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How To Cut Your Workout In Half

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    Multitasking isn’t just a way to get things done, it’s a way of life. Every new beauty craze is a one-and-done product, and we can't sit through a whole TV show without checking Instagram or shooting off a few emails. Hey, what can we say? We're children of the digital age. It's no surprise that we want our fitness routines to work double-duty, too.

    So, we tapped Kelvin Gary, trainer and owner of the New York-based studio Body Space Fitness, to come up with three exercises that challenge different muscle groups at the same time. Even better, all the moves count as strength training and cardio — meaning you're free to skip the treadmill session (a definite win in our book).

    Fitness addict and stylist Lindsey Calla of Saucy Glossie is no stranger to doubling down on her workouts. “Your body is a machine with so many parts that work together, so why train them separately?” she says. Who better to demonstrate each move for us? And, since temps are starting to drop, she shows off how to maximize the fitness routine in fall-appropriate adidas gear that wicks away sweat while keeping you warm. With this workout, you'll be ready to multitask your next to-dos in no time.


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    Reverse Lunge With Rotational Overhead Press
    Start standing, and hold one five-pound dumbbell in your right hand with the weight at shoulder-height. Advertisement

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    Perform a reverse lunge by stepping your right leg behind your body and bending at the knees. For this exercise, lower your right knee all the way to the ground until it touches. As you do this, simultaneously press the dumbbell overhead with your palm facing in toward your body.

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    Now, rotate your torso slightly over your front leg, and slowly reverse the exercise to return to standing. Perform 10–15 repetitions, and then repeat on the opposite leg.

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    Single-Leg Deadlift With Dumbbell Row
    Start standing with your feet together, holding a 10-pound dumbbell in your left hand.

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    Shift your weight to your right leg, bend your torso forward, and raise your left foot off the floor and behind your body. Keep your core engaged and a slight bend in your standing leg — aim to form a "T" with your body. The weight should be hanging directly below your shoulder. Go as low as you can while keeping your balance.