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Jackie Warner's Must-Do Moves For Staying in Bikini Shape

If you're looking to stay in shape during bikini season, check out four moves that trainer Jackie Warner swears by. During the "hardcore" routine, Jackie told us it may feel like you can't lift yourself up again, but that's the perfect time to kick in the extra motivation.

Dumbbell Squats
Two sets of 15 reps with 15-pound dumbbells

  1. Stand with your feet hip distance apart, holding a dumbbell in each hand.
  2. Slowly bend your knees as if you were going to sit in a chair, keeping all the weight in your heels. Don't let your knees move beyond your toes, and don't let the knees roll out or in. The knee should track toward your second toe. Squat down as low as you can, keeping your head and chest lifted, your spine long, and your shoulders relaxed.
  3. Press through your heels and slowly straighten your legs to stand up.
  4. Make sure to keep your spine neutral. Do not round your back.

Jump Squats
10 reps

  1. Stand with feet shoulder width apart, arms at sides.
  2. Start by doing a regular squat but jump as explosively as you can when you rise up, reaching for the ceiling.
  3. When you land, lower your body back into the squat position to complete one rep.

See the rest of Jackie's workout after the break!

Traditional Push-Ups
Two sets of 15 reps

  1. Come into plank position.
  2. Bend your elbows out to the side and lower your chest toward the ground. Stop as soon as your shoulders are in line with your elbows. Then straighten your arms, returning to the start position.

Plank Knee Twist With Push-Up
Two sets of 10 reps

  1. Come into plank position.
  2. Draw your abs in and bend your right knee across and under your body toward your left elbow, allowing your hips to twist.
  3. Do a push-up, return to plank, and repeat on the left side. This is one rep.

For more of Jackie's tips on how to stay in shape this Summer, be sure to watch our interview with her!

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