Mix & Match Workout: Create Your Own Full-Body Routine
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Create your own workout with moves from Violet Zaki, based on her popular Asset Management class at Equinox in New York City.
Choose a move from each group (Upper Body, Lower Body, and Core) for a full-body workout. Do 3 sets of 12 reps per side.
Upper Body: Kickback and Curl
Get down on one knee, holding a 5- to 8-pound weight in each hand; keep arms by sides. Hinge forward at waist and place right elbow (arm still straight) against inner right knee, palm facing center; bend left elbow to bring weight to chest level. Bend right elbow to curl weight up while extending left arm back. Return arms to previous position.
Upper Body: Chest-Press Drive
Lie on back with knees bent, feet shoulder-width apart, right elbow bent, and a 5- to 8-pound weight in right hand. Press left elbow into floor; extend right hand toward ceiling, then tighten abs and lift torso. Slowly return to starting position.
Lower Body: Kick Lunge
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Lower Body: Plie Sweep
Stand with feet at 45 degrees, double-shoulder-width apart. Bring bent arms forward at shoulder level, and stack them. Lift heels 1 inch, then bend knees and push butt back, squatting so thighs are parallel to floor; pulse up and down 3 times. Return to standing, lower heels, and sweep right leg across toward left. Return to starting position.
Core: Floating Hip Bridge
Sit with knees bent and feet on floor; place hands a bit more than shoulder-width behind you (fingers forward). Tighten abs, lift hips. Crunch upper body forward and swing hips back; pulse up and down 3 times. Swing hips forward and up into hip bridge.
Core: Plank with Elbow Lift
Get into push-up position with feet shoulder-width apart and hands under shoulders. With abs engaged, squeeze upper-back muscles while drawing left elbow back and up (arm close to body, as shown). Slowly straighten arm back down to floor.