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7 Moves To Work The Muscles You Don't Use In The Summer

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Summer is a strange combination, fitness-wise: we spend a lot of time lying on our backs soaking up time poolside or beach-front, and the time we are active we're upright: running, biking and rollerblading. The result is a weaker core and tighter hips, and the end of the summer is the perfect time to undo the damage. Gino Caccavale, a fitness professional for 23 years and the owner of Muscle In Motion Personal Training, designed a routine to strengthen your core, loosen your hips and get your body fit and ready for fall.

Before starting this routine, Caccavale recommends a five-minute dynamic warmup of five exercises. Start by jump-roping for one minute (don't worry if you don't have a rope, just use move your wrists and feet in the motion as though you have one), then do one minute of prisoner squats (squats with both hands behind your head, going all the way to the ground), one minute of jumping jacks, one minute of mountain climbers (get in plank position and then draw your left knee into your chest, then alternate knees and repeat rapidly) and then finally one minute of squat thrusts (start standing, jump down into a squat then kick your feet out behind you, moving into plank position, and then jump back up).

Once you've completed the warm-up, do the following seven exercises, performing 10 repetitions of each move. Every week, aim to add two reps. In six weeks you should be up to 20 reps of each exercise, which is a very advanced workout.

7 Moves To Work The Muscles You Don't Use In The Summer
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