3. Burpees:

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Burpees have a much-deserved reputation for being brutal, but they’re so popular because they get amazing results. Like most things that are hard, the end results make it all worthwhile.

How To do:

  • Start from a standing position with your feet shoulder-width apart.
  • Drop to the floor, and perform a push-up.
  • At the top of the push-up, jump forward to bring your knees to your chest, and continue the jump to bring you as high off the floor as possible and back to a standing position.
  • These are real killers, but try to do as many as you can in two to three sets, lasting 30 seconds per set.

4. Bicycle Exercise:

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This exercise does not require an actual cycle for implementation. It’s like you need to move your legs in a way you paddle your bicycle. This is how the exercise has got the name “bicycle exercise”.

How to Do:

  • Lie down on the floor on your back and keep your hands either on the ground or behind your head.
  • Lift both your legs and bend them at the knees.
  • Bring right leg towards your chest and move left leg away from the chest.
  • Now, bring the left leg towards the chest and move the right leg away from the chest.

5. Lying Leg Twist:

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How to Do:

  • Lie on your back with your arms stretched out to the sides, hands flat on your mat.
  • Lift legs and bend knees so that your calves are parallel to the floor and your thighs form a 90-degree angle with your torso.
  • Lower both legs together to one side so that your outer right thigh touches the ground on the right side, maintaining the 90-degree angle.
  • Return them to center and then lower to the other side so that your outer left thigh touches the ground.
  • Build up to 3 sets of 25 reps each.
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