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5 Kenpo karate moves for full-body fitness

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Kenpo Karate: Martial arts fitness

If aerobic dance classes have you yawning, punch and kick your body into shape with Kenpo. Ellen Nalaboff, celebrity fitness guru, life coach, and owner of Ellen's Fitness Studio in New York, challenges you to try this five-move Kenpo karate workout – it not only shreds calories, it will strengthen and tone every muscle in your body.

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Works quadriceps, glutes, core and triceps

Start position: Lower into a squat position and place your hands on the ground with your weight in your hands.

Movement: Push off of your left foot while kicking your right leg back. Return to squat position. Repeat.

Perform: 10 repetitions for each side; 3 sets each

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