This MMA-inspired move works your body from head to toe and really helps to develop functional core strength, agility, and control, says Guillermo Gomez, a fourth-degree black belt, kickboxing instructor, and star of the Cross Training for Fitness DVD.
How to do it: Sit with your right knee bent in front of your body on the floor and left leg behind you (both legs bends at about 90 degrees). Place your hands on the ground in front of your right leg and bend your elbows slightly. Brace your abs in tight and push off the ground with your arms, swinging both legs out straight in front of you [as shown] and around to the right, landing with your left leg forward and right leg back, elbows bent, and chest low to the floor (as if doing a pushup). That’s one rep. Try up to 10 reps in a row, alternating sides each time.