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YOU'LL NEED: Two sets of weights. Pick a light pair (5 to 8 pounds) for moves 3 and 7; use heavier ones (8 to 12 pounds) for everything else. If you think, "That was easy!" at the end of a set, go up in weight.
HOW: Your goal is 3 sets of 12 reps of each move twice a week on alternate days. Work up to it. You totally got this!
Start in a plank. Walk hands together so thumbs and forefingers form a triangle. Do a complete push-up (as shown) for 1 rep. Too tough? Lower your knees. Do 12 reps.
Sit on edge of a chair, hands on edge of seat, fingers forward, legs extended, feet flexed. Use arms to lift yourself off chair. Bend elbows, lowering body until upper arms are almost parallel to floor, hips directly under shoulders (as shown). Push through hands to rise back up for 1 rep. Do 12 reps.
Stand with feet staggered, right foot in front, left heel lifted, arms at sides, a weight in each hand. Bend elbows to draw weights to rib cage, then bend right knee and lean slightly forward. Maintain this position as you straighten arms behind you (as shown); pause for 1 count. Lower arms to start for 1 rep. Do 12 reps, switching legs halfway through.
Lie faceup with knees bent, feet flat, a weight in each hand. Lift hips to form a straight line from shoulders to knees as you press weights above chest, palms in (as shown). Lower arms out to sides to hover just above floor. Raise arms back to ceiling, then lower hips and weights to start for 1 rep. Do 12 reps.
Start with feet wider than hip-width apart, left foot out, a weight in right hand. With left knee soft, lean left at hip and reach left hand to toes as you extend right arm to ceiling (as shown). Stand, keeping arm lifted and eyes on weight. Lower to start for 1 rep. Do 12 reps. Switch sides; repeat.
Stand with feet hip-width apart, hands at sides, a weight in each hand. Raise left arm in front of you, weight vertical, as you raise right arm to side, weight horizontal, to shoulder level (as shown). Return to start. Repeat, switching arm positions, for 1 rep. Do 12 reps.
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