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Kerry Washington's Scandalous Workout
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Kerry Washington's Scandalous Workout

This Pilates workout from celebrity trainer Nonna Gleyzer works your entire body but pays extra attention to the lower abs. The low-impact toning moves work your muscles to exhaustion without risk of injury, so you'll always feel as good as you look!

How it works: Do 1 set of each exercise in order, with little to no rest between moves. For best results, do this workout up to four days per week, alternating it with 45 minutes of cardio on a treadmill or elliptical machine.
You will need: Foam roller, Resistance band, Towel
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Kerry Washington's Scandalous Workout
Kerry Washington's Scandalous Workout A
Kerry Washington's Scandalous Workout B

Recommended:

Sets:
2
Reps:
10
  1. AStand in a split stance with left foot on center of a resistance band, right foot behind body. Bend both knees slightly. Place wrists inside handles of band with palms facing down and hands to your sides. Keep the handle of band slightly higher than edge of wrists for best support. Pull stomach in and keep shoulders down during the entire movement.
  2. BLift arms out to sides of shoulders and inhale. Bring arms back down to the starting position while you exhale. That's one rep. Complete all reps on one leg. Repeat on the other side.
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Shoulder-Sculpting Circles
Kerry Washington's Scandalous Workout A
Kerry Washington's Scandalous Workout B

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Sets:
2
Reps:
10
  1. AKeep wrists inside handles of resistance band with palms facing down, bring arms in front of body to shoulder height.
  2. BBring arms out to each side with fingertips reaching toward opposite walls. Lower arms, moving in a circular motion. That's one rep. Repeat movement in opposite direction to complete one rep. Do all reps with left leg forward, then repeat on the other side.
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Double Leg Extension
Kerry Washington's Scandalous Workout A
Kerry Washington's Scandalous Workout B
Kerry Washington's Scandalous Workout C

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Sets:
1
Reps:
10
  1. A Lie faceup with a foam roller under lower back and towel under neck for support. Brace core in tight and place hands on each side of roller.
  2. BKeeping core tight, lift knees to chest.
  3. CStraighten knees and extend feet diagonally, hold for 1 beat and then return to chest. That’s one rep.
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Double Leg Stretch
Kerry Washington's Scandalous Workout A
Kerry Washington's Scandalous Workout B

Recommended:

Sets:
1
Reps:
10
  1. ALie faceup with lower back on a foam roller, knees bent in toward chest, and hands on each side of the roller.
  2. BStraighten legs and stretch feet straight up to the ceiling, keeping toes pointed. Hold for 1 beat and then slowly return to the starting position. That’s one rep.
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Hamstrings Warm-Up
Kerry Washington's Scandalous Workout A
Kerry Washington's Scandalous Workout B

Recommended:

Sets:
1
Reps:
10
  1. ALie faceup with lower back on foam roller, hands on each side. Raise legs straight up to ceiling with toes pointed and core tight.
  2. BKeeping legs straight up, flex toes. Hold for 1 beat, then point again. That’s one rep.
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Big Walking
Kerry Washington's Scandalous Workout A
Kerry Washington's Scandalous Workout B
Kerry Washington's Scandalous Workout C

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Sets:
1
Reps:
10
  1. AStart with lower back on foam roller, hands on each side, legs straight up to ceiling with toes pointed and core tight.
  2. BScissor legs, right leg toward top of head, left leg toward the floor, keeping core tight.
  3. CSwitch legs, keeping toes pointed and core tight. That's one rep.
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Shoulder Bridge
Kerry Washington's Scandalous Workout A
Kerry Washington's Scandalous Workout B
Kerry Washington's Scandalous Workout C
Kerry Washington's Scandalous Workout D

Recommended:

Sets:
2
Reps:
10
  1. ALie faceup with knees bent, feet flat. Raise hips to a low bridge, core tight.
  2. BWithout letting hips drop, extend right foot with toes pointed.
  3. CWithout letting hips drop, extend leg further toward the ceiling, keeping toes pointed and core tight. Hold for 1 beat.
  4. DFlex foot and return to the starting position. That’s one rep.
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Booty Boosters
Kerry Washington's Scandalous Workout A
Kerry Washington's Scandalous Workout B
Kerry Washington's Scandalous Workout C

Recommended:

Sets:
1
Reps:
10
  1. ALie faceup with knees bent, feet flat. Raise hips to a low bridge, core tight.
  2. BSqueezing glutes and tightening core, raise heels up and hold for 3 beats.
  3. CLower heels and lift toes up. Hold for 3 beats. That’s one rep.
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