Fight Fat & Tone Your Entire Body
BY PEGGY HALL | IMAGES BY DALLAS OLSEN | FITNESS MODEL: SARAH DAVIS | HAIR AND MAKE-UP BY TEGAN WOODFORD
If you’ve been spending all your time on the treadmill and have little to show for it besides worn-out runners and a growing sense of boredom, Oxygen has the calorie-burning solution for you. This fun, fast-paced routine requires no special equipment, so you can do it any time, anywhere. The added bonus is you’ll be improving your coordination and balance while toning, tightening and reshaping your entire body from head to toe!
HOW TO DO IT
Perform each move for the specified number of reps or time frame, as shown in the chart. Keep in mind that as you become more comfortable with each move, your number of reps per minute will rise, thereby increasing the effectiveness of the workout. This program is designed so that you can be your own trainer, so when you have the option to push yourself harder, do it!
To keep your heart rate high, go from one move to the next without resting. Depending on your fitness level and time available, perform up to three circuits, taking up to a minute of rest in between rounds.
TARGET MUSCLES: obliques, gluteus maximus, biceps brachii
Set-up: Stand with your feet wider than shoulder-width apart.
Action: Bend your knees to come into a squat and pull your hands behind you. Press through your feet and throw your hands forward to help you explode up, pushing off both feet evenly. Land in a squat to absorb the impact. Repeat as many as you can in one minute.
TARGET MUSCLES: gluteus maximus, quadriceps, hamstrings
Set-up: Start with a wide stance, keeping your elbows bent at your sides. Close your hands into fists and position them in front of your chest.
Action: Kick your right leg up behind you so it hits your butt. As you bring your right leg down, push off your left leg so both feet are off the ground momentarily. Land on your right leg and quickly kick your left leg up behind you so it hits your butt. Repeat for one minute, using the power of your legs to propel you from side to side.
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