Stacy Keibler’s Amazing 18-Minute Workout

Stacy KeiblerThose toned legs, sleek abs, firm booty… Our latest girl crush is ex–pro wrestler and Dancing with the Stars vet Stacy Keibler, who has one awesome body. Snag her quickie workout and you’ll be just as smokin’. Now if only you could steal her boyfriend (hello, George Clooney!), too.

THE DETAILS: Celebrity trainer Juliet Kaska created this routine to strengthen every show-it-off-for-summer muscle (shoulders, triceps, abs, butt and legs—that means you) while ratcheting your heart rate higher and higher. The result: “You’ll burn extra calories for up to 48 hours after,” Kaska says. Fire. It. Up. All you need are 18 minutes and a handled resistance band. Do one sexy sizzler (a combo of strength, cardio and core exercises that will take about six minutes) three times total without any breathers—the calorie-incinerating crux! Try a different sizzler four or five times a week. In a month, you’ll want to put on a racy little number and pose with your honey, too.

SEXY SIZZLER 1

THE KNOCKOUT  

knockout

Works shoulders, triceps, back
Anchor band behind you; stand facing away about 3 feet from anchor. Hold a handle in each hand at shoulder height, elbows bent and facing out, feet staggered wide with left foot in front, knee slightly bent. Punch forward with right hand (as shown), then with left; then punch with both hands together for 1 rep. Do 20 reps.

SVELTE REACH

svelt reach

Works shoulders, triceps, biceps, obliques
Anchor band at head height; hold ends together with both hands. Stand with left side parallel to anchor, a few steps away, and feet hip-width apart. Extend arms overhead; lean to right until you feel muscles in left side engage (as shown); return to start. Do 20 reps. Switch sides.

CARDIO STAR POWER

star power

Works shoulders, back, abs, butt, legs
With feet hip-width apart, squat down low on balls of feet, resting fingertips on ground in front of you (as shown). Spring up, extending legs and arms wide to create a five-point-star shape with hands, head and feet. Land with soft knees; return to start; repeat immediately. Continue for 2 minutes.

SEXY SIZZLER 2

LEANER LUNGE

leaner lunge

Works shoulders, back, abs, obliques, butt, legs
Stand with legs staggered, left leg in front, knees bent and center of band under left foot; grab handle with right hand, left hand on hip, torso turned to left (as shown). Rise, straightening both legs and rotating hips forward; extend right hand overhead. Lower to return to start. Do 20 reps. Switch sides; repeat.

CARDIO BALLERINA BOUND

ballerina

Works arms, abs, butt, legs
Stand with feet together, arms down. Crouch low, keeping back flat and abs tight. Leap up, swinging arms out straight and across body to right and landing on right foot, knee soft, left leg raised and bent behind you (as shown). Quickly reverse move to opposite side, leaping back and forth for 2 minutes.

CORE BICYCLE MEGA BURNER

mega burner

Works abs, obliques
Lie faceup with hands behind head, elbows out, legs lifted, knees bent over hips. Extend right leg and twist upper body to left side (as shown), reaching right elbow toward left knee. Hold, and do 10 small pulses; repeat on opposite side for 1 set. Do 5 sets.

SEXY SIZZLER 3

“T” FOR TONED

t for toned


Works triceps, back, hips, butt, legs
Place center of band underneath right foot; hold opposite end in left hand. Extend right arm above head; slowly extend left leg behind you, dropping chest until you create a line from fingertips to toes parallel to ground. Extend left arm behind you (as shown); bend elbow and repeat; do 20 reps. Repeat on opposite side.

CORE BELLY BLASTER

core


Works shoulders, triceps, abs
Anchor a band about 3 feet off ground; lie faceup, grasping a handle in each hand. Bend knees over hips; extend arms upward. Crunch up, raising shoulders off ground; extend right leg while you lower arms to sides (as shown). Bring right knee back in as you raise arms back overhead; repeat on opposite side for 1 rep. Do 20 reps, then lower shoulders back to ground for a break, and repeat.

CARDIO FAST FEET

fast feet

Works abs, quads, calves
Stand in front of stairs or a 6- to 8-inch step. Hop from foot to foot, tapping the ball of each foot alternately on top of the step (as shown). Feeling strong? Pump arms to increase the intensity. Continue for 2 minutes.

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