Red Carpet Ready Workout

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SINGLE-LEG BRIDGE PRESS

Lie on your back with knees bent, feet flat and arms at your sides. Straighten and lift your left leg toward the ceiling. Holding your leg at a 90-degree angle, inhale, then exhale as you lift your hips [shown]. Slowly lower your hips. Do 12 times on each side.

Benefits: Strengthens hips, buttocks, hamstrings, abs and lower back.

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CHEST-PRESS LUNGE

Fasten an exercise tube with handles to a secure object at shoulder height. Face away from the object, grasping one handle in each hand, elbows bent. With feet hip-width apart, step forward with your left foot. Push your arms straight and bring your hands forward at shoulder height with palms down, squeezing your chest and shoulder muscles [shown]. Bend your elbows to start position. Do 12 reps.

Benefits: Strengthens legs, buttocks, shoulders and chest.

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DEEP-LUNGE WARRIOR ARMS

Stand with feet hip-width apart, shoulders back and down and abs pulled in. Take a large step forward with your left leg, bending the knee to a 90-degree angle. Raise your arms in line with your shoulders, palms facing in [shown]. Hold for one full breath. Push off with
front leg, and return to starting position. Do 6 reps on each side, alternating sides.

Benefits: Strengthens legs, buttocks, abdominal muscles and lower back.

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ROWS

Fasten an exercise tube with handles to a secure object, such as a banister, at shoulder height. Facing the object, grasp one handle in each hand with feet hipwidth apart, knees slightly bent and shoulders back and down.

Bend your elbows to create tension on the tubing as you squeeze your upper back. Straighten legs to starting position. Do 12 reps.

Benefits: Strengthens legs, hips, buttocks, abdominals, rear shoulders and upper back.

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DRAWING IN

Get down on your hands and knees, wrists directly under your shoulders. Pull your abs in and keep your neck in line with your spine. Inhale through your nose, keeping your back straight. Then, exhale through your mouth, pulling your navel up and in without moving your spine [shown]. Do 12 reps.

Benefits:
Strengthens your deep abdominal muscles and lower back.

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