Mix & Match Workout: Create Your Own Full-Body Routine
Get in gear
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
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
Stand with feet shoulder-width apart. Bring closed fists up under chin and elbows in front of rib cage. Lift left knee; do a front kick with foot flexed. Lower left foot to floor, then lunge back with right leg (left knee over ankle), bringing left hand to left leg. Touch floor with right hand; return to starting position.
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
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.