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No time for the gym?  You can achieve an effective entire-body workout with just these four exercises:

  1. Burpee (whole body) – This is a great warmup exercise to start with because it gets your heart pumping!  Crouch down, place your hands on the ground and scoot your legs out from behind you.  You should end up in the upright position of a push-up.  Then, reverse back into the crouch position and hop back up to a standing position.  Jump in the air as high as you can.  That completes one repetition.  Continue on to perform 20 reps.
  2. Body-Weight Squat (glutes, thighs, calves) – In this exercise, stand with your feet shoulder width apart.  Lower your body as if sitting in a chair, until your thighs are parallel to the floor.  Pause for 5 seconds and slowly return to your starting position to complete one repetition.  Do 3 sets of 10.
  3. Oblique Elbow Taps (obliques, abs) – Sit on the floor with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor.  Place your fingertips on your navel and your elbows out to your sides.  Rotate your torso to the right towards the floor and tap your right elbow to the floor 8 times.  Return to an upright position and do the same on your left side.  Lie back on the floor to rest for 5 seconds, and then roll back up, and repeat the whole set 5 times.
  4. Quadruped (core, lower back, hips) – Position yourself on hands and knees.  Keep your abs tight and raise your right arm and your left leg.  Hold for 3 breaths.  Return to starting position, then raise your left arm and right leg and hold again.  Do 15 repetitions.