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Adding to the fitness walk

October 06, 2003|Karen Voight | Karen Voight can be reached at kvoightla@aol.com.

It's easy to include this all-in-one exercise into a fitness walk. All you need is a sturdy fence or bar to help shape up your buttocks and thighs with this move.

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1 Stand with feet shoulder-width apart and toes facing forward. Holding on to a secure bar, bend your knees and sit back, bringing hips behind heels. Keep your back straight, with your abdominal muscles firmly pulled in.

2 Balance over your right leg as you straighten up and raise your left leg to the side. Keep shoulders and hips square to the front. Lift your left foot to about knee level. Make sure you don't lean your torso away from your raised leg. Keep your foot flexed and knee straight. Lower your leg to the starting position, with your feet at shoulder width. Repeat 15 times on the same leg, then switch legs and repeat. Do up to three repetitions with each leg.

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-- Karen Voight

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