5-Minute Fitness: Twist and Tone Your Body

Strengthen your arms, quads, hamstrings, and glutes, as well as your core, with this lunge and twist workout. Grab an exercise ball, or not — your choice!

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Lunge Twist

1 Stand up tall with your feet shoulder-width apart. Extend your arms or hold a fitness ball, if using, directly in front of your chest.

2 Step forward with your right foot, lowering your body until your right thigh is parallel to the ground.

3 While in this position, twist your upper body to the right, keeping your arms in front of you.

4 Push back to an upright position with your forward leg and bring your arms back to the center of your body.

5 Return to the starting position and repeat movement on left side.

Work up to five repetitions on each side, once daily.


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