Incline Core Scissors What you'll need: a pair of 1- to 3-pound dumbbells and a small exercise ball (such as a Mini-Core Ball, $8, naturalfitnessinc.com) or a rolled-up towel Targets: Back, abs, obliques, and legs Lie faceup on floor, knees bent, feet flat, with ball beneath tailbone, arms slightly out to sides, palms on floor. Extend both legs directly up.
Back Touch Targets: Back, shoulders, biceps Stand with feet hip-width apart, arms extended out to sides, a dumbbell in each hand. Bring arms about 1 foot behind you (diagonal to shoulders). Bend left elbow and touch back with dumbbell; return. Do 30 reps, alternating sides
Great for toning the waist and stretching the sides of the body. •Stand with your feet hip-width apart holding five- to 10-pound dumbbells at your sides. •Bend sideways to the right, squeezing your waist on the right side. Keep your neck as neutral as possible, looking forward not down. •Pull the left ribs down to return to standing upright. This focuses the work on the left obliques. •Repeat for a total of 12 bends to the right, then switch sides. Do three sets.