The 21-Day Total-Body Makeover Workout
Mind: Dedicate five minutes a day to keeping an exercise journal, noting how you feel after each workout or how you stay active
Seeing yourself achieve daily goals builds momentum.
Body: Do two sets of 8 to 12 reps per move twice a week on nonconsecutive days and 25 to 35 minutes of cardio five days a week.
How This Workout Works
Our supershaper workout delivers wow effects that will keep you hooked. "In less than a month you can not only sculpt a new body but,
more important, change your exercise attitude," says trainer Marco Borges, author of Power Moves, who shares the exercises that his A-list clientele, including Beyonce,
The magic in Borges's mix comes from eight allover toners plus a dose of cardio on most days.
"A five-days-a-week commitment is the key to both quick weight loss results and making a routine stick," Borges says;
luckily, his "no excuses" session on the following pages is seriously habit-forming.
Each week you'll add sets and reps of the sculpting moves and 10 minutes to your cardio workouts (just follow the "Your 21-Day Transformation" cheat sheet on the next slide).
All you need to get rolling is a 5- to 10-pound medicine ball or a dumbbell of the same weight.
Get a Bikini Body in 4 Weeks
Try these fat-burning and muscle-toning moves to show off your figure on the beach.
Slim down and firm up with these workouts and exercises designed to help you burn calories, banish cellulite, and lose weight.
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"Each of these exercises targets at least three major muscle groups -- so you train smarter, not longer," says Rael Isacowitz,
a Pilates specialist and exercise physiologist based in Costa Mesa, California.
The Result: Swimsuit-worthy abs, plus sleeker arms, butt, and thighs. Do this workout three or four days a week for 20 minutes
(complete the entire series of exercises twice), then add another 15 minutes of high-intensity cardio.
To boost the challenge, use light weights where indicated. Include two 45- to 60-minute cardio sessions on your off days
and follow a healthy diet, and in just four weeks you'll be sitting poolside with pride.
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Add one of these killer abs exercises to your workout and tone your tummy and lose your love handles for good.