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Belly and Booty Firmer: Lie faceup on floor, knees bent with heels on floor and arms at sides. Extend left leg toward ceiling, foot flexed. MAKE IT EASIER: Keep both feet on floor. Lift hips, squeezing glutes. Hold for 1 count, then lower. Keeping left leg raised throughout, crunch up, reaching hands toward left foot. Return to start. Do 12 reps. Switch sides and repeat.
Dumbbell Cross-Crunch Reach. Hold a light dumbbell in each hand and lie face up with legs perpendicular to mat. Contract core muscles and lift shoulder blades off the ground, reaching right hand toward left toes. Hold for 2 counts, then lower; repeat, reaching left hand to right toes. Do 10 reps per side.
Leaning Camel: In yoga, Camel is a pose that increases flexibility in your spine, but this challenging variation using a weight strengthens your quads and abs. This exercise works the abs as they lengthen, which creates a lovely, lean torso. Here is a detailed description of the leaning camel to help you master the move. Photos courtesy of Jenny Sugar