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a cheater's guide to a summer body: part 2.


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then, keep reading mlm's tips from personal trainer, brendan comer (to see his previous tips click here):

A great lower body counterpart to the push-up is the lunge. Like the push-up, your legs will be challenged - your balance, stability, strength and endurance will all be put to the test. The most appealing aspect of this exercise is that it challenges you against your own body weight, which is a great way to build relative strength. Standing with your hands on your hips, brace your abs and pull your shoulder blades back. Lunge forward with first leg (an exaggerated step), land on your heel, balanced. Next, lower your body by flexing your knee and hip of your front leg until the knee of your rear leg is almost in contact with floor. Return to original standing position by driving upwards off your planted foot. Repeat with the opposite leg. Aim for 10 on each leg, rest for 60 seconds and repeat. Go for 3-4 sets total. As you get stronger, increase each set to 12, then 15, etc. (or increase the number of sets). You can further challenge yourself by holding a small medicine ball near your chest while performing the exercise.

Lastly, in order to keep your core nice and tight, try the Cross V crunch. First, lie down face-up with your legs extended and arms overhead. Feel free to place a towel or folded shirt under your lower back for additional stability and/or decreased stress on the lower back. Try to "tuck" your ribs into your pelvis by bringing your extended limbs together. To do so, squeeze your abs together and raise both your arms and legs overhead. Aim to have arms and legs touch, pause momentarily at the top of the movement and then return to original position. Do as many quality repetitions for one minute, rest one minute and repeat. Go for 5-8 minutes, and as you improve, extend the time.

still to come in the cheater's guide: shoes that eliminate cellulite, diet shakes that don't taste like chalk, and crystals that reduce hunger.

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