4 Easy Moves That Rev Your Metabolism

This 10-minute routine from trainer Larysa DiDio tones every zone and increases calorie burn for hours after you’re done. Bonus: It’s great for small spaces!

How to do it: Perform each exercise for 45 seconds, resting for 30 seconds between moves. Repeat the entire circuit twice.

1. Chair Squat into Biceps Curl

butt booster

Stand in front of a chair with both toes facing forward, feet hip-distance apart, a dumbbell  in each hand. Shift your weight into your heels and squat until your butt taps the chair, then stand and curl both weights toward your shoulders.
Expert tip: Don’t forget to squeeze your butt as you stand.

2.  Knee Lifts With Alternate Arm Raises

knee lifts with alt arm raise

Stand holding a weight in each hand at shoulder height. Raise right knee to chest and left arm overhead, then switch to the other side. Continue alternating opposite arm and opposite leg.
Expert tip: Keep your belly engaged and your chest lifted.

3. Step-Outs

low step outs to back

Stand with your feet together, knees slightly bent, hands on hips with adumbbell in each hand. Bend left knee and extend right leg behind you. Quickly step right foot back to meet left, then immediately extend left leg behind you. Continue alternating legs.
Expert tip: Squeeze through your butt as you extend your leg and keep your abs engaged.

4. Side-to-Side Lunge with a Press

side to side lunge press

Stand in front of a chair with legs out wide, toes facing out and heels in, hands resting lightly on the back of a chair. Bend your right knee and lunge to the right, placing your weight into your right heel. Straighten your right leg to come back to center and raise arms overhead. Repeat on the other side. Continue alternating sides.
Expert tip: Move quickly to increase your heart rate, but don’t sacrifice your form.

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