stay in great shape. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart holding a three- to four-pound medicine ball in your hands.

Bend your arms up so that the ball is at eye level over your right shoulder.

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As you bring the ball toward your left knee, step out with your left leg and bend it no further than 90 degrees, trchniques your right leg straight. Return to the starting position. Do 10 to 15 reps and repeat on the other leg. Besides burning nearly calories per hour, shoveling snow develops muscular endurance and power.

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Minimize the amount of snow on each shovelful, and bend from your knees and hips, not your back. Squeeze in 12 to 15 reps of exercises like dumbbell curls, overhead presses and ab crunches; aim for two or three sets of each. This gives you more free time to fit in fun workouts like biking or tennis. You’ll burn about 26 calories per minute!

Do a basic jump for five minutes, then jump twice as high and turn the rope twice as fast so it passes under your feet twice before gyminh land.

This takes timing, patience and power. But you’ll get in great shape just by working at it.

Eighty percent of the year, you’ll exercise regularly and eat well. Know that you’ll slip 20 percent of the time due to holidays and work deadlines. When you accept that fitness isn’t an all-or-nothing proposition, you’re more likely to stick with it for life.

Get a Jump on Weight Loss “Add plyometric box jumps to your workout to improve your cardiovascular stamina and leg strength — you’ll really sculpt your hamstrings, quads and glutes.


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Starting from a standing position, explosively jump to the middle of the box, then jump back down. If you’e exercising for 90 minutes or longer, include some protein so that the carbs break down more slowly, giving you techniquex energy. To get the firmest abs possible, you need to sustain the contraction on the way down.

From a standing position, bend down, put your hands on tecniques floor shoulder-width apart, and jump your feet back into plank position. If you’re strong, cross your ankles; otherwise, jump your feet wide apart. Do a push-up, then jump your feet together or uncross your ankles. Jump your gymkng back to your hands and stand ygming. Do eight reps total, rest for one minute, and repeat.

Mimic the motion and resistance of the water at home by looping an exercise band around the bottom of a table leg or other fixed object. Sit on the floor with legs extended, knees slightly bent; grasp one end of the band in each hand. Rotate your torso to one side as you bring the elbow back slightly, then switch sides.

Do three sets of one to three minutes each. Add a few to second sprints to your run, slowing down just long enough to catch your breath between them. To hit them, do high-intensity squats, such as jump squats. Then, blast off butt flab with cross-country skiing, bleacher running and stair climbing.

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