Dancing With the Stars: The Workout

Credit: Patrik Giardino

Plié and Pulse

Benefit: Strengthens and stretches thighs, hips and glutes

How to do it: Stand with feet a bit wider than hip-width, toes turned out. With hands on hips and back straight, lower butt toward ground until you feel a stretch in thighs. Pulse, moving ever so slightly up and down, for 10 counts. Rest for 30 to 60 seconds; repeat.

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