Summer Countdown! 20 Minutes to a Better Bikini Body

It's not too late! Whip yourself into swimsuit shape with this celebrity-trainer super cardio circuit (10 Photos)

Kimberly Dawn Neumann on Mar 25, 2013 at 3:50PM

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Super Swimsuit Shapeup #2:  Pushup to Scorpion

Keli Roberts

a Kimberly Dawn Neumann on Aug 9, 2011 at 9:50AM

Targets: Arms, shoulders, chest, core

Begin in the plank position (hands directly below your shoulders, fingers pointing forward, abs tight, back flat, toes or knees on the floor behind you). Then, bending your elbows, take two full counts to slowly lower your chest towards the floor (without actually letting them touch). Take two full counts to push up and return to starting position. Then, lift your right leg and, keeping it straight, cross it over your left leg and touch your right toes to the floor. Simultaneously, lift your right hand off the floor, twist your torso up and to the right, rotate your feet so that you are on the sides of your feet and reach your right arm straight up until it is directly above your shoulder. Your whole body should be facing right -- this is the “side plank” or “Scorpion” position. Lower your right hand flat to the ground and return to starting plank position. Do another push up, then repeat the leg cross with the left leg and open the “Scorpion” position on the left side. Keep alternating between the pushup and the “Scorpion,” right and left for 45 seconds, then immediately move on to the next exercise.


 

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