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Dumbbell Crossover Punch

Adding weights to the classic sit-up brings a whole new level of toning to your workout.

  • Begin by lying on your back with your knees bent and your feet flat on the ground, about two feet from your butt. Hold weights, five- to eight-pound dumbbells, in both hands at your chest with your elbows on the floor.
  • Keeping your hands at your chest, roll up to a sitting position. Twist your ribs to the left as you "punch" your right hand to the outside of the left knee.
  • Bring the right hand back to your chest as you untwist, bringing your torso back to the center, and roll down to the ground.
  • Repeat the sit-up, twisting to the right side to complete one rep.
  • Fifteen reps complete a set.

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