The 10 Minute Muscle-Toning Exercise You Need to Know by Spring

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With spring just around the corner, we’re gearing up for leg and arm-bearing temps. To prepare, we asked celebrity trainer Nat Bardonnet (whose clients include the always on-point Halle Berry) for a quick workout circuit that will work both problem areas. Here’s what she recommends: 

Exercise 1

Start with three-pound dumbbells (one in each hand). Stand with your legs shoulder-width apart, in a squatting position. Push up into a shoulder press high above your head as you stand up from the squat, breathing out as you do. Repeat 20 times.

Exercise 2

Still holding on to the dumbbells, do backward lunges (which have less risk of knee injury and provide a better stretch in the quadriceps). With each lunge, do a bicep curl, alternating legs. Repeat 20 times.

Exercise 3

For the final move—side lunges—drop your dumbbells. Open your legs wide and bend laterally, alternating toward your right leg and then your left. Try to keep your heels on the ground and your butt back, and tap the outside of your foot with the opposite hand. Repeat 20 times.

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