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How Paula Patton Got in Shape for 'Mission: Impossible'

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How Paula Patton Got in Shape for 'Mission: Impossible'
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Patton’s Workout: You’ll begin by warming up with a one to two mile jog on the treadmill (or outside if you prefer) followed by total body rhythmic stretches. Repeat the circuit three times. After the workout, remember to cool down with another total body stretch.

You’ll Need: 3-5 lb. dumbbells, exercise mat and a whole ‘lotta stamina!

Plié Squat with Overhead Tricep:
Start in a Grand Plié, feet open wide in second position with hands together and 3-5 lb. dumbbells overhead. Lower down into a plie and bend elbows at the same time lowering weights behind your head. Press back up and squeeze your buttocks, thighs, abs and triceps.

Complete 25 reps.

Plié Squat on Toes:
Go up onto your toes (staying in a grand plié) and hold dumbbells in front of chest. Lower down until thighs are parallel to the floor and 90 degrees to the knees and press back up squeezing the buttocks, thighs, abs and calves.

Complete 25 reps.

Tip: Consult this video with Jenkins if you need help.

Single Kick Touch the Ground:
Kick your right leg forward with control making sure you do not lock out into your knee. Lower the right leg down to the ground and step back with the left leg into a deep lunge (keeping your right knee at a 90-degree angle). Touch the ground with both hands.

Complete 25 reps on both right and left leg.

Tip: Consult this video with Jenkins if you need help.

Reverse Lunge with Arm Circle:
Hold 3-5 lb. dumbbells and step back into a lunge with your right leg, keeping the left knee at a 90-degree angle. Drive through your left leg using your left gluteal muscles to stand back up, lifting your right knee to hip height. At the same time, circle the arms over head engaging abs.

Complete 15 to 25 reps on both right and left leg.

Tip: Consult this video with Jenkins if you need help.

Push-Up to Side Plank Combo
Lower down into a push-up and press up to a side plank on the left side. Lower down into a push-up and press up to a side plank on the right side.

Alternate push-up to side plank for a total of 16-20 reps.

Tip: Consult this video with Jenkins if you need help.

Abdominal V-Up
Sit on a mat or the floor in the shape of a ball with your hands wrapped around your legs and feet off floor. Squeeze your abs tight and slowly lower your lower back and midback to floor while extending your legs out in front on a diagonal and arms to the side. Squeeze your abs tight and exhale as you slowly pull yourself back up into a ball.

Complete 15 to 25 reps.

Tip: Consult this video with Jenkins if you need help.

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