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A Fast Workout For When You're Short on Space and Time

Apr 17 2014 - 5:28pm

Celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak is known for whipping famous bodies (like Katy Perry [1], Jessica Simpson [2], and Rihanna [3]) into shape, fast. And while the trainer is a spokesperson for gym equipment manufacturer Cybex [4], we asked him to share a workout that anyone can do, even if they don't have a gym membership (or personal gym!). Get the five-move workout, perfect for almost any small space, below. Repeat two to three times for an effective workout in under 30 minutes.

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Reverse Lunge

The reverse lunge works your lower body but is a little easier on the knees than the classic lunge.

Superman

The Superman [6] is a simple, no-equipment-needed exercise that helps keep your back strong and butt toned. Here's how to do it:

Ball Pike to Plank

Make sure the ball is sized to your body; you should be able to sit on the ball with 90-degree angles at your hips and knees. If you don't have an exercise ball, use two sliders or paper plates on carpet to slide up to pike position.

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Diamond Push-Ups

This push-up variation targets the triceps.

Lying Hamstring Curl

This move tones your butt and backs of the thighs. Harley recommends doing this move with one leg raised; to do so, plant one foot on the ball, and lift your other leg up, keeping it straight the whole time. Here's how to do it with both feet:

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