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Day 8…Let’s Go!!!


When you only have 10 minutes

Sohee Lee, a trainer at New York City’s Peak Performance fitness center, reaches for a pair of dumbbells when she only has 10 minutes to spare. “Most women can handle 10 to 15 pounds in each hand,” she says. Hold them at your shoulders and do 7 squat presses—it should take you between 20 and 40 seconds. Then take the rest of that minute to rest and recover. Then switch to plank jacks: Start in plank position and jump your legs out wide, then back in—like you’re doing a horizontal jumping jack with your legs. Again, do seven reps, and spend the remainder of that minute resting. Repeat the sequence 10 times.

Let’s see how many you can do…

toe dipsToe Dips

Targets abs, butt, and quads

  • Stand tall on top of a bench or stair with feet shoulder-width apart, abs engaged. Shift weight to left leg, lifting right foot behind you.
  • Slowly bend left knee, lowering right foot behind you (as if dipping toes into a pool of water). Keep left knee centered over toes. Slowly stand up and repeat for 1 minute; switch sides. Click on the link above to see a demo of this exercise. If you don’t have a stepper you can use a step stool first step, it will give you the same results. Let’s see how many you can do?