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Get Fit For Summer: Challenge 8, Share Your Fave Strength Training Moves

We know that bikini season is right around the corner, and to help you get fit for Summer we've created a series of weekly fitness and health challenges. To add a little incentive, throughout the rest of Spring we'll be awarding a weekly prize of a $100 New Balance gift card to participating readers. To be eligible to win, create a post in the Get Fit For Summer community group as each challenge comes up.

This week's challenge: For me, a workout doesn't feel complete unless I do some push-ups and some form of lunges; they're the staples of my fitness life. What about you? Tell us what strength training exercises move you . . . literally. Squats? Side planks? Crunches? Share your go-to exercises in a blog post in our Get Fit For Summer community group. Tell us how often you do these moves and why you love them. If you're looking for some new strength training moves, try our no-equipment-necessary circuit workout. Just download and print out this PDF.

Remember, by completing this challenge you will be entered into a random drawing for a $100 gift card from New Balance. Just be sure to complete the challenge by 11:59 p.m. PDT June 5 to enter. Need to know more? See the official rules here.

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mndyhywrd mndyhywrd 5 years
Traditional push-ups are a favorite...they work so many different muscle groups at once! I do 20-30 at least 2 or 3 times a were. For a great leg and core workout, I love kettle bell swings. I currently do 4 sets of 10-15 reps 2x a week using a 30lb dumbbell. For abs, I've found side plank dips and reverse crunches to be rather effective. I do 2 sets of 15-20 reps of these, 2x a week. For an added bonus, i'll sometimes hold a 10 lb weight while doing the reverse crunches!
mndyhywrd mndyhywrd 5 years
Traditional push-ups are a favorite...they work so many different muscle groups at once! I do 20-30 at least 2 or 3 times a were.For a great leg and core workout, I love kettle bell swings. I currently do 4 sets of 10-15 reps 2x a week using a 30lb dumbbell.For abs, I've found side plank dips and reverse crunches to be rather effective. I do 2 sets of 15-20 reps of these, 2x a week. For an added bonus, i'll sometimes hold a 10 lb weight while doing the reverse crunches!
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