When it comes to your health and fitness goals, big change can come from small wins. Caprice O’Bryant — certified personal trainer, nutritionist and owner of Excuse Free Fitness in Homewood, IL — shares six exercises that you can master at home or at the gym.
1. Plank Rocks
If you’re bored with planks, O’Bryant says that this version is nothing like your normal move.
While in a plank position, push with your toes and rock yourself forward. Your shoulders should be in front of your elbows. Push back until you are back into a normal plank position where your shoulders and elbows should be back in line. Rock for 30 seconds, hold for 30, and repeat.
2. Side Lunge to Kick
“Don’t forget your inner thighs!” says O’Bryant. “This combo move targets your glutes & those stubborn inner thighs.”
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Stand in a squat position with one leg extended out toward the side of your body but with both feet flat on the floor. Push off of the floor with your bent leg and shift your weight to the extended leg. Once you are balanced on this leg, kick out to the side with the leg that was bent. Repeat then switch legs.