Fitness guru Brett Hoebel (a.k.a. "El Capitan") has worked as a trainer on NBC's Biggest Loser, as a health expert for the Food Network and now has a series of comprehensive workouts called the 20 Minute Body. The workouts look a lot like weight-free interval training to us – which is a good thing. Here, Brett recommends doing four sets of five moves, with 30 seconds of activity followed by 30 seconds of rest for each move. Shoot for 10 to 12 reps with each set, and feel the burn.
Keep working your arms with a set of push-ups. Make sure to tuck your tailbone, keeping your hips and thighs in a straight line with your feet in line with your hips. Hoebel suggests rolling up a towel lengthwise and placing it underneath you so that it runs from your waist to your chin. Make sure that your chest and waist touch the towel at the same time to ensure proper form, which will work your abs, hip flexors and thighs in addition to your arms.
Advanced version: Work your hamstring and lower back by doing this exercise with one foot raised off of the ground.
Brett's Tip: Squeeze your legs, butt and abs when you exhale and push off of the ground.
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