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Workouts to Get You Prepared for Spring

Whether it feels like it or not, spring really is right around the corner! Before you know it, it’s going to be time to come out of hibernation and show some skin. Don’t let the warm weather sneak up on you. Start preparing yourself for spring with these workouts!

Begin toning up now with these moves for each body part. Pair these moves with some cardio and you’ll be on track to a killer body in no time!

For Lean Arms:

1. Half Cobra Push Ups


Muscles Worked: Triceps, Shoulders, Lower Back, Chest

Step 1: Lay on the floor with your palms flat on the ground in line with your shoulders.Step 2: Keep your elbows pressed against your sides and push up about half way. Don’t straighten your arms all of the way.Step 3: Hold for a second then lower back down.

Do 3 sets of 10 reps.

2. Mini Arm Circles


Muscles Worked: Triceps, Shoulders, Back, and Biceps

Step 1: You can be standing or sitting up straight. Put your arms out to the side with a slight bend at the elbow and your palms up.Step 2: Make small circles with your arms in this position. Make mini circles clockwise for 60 seconds, then repeat counterclockwise for 60 seconds.

Do 2 sets.

For A Tight Stomach:

3. Double Leg Lift


Muscles Worked: Lower Abs

Step 1: Lay flat on the floor with your legs straight up in the air right above your hips.Step 2: Holding your stomach muscles tight, lower both legs to the ground without resting them down.Step 3: Hold for a second then lift them back up to starting position.

Do 3 sets of 15 reps.

4. Alternating Plank Hip Dips


Muscles Worked: Obliques, Abs, Shoulders

Step 1: Start in plank position on your elbows.Step 2: Keep your stomach muscles tight.Step 3: Dip one hip to the ground, then the other.

Do 3 sets of 15 reps.

For a Round Butt:

5. Mini Leg Circles


Muscles Worked: Butt, Inner and Outer Thighs

Step 1: Start on one knee and one hand with your torso parallel to the ground. Lift the other leg straight out to the side making a line from your torso to your toes.Step 2: Make mini circles clockwise with your leg for 60 seconds, then repeat counterclockwise for 60 seconds.

Do 2 sets on each side.

6. Fire Hydrants


Muscles Worked: Butt and Inner Thighs

Step 1: Start on all fours with your knees directly under your hips and your hands under your shoulders.Step 2: Keeping your knee bent, lift your knee out to the side until your thigh is parallel with the floor.Step 3: Lower your knee back down to starting position and repeat on the same side.

Do 3 sets of 15 reps on each side.

For Muscular Legs:

7. Lunges


Muscles Worked: Legs and Butt

Step 1: Start standing with both feet directly under you.Step 2: Step forward with one leg so your front leg is bent at a 90 degree angle.Step 3: Step back to starting position and repeat.

Do 2 sets of 10 reps on each side.

8. Star Jumps


Muscles Worked: Legs and Butt

Step 1: Stand with your feet hip-width apart, knees slightly bent, and your arms by your side.Step 2:  Jump off the ground with your arms and legs out to the side so your body forms a star in the air.Step 3: Land in starting position.

Do 3 sets of 10 reps.

Jessica is the Campus Correspondent and Editor-in-Chief of Hofstra University's Her Campus Chapter. Jessica, from New Jersey, is a journalism major and psychology minor at Hofstra University. As a dedicated member of her college's Her Campus chapter since her freshman year, she has held the role of staff writer, Snapshot editor, Secretary and now CC. Outside of Her Campus, Jessica's publications include JeannineMorris.com, TheCelebrityCafe.com, FashionWeek.com, The Hofstra Chronicle and the Long Island Report, where she is also a student editor. In her spare time Jessica enjoys being outdoors, camping and hiking, snowboarding in the winter, hitting the Jersey Shore beaches in the summer, working out and spending time with her friends, family, and pets. Check out her fashion, beauty and lifestyle blog at http://Jessie-Leigh.com.
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