What if you could have slimmer hips, firmer thighs, flatter abs, more defined arms and clearer, younger-looking skin in just six weeks? Dr. Christine Lydon has written a book about her six week eating and exercise program called Ten Years Thinner. And the best part is: no gym is required. Here are a few of the exercises she shared to help you look a decade younger:
Do a squat and press the dumbbells above your shoulders into the air. It's a great lower and upper body exercise that hits your butt, thighs, shoulders and triceps--all with one movement!
Stand with a narrow stance, then squat, and do a lateral raise with the dumbbells. This is good for the shoulders and lower body.
Lunge forward and do bicep curls at the same time with your dumbbells. This is good for the butt, the biceps and that pesky saddle bag area, your hamstrings!
All you need is a stable surface and dumbbells for this exercise. Lean with your lower back against the chair; it should be a half-squat position. Holding dumbbells and with arms tight to the body, raise the weights until they reach your shoulders. This is good primarily for the lat muscles.
These are done with a pillow. Lie on your back, raise your knees into a 45-degree angle, place a pillow between the calves and hamstrings and squeeze your abs. This is a safe and effective way to work on your abs.
A lot of women like to do pushups using their knees, which isn't the best technique. If you're a novice, try doing the pushup on an angle, which can be done by using a table or wall as support. You can then graduate slowly to a regular pushup on the floor. This is a good upper body workout, working the triceps, chest, shoulders and core.