Like fine wine, Jennifer Lopez seems to get better with age, and here is the workout that helps her keep that amazing figure.
Do 30 reps of each move in the series on one side, then repeat the sequence on the other. Wear ankle weights for these moves; start with 1 1/2 or 2 pounds and build up to 5 pounds (that’s what J.Lo uses). If you don’t own a pair of ankle weights, you can try the Ivation Premium High-Quality Ankle Weights Set ($19; amazon.com).
1. Flexed Knee Pull and Arabesque
Start on all fours; lower down to forearms and clasp hands. Pull left knee forward toward chest; flex foot (A). Keeping foot flexed, extend left leg back and up (B). Reverse motion to lower left leg back to “A.” Knees should hover over the floor.
2. Lunge Arabesque
Kneel with body upright. Step right foot out to the side, hands on hips, coming into a kneeling side lunch (A). Lower body forward to come down to forearms; clasp hands and extend right leg back and up (B). Lift torso as you lower right leg back to “A.” Try not to hunch shoulders.
3. Coupé Push-Up to Attitude
Lie facedown with elbows close to torso and hands under shoulders. Bend left leg, crossing left ankle over back of right knee (A). Pushing body up and back, come onto right knee as you lift left leg up (B). Reverse motion to lower back to “A.” Push body back, forming a diagonal line form shoulders to hands.
4. Lifting Side Kick
Sit on right hip with knees bent, left hand on left hip and left leg slightly in front of right with foot on the floor. Lower down to right forearm (A). Lift hips until you’re balancing on right shin; kick left leg up (B). Lower back to “A.”
5. Shoulder Balance with Leg Pull
Start on all fours. Thread right arm under chest as you lower down until head and right shoulder are resting on the floor, keeping left hand down for support. Shift hips slightly forward. Extend left leg out to the side, toes on the floor (A). Holding the upper-body position, lift left leg up; point foot (B). Reverse motion back to “A.”
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