3. Burpees:

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How To Do:

  • Start by crouching on your toes with your palms on the ground.
  • In one swift motion, extend both your legs at the same time so that all of your weight is on your palms and toes while your body is entirely straight.
  • Then quickly hop back up to the starting position and stand up straight with your hands in the air. Repeat at least five times more.
  • If you are interested in exercising more muscles at once,
  • You can also include a quick push up between the plank position and returning to the crouching position.

4. V-Ups:

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How to Do:

  • Be seated on a flat bench so that your body is positioned perpendicular to its length. Anchor your body with your bum at all times.
  • Grab the back of the bench, drop your torso backwards, and extend your legs forward until your entire body is straight and parallel to the floor.
  • Simultaneously pull in your lower abs and crunch your upper abs to form a “V” with your quads and stomach.
  • Keep your abs tight, a straight back, and strong posture throughout.
  • Repeat for 15-20 reps.
  • Once this becomes too easy, increase the difficulty by holding a light weight in between your feet.

5. Seated Russian Twists:

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How to Do:

  • Sit on the floor with your knees bent and feet flat.
  • Hold your arms out in front of you, hands pressed together.
  • Lean back about 45 degrees. With a slow, controlled movement, twist to your left side.
  • Return to center, and twist to your right. That’s one rep.
  • One full rep should take about 20 seconds. Take a breath and repeat.
  • Start with four to five reps, adding more reps as you get stronger.
  • For an added challenge, lift your feet off the floor as you do this exercise.
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