Sick of biceps curls with heavy weights?
Here is a great move that saves time and lets you “go light” by using a lighter weight but longer lever. By combining and outer thigh lift and standing on one leg, you put yourself off balance which engages the abs. I perform this “Reach for the Stars” multitasking move and many others on my upcoming Red Carpet Runway Workout DVD (more info on http://www.nikkifitness.com/)
Here’s how its done:
Pick up one light weight and hold it in your right hand.
Stand on your right leg and flex your left foot. Lift your straight left leg out to the side, as high as it will go, while lifting your right hand, palm and weight facing the sky. Lower the arm and leg at the same time and repeat for 20 reps. Do the other side to finish the first set.
You’ve just worked outer thighs, shoulders, abs and biceps, without doing a single curl. You can hit the opposing muscle groups with inner thigh plie squats and a french press overhead for the triceps. (For photos of this move, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org)