The One Workout Move You NEED To Try This Weekend

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Here’s the thing about most ab exercises — they're boring. We asked in-demand trainer Katia Pryce, creator of KPDanceBody to share a simple, waist-firming exercise. Her fun pick, the lasso, will challenge your core while also engaging the muscles of your upper body. It's kind of like a standing oblique crunch, but better. (And, let's admit it, sexier.)

Pryce is known for her fast-paced, fun-but-tough classes that blend high-intensity intervals, dance cardio routines, and body sculpting moves. So, for the days you're just so over planks, give the ab lasso a try. Click through to see a step-by-step on how to give your core a standing ovation.

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Begin by standing with your feet slightly wider that hip-width apart and your toes facing forward. Hold a light dumbbell (one to three pounds) in each hand. Place your left hand on your left hip and raise your right hand over your head so the weight falls over the left shoulder. Be sure to keep a slight bend in your elbow, and shift your body weight to your left leg and lean your hips to the left.
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Start to bring your right arm over so the weight is now over your right shoulder, and shift your body weight and torso in the opposite direction. Then, reverse the movement so that you’re back at the starting position.
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Now, put all the steps together, and continue moving back and forth for 10-20 reps. Don’t forget to switch sides.



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