Lose 5 Pounds in 2 Weeks With These 8 Workout Moves

Are you still having trouble knocking off that holiday weight? If those desserts are not letting go of your hips, you have to make em’ sweat. Here are 8 workout moves which you can do at home ( NO EXCUSES) and it will take you less than 30 minutes a day. Do these at least 5 times a week and maintain a healthy diet. Things will only look up, and the scale will only look down. Lets get to it!

1) Squat and Shoulder Press

Works butt, thighs, arms

Stand with feet hip-width apart holding five-pound weights in each hand, arms bent, palms facing in. Bend knees and squat, as shown; pause, then stand and press arms straight up over shoulders. Do 8 to 12 reps.

Squat and Shoulder Press

2) Pull Combo

Works butt, thighs, abs

Stand with feet hip-width apart, arms bent 90 degrees, with left hand near hip and right hand up by face, like a sprinter. Bend and lift left knee toward chest, then lean torso forward, extend left arm forward and left leg back, as shown. Return to standing, step left foot behind you and lower into a lunge, arms back in sprinter position; pause. Rise up in one explosive motion, swinging arms so they switch positions, lifting left knee toward chest and rising up onto toes of right foot. Do entire sequence 8 to 12 times; switch legs and repeat.

Pull Combo

 3) Crossover Lunge

Works calves, hamstrings, butt

Stand with arms at shoulder height, palms down. Step forward with right foot, crossing it in front of left. Lower into a curtsylike lunge (right knee shouldn’t go past toes) while twisting torso right, as shown. Untwist, push off right foot, return to start. Do 8 to 12 reps; switch legs and repeat.

Crossover Lunge

4) Inchworm

Works abs, chest, arms

Bend forward, place hands on floor in front of toes, and walk hands forward, as shown, until you reach plank position. Do a push-up, then inch back to start. (Keep belly button pulled in.) Do 8 to 12 reps.

Inchworm

5) Standing Lift

Works obliques, back, shoulders

Stand with left foot in front of right, holding one weight with both hands, arms extended so weight is by right hip. Rotate arms up and across, as shown (don’t twist torso); pause, then return to start. Do 8 to 12 reps; switch sides and repeat.

Standing Lift

6) Side Plank

Works abs, obliques, butt, hips, thighs

Lie on right side with legs extended, hips and feet stacked; prop yourself up on your right forearm, elbow under shoulder, and place left hand on your waist. Slowly lift hips off the floor as high as you can, as shown; hold for 15 to 30 seconds, belly button pulled in toward spine. Lower to start, switch sides and repeat.

Side Plank

7) Biceps Curl

Works biceps, shoulders, back

Stand holding a weight in each hand, arms down, palms facing thighs. Curl weights toward shoulders, rotating palms up toward your chest as you lift, as shown; pause. Lower to start. Do 12 to 15 reps.

Biceps Curl

8) Kickback

Works triceps, back

Stand with right foot in front of left, holding a weight in left hand; lean forward with back flat; bend left elbow 90 degrees. Slowly extend arm back, lifting weight as high as you can, as shown; pause. Lower and repeat. Do 12 to 15 reps; switch sides and repeat.

Kickback

 

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