Wednesday, April 2, 2008

How To Get in Shape For Your Big Day...

The Super-Tough Workout
Seven moves that make two killer workout routines
A. Front Squat And Push-Press Combo

Grab a barbell with an overhand grip, with your hands slightly wider than shoulder width. Position your feet shoulder-width apart. Bend your elbows, bringing your knuckles toward your body until they're touching the outside of your shoulders (A). Lower your hips until your thighs are parallel to the floor (B). Straighten your legs and use your momentum to press the bar overhead (you'll need to move your chin back a bit) (C). Pause, then lower the bar. That's 1 rep.

Grab a pair of dumbbells and stand up to 2 feet from a step or exercise bench, with weights at your sides and feet hip-width apart. Place your left foot on the step (A) and press up through the leg. Allow your right leg to come up and brush the bench (B), but don't put any weight on it. Step down with your right leg, then your left. Complete all reps, then repeat, stepping up with your right leg. That's 1 set. Go to B2.

Grab a pair of dumbbells and stand with your feet hip-width apart, weights at your sides. Bend forward at the hips while lifting your right leg straight behind you until your body forms a T. Your left knee should be slightly bent. Let your arms hang straight down, palms facing each other (A). Squeeze your shoulder blades together and bring your elbows toward the ceiling until they pass your torso (B). Do half the reps, then switch legs and finish the set. Return to B1 after a rest.

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