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How to get in shape: push-ups and glute squeeze

How to... be fitter than ever

The new year is approaching, and that means it's time to start drafting those fitness and health resolutions. Goals are easier to accomplish if you have a set routine that delivers fast and consistent results. Add this move to your fitness routine for a great full-body workout.

Woman doing push-ups

The push-up and glute squeeze is a compound movement that involves many large muscle groups. Compound movements are great for full-body toning and provide faster results than a standard exercise using only one group. This move works the glutes, triceps and strengthens the core muscles, the three muscle groups that women want to tone the most.

Step 1: 

Start in a push-up position. If you can't support your full weight, you can rest your knees on the floor to modify the movement. Keeping your core tight, perform a push-up.

Step 2:

After you do the push-up, bring your knees up from the ground into a plank position. Raise one leg and pulse it up and down five times. Then switch legs and repeat the movement.

Step 3:

Go back to push-up position and repeat the set at least five times for a good workout.

Incorporating compound movements such as these into your workout will help you meet your fitness goals. Work out at least three times a week and eat smart to ensure the best results.

Happy resolution-making!

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