How to Do The Hero Exercise That Tones Your Abs, Arms, and Booty

Best part—you can do it in front of the TV.

via LEKFit

I’m a self-professed fitness lover.


Group workout classes, solo sweat sessions, 5ks to marathons, impromptu yoga on the beach—you name it, and I’m down to try it. But lately, I just don’t feel motivated to exercise. Despite the fact that I’ve got a big race coming up in a few months, it seems I’d rather spend my time doing anything but exercise … But mostly I want to sit by my fireplace in my sweats and sip on CBD-laced Moon Juice tonics. Is it winter weather? Did I get bitten by the hygge bug? Or am I just burnt out?

Probably all of the above. Whatever the cause, I’ve been searching for the Holy Grail of workouts—something that’s quick, effective, fun, and yields results. Ideally, I want to do this workout for like, three minutes, and immediately look like Kayla Itsines. Oh yeah, and if I can do it in front of the TV while watching The OA, that’d be a huge plus.

Despite the impossibility of my ask, Lauren Kleban of LEKFit delivered. Ya’ll, there’s a reason those A-listers are obsessed with her! Kleban created a full-body toning movement that’s do-able, but still challenging. I tested it out (while watching Netflix, duh) and can tell you right now—it works. Here’s how to do it at home:

Full Body Sculpt Movement

1. Walk Out and Plank

Standing at the back of your mat, walk out into a plank position. Be sure to engage your glutes and hamstrings, keep your core tight, your shoulders down and your weight evenly distributed.

2. Push Up

Once your body is properly aligned, do a push up. Drop down to your knees if necessary!

3. Knee In, Leg Lift, Tap Ground and Leg Lift Again

Next contract your core to bring your knee in then extend the leg up, lower the leg to tap the ground and lift the leg.

4. Plank and Inchworm Back

Resume your plank then walk your hands back to your feet, slowly roll up and repeat with the other leg.

5. Repeat With Other Leg

Continue to alternate legs for a total of 10 reps.
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