Try these moves for a fitter, more flab-free body! And pick up your copy of Fit Over 50: Your Best Body Now! for more flab-fighting moves, starting on page 22.
Fab Abs: The Bicycle Move
Lie on your back with left leg in the air and right knee bent in. Rest your head in your hands. Pull right knee into chest to meet left elbow. Straighten right leg, then pull left leg into chest to touch right elbow. Continue to alternate sides. Do 2 sets of 8 to 12 reps, resting between sets.
Awesome Arms: The Bicep Curl
Stand tall, knees slightly bent, back flat, abs tight. With an underhand grip, hold a weight in each hand in front of your thighs. Slowly raise weights toward upper arms and shoulders, bending arms at the elbows. Keep elbows close to body throughout the movement. Hold, then return hands to starting position. Do 2 sets of 8 to 12 reps, resting briefly after each.
Beautiful Bust: The Chest Stretch
Clasp your fingers behind your neck. Pull your elbows back as far as you can. Hold for 10 seconds. Keeping your fingers clasped, try to bring your elbows together in front of you. Hold for 5 seconds. Release your hands and relax for 5 seconds. Repeat the sequence 3 times.
Lean Legs: Rear Leg Lifts
Stand, one foot in front of the other and arms extended out to sides. Bend front knee and point back foot toward the floor so you’re balancing on your front leg. Bend the knee of standing leg to lower yourself down slightly, squeezing buttocks. Lift and lower back leg 8 to 12 times. Relax and repeat with other leg. (Don’t do these if you have bad knees.)
Tones Buns: The Leg Swing
Lie on your right side, right arm bent and head resting in right hand. Left arm is bent, resting in front of your chest, supporting your upper body, fingertips touching the floor. Swing top leg forward, creating an “L” with your legs, then swing back with perfect control in the opposite direction. Continue this fluid forward-and-back motion 8 to 10 times, keeping pelvis in neutral position. Relax and switch sides.
Sexy Back: The Bird Dog
Kneel on all fours, knees directly below hips and hands beneath shoulders. Simultaneously extend right leg and left arm. Hold for 8 to 10 seconds. Relax and repeat with opposite leg and arm. Continue alternating two more times. Focus on keeping back flat and buttocks squeezed.
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