NEW YEAR, NEW ME! Lose 10 Lbs. in 30 Days And Get Your Curves Sexy!By Delaina Dixon | January 13, 2015 | Fitness
We’re in week two of losing that 10lbs in 30 days. Sure, we’ve been doing our weights, but we want our curves to look sexy, not bulky.
I headed to Body Conception, the body-lengthening conditioning program created by Mahri Relin, a professional dancer. Her workout mixes cardio dance bursts with intense muscle-sculpting moves for your arms, legs and abs, all the spots you love to tighten up! We didn’t use weights heavier than two pounds, and it was enough, thanks to Mahri’s high-rep sets.
Ready to start your own sculpting session? Below Mahri shares three of her favorite moves you can do right at home! Want more Mahri? Body Conceptions is hosting a six-week BoCo Challenge to help you get your boom boom in all the right places!
Planks with Oblique Knee Pulls. Start in a high plank position with straight arms. Your hips should be in line with your spine, and your wrists should be placed directly below your shoulders.
Pull your right knee towards your right shoulder, activating your oblique muscles. Then reach your right leg straight behind you, slightly above the ground without touching. Repeat 10x on the right side, then change sides. If you’re feeling especially ambitious, you can combine the knee pulls with a push-up!
Bridges with Knee Squeezes. We do a lot of seatwork on our hands and knees in our classes, but this is a great exercise that isolates the glute and thigh muscles without stressing the back, wrists, or shoulders.
Lie on your back with your legs bent and your feet on the ground, hip-distance apart. Lift your hips up to a bridge position.
Pulse your hips up and down (with small movements) in a high bridge 10 times. Keeping your hips elevated, squeeze your knees together and then release them apart 10 times.
Holding your knees together, pulse up and down in a high bridge position 10 times. Release the knees back to a parallel position, and pulse up and down four times for 40 reps altogether.
Lunges with Jumping Progression. Start in a lunge position with your legs and feet completely parallel and your right leg stepping back. Your right knee should be placed directly below your right hip, and your upper body should be upright with your abs engaged. Place your hands on your hips.
Pulse up and down in this position with very small movements 20 times. Come up to a straight left leg as you lift your right knee up to your chest, and then return it back to a low lunge. Repeat 10 times. Repeat the same movement, but jump up every time you lift your knee another 10 times (that’s 40 total). Make sure you keep your abs engaged and your legs and feet in parallel positions. (The alignment of your hips and knees are important!) Once done, switch sides.
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