Want to tone your lower half? Try this exercise from E! host Maria Menounosâ circuit routine. Though the name may sound funny, deadlifts will seriously sculpt your quadriceps, glutes, and hamstrings, while working your core, too.
Here's how to do it: Stand with your feet hip-width apart, knees slightly bent and a 5-pound dumbbell in each hand. Keeping your weight in your heels, push your hips back and lower your torso as you slide the dumbbells down the front of your thighs to just below your knees. (Your shoulders should be back.) Slowly rise to standing. Repeat 15 times.
Try this move: Deadlift
Have more time for a full workout? You can do this exercise as part of a fat-melting circuit. Watch Maria Menounos, author of Every Girlâs Guide to Diet and Fitness ($14, amazon.com), show you how to do a speedy, 7-move exercise routine. Do the circuit two to three times to get a great workout in less than 20 minutes.