4. Plank

The plank (also called a front hold, hover, or abdominal bridge) is an isometric core strength exercise that involves maintaining a difficult position for extended periods of time.

From a pushup position, bend your elbows and rest your weight on ytour forearms. Your body should forma straight line from your shoulders to your ankles. Brace your core (as if you were about to punched in the gut). Hold for 3 seconds. That’s one set.

 
 
 
 
 

Planks

source: eatdrinkandbeskinny.com

 

5. Curtsy Lunge (Crossover Lunge)

Stand with your feet hip-width apart, hands on hips.
(a) Keep your chest and eyes up , shoulders squared. Cross your right leg behind your left, and bend both knees, lowering your body until your left thigh is nearly parallel to the floor
(b) Return to start and repeat, switching sides.

Main Muscle Worked: Lower Back
Other Muscles: Abdominals, Abductors, Glutes, Hamstrings, Quadriceps

 

source: skinnymom.com

source: skinnymom.com

 

Important Tips:

Enhance your weight-loss by following these diet tips from Leslie Bonci, R.D., M.P.H., director of sports nutrition at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and coauthor of Run Your Butt Off!

Take a note:
A study found that kept daily food logs lost twice as much as those who didn’t. May people lowball how much they can eat-seeing it all in black-and-white can be a reality check.

Find Balance:
Experts say that people with a lot of pounds to lose get overwhelmed by counting calories and give up. Keep it simple by dividing your plate into thirds: 1/3 protein, 2/3 vegetables, and 2/3 whole grains.

Swap Smart:
Restrict foods can increase your cravings and lead to off-the-wagon binges. Jonesing for a cookie? Have it, but swap it for your afternoon caramel macchiato or pretzels.

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