Everyone wants to burn the MOST amount of calories in the LEAST amount of time. So, here is an exercise that will work your lower body (butt and hamstrings) as well as your core, and upper body. Any full body exercise will induce more calorie burning.
How to do it
- Hold one dumbbellwith both hands and lie faceup on a mat with your heels resting on a step, bench, or the seat of a chair. Extend your arms behind your head, palms facing each other, and lift your hips until your body forms a line from your ankles to your shoulders; don’t let your back overarch [A].
- Raise the dumbbellforward until it’s above your chest as you bend your right knee and pull it toward your arms [B]. Squeeze the left side of your glutes hard to keep your hips raised and body straight.
- Slowly return to the starting position (keep hips raised) and switch legs to complete 1 rep.
Strengthens: Legs, Butt, Shoulders, and Abs Sets: 2 twice a week Reps: 10 to 12 Starting Weight: 5 to 8 pounds Tips: Increase the weight you’re holding, add a pair of ankle weights, or do 3 sets of 12 to 15 reps (source).
Make your workouts count with the right exercises! This exercise is sure to hit all your “problem” areas in an instant. I will be sure to add this exercise to my clients workouts!