This move is part of our Intense Cardio and Strength Circuit Workout, which helps strengthen your core and burn calories. You can do this move anywhere, including a sandy beach!

By Rebecca Toback
July 30, 2013
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Get your heart racing with this challenging cardio and strengthening exercise. How to do it: Sit up straight with knees bent, feet hip-width apart on ground, knees over ankles. Hinge back at waist; place hands on ground below shoulders, fingers out. Lift hips to raise body, then bend elbows to point directly back as body dips toward the ground. Push into heels, and straighten arms to come back up; punch right arm across chest, rotating torso to left. Return hand to ground, then immediately dip and twist to opposite side. Continue alternating for 1 minute.Make it easier: Instead of twisting and punching, alternate lifting hands off ground.

This move is part of our Intense Cardio and Strength Circuit Workout, which helps strengthen your core and burn calories. You can do this move anywhere, including a sandy beach!

How to do it: Sit up straight with your knees bent, feet hip-width apart on the floor, knees over ankles. Hinge back at waist, placing your hands on the ground below your shoulders, fingers facing out (as shown). Lift your hips (like in a bridge) to raise your body, and then bend your elbows to point directly back as the body dips toward the ground. Push into your heels, and straighten both your arms to come back up; punch your right arm across chest, rotating your torso to the left. Return hand to ground, then immediately dip and twist to the opposite side. Alternate continuously for one minute.

Make it easier: Instead of twisting and punching, alternate lifting your hands off the ground.

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