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Tone your body in front of TV

HealthBy Sunday World
Tone your body in front of TV

Getting your body looking bikini ready has as much to do with exercise as it does diet. While overhauling your food plan is as easy as stocking up on healthy meals (and saying no to chocolate!), getting your body in shape generally requires a little more work. From waking up early to pound the pavement to spending money on costly gym memberships, exercise really does require some planning. But in between cardio workouts, why not tone up in front of the TV? By moving off the couch and on to the floor, you could get an effective workout right at home, toning everything from bingo wings to backsides.

Stomach

Slaving away doing sit ups every day may make your abs pop, but that’s only if your stomach is flat to begin with. Slaving away doing sit ups won’t magically sculpt your stomach, but working your core will start to have an impact. Instead of crunching, go for plank exercises in front of the TV.

Start by holding the traditional plank position for 60 to 90 seconds, before moving on to more advance moves like the sideways plank and taking turns raising each arm and leg. Keep your abs pulled in ad tight at all times.

Bum

Squatting is great for toning both your butt and legs. The plie squat is particularly good for keeping your bum in shape. Standing with your feet slightly wider than shoulder width apart, and toes pointing out, bring your arms out straight in front of you. From here squat down as low as you can, keeping your tailbone tucked under to really work the area. Raise back to the starting position and repeat for a minute.

Arms

Or more specifically banishing bingo wings, which means working on your triceps. Using a dumbbell in each hand, lay on your back with bent knees, feet on the floor. Focusing on one arm at a time, bring your arm all the way up and over your head, repeating 15 times before switching.

Legs

Lunges, like squats, are great for both bums and legs and are one of the simplest moves to do at home. Standing in a split stance, with one leg forward, bend the knees into a lunge so both legs are at right angles. From here you can pulse in the position or get up and change legs into another deep lunge. Repeat for a minute, rest, and then do another three sets.

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