Sculpt your curvy body

by SheKnows
Jan 20, 2013 at 10:58 a.m. ET
To keep your upper arms tight and your booty poppin', you can't go wrong with the squat press exercise. Squat down and hold dumbbells at shoulder height. As you stand, press the dumbbells straight up over your head. Perform two sets of 12 to 15 repetitions.

1 /6: Spider plank

1/6 :Spider plank

Tighten up your tummy with this spider plank exercise. Start in the plank position with your arms fully extended, and rotate one hip outward, drawing your knee up toward your elbow. Return to the starting position and repeat on the opposite side. Perform 12 repetitions per side.

2 /6: Curtsy lunge with biceps curl

2/6 :Curtsy lunge with biceps curl

Performing a curtsy lunge will help tone up your thighs, and when you add a biceps curl to your lunge, you'll also strengthen your arms. Simply stand with dumbbells in each hand. Step one leg back and cross it behind your other leg. As you lower yourself into a lunge, curl your dumbbells up toward your shoulders. Return to start, repeating 12 times before switching sides.

3 /6: Plank jacks

3/6 :Plank jacks

Plank jacks will tighten up your core while also targeting your hips. Start in a plank position, and balance on your forearms. Jump your feet out to the sides and back in again as if you were performing a jumping jack. Complete two sets of 15 to 20 repetitions.

4 /6: Balance skull crushers

4/6 :Balance skull crushers

Tighten up your triceps with the skull crushers exercise. Lie on a stability ball as if it was a bench. Hold a dumbbell in each hand, and extend your arms directly over your chest. Bend your elbows, and lower the dumbbells toward your forehead. When your elbows form a 90-degree angle, reverse the movement and return to start. Do two sets of 12 repetitions.

5 /6: Assisted pull-up

5/6 :Assisted pull-up

Strengthen your back and banish "bra fat" with an assisted pull-up exercise. Grasp Lebert Equalizer bars or a low bar at the gym, and hang directly under the bar with your hips raised and your feet flat on the floor. Pull yourself up to the bar then lower yourself back to start. Repeat 10 to 12 times.

6 /6: Sculpt your curvy body

6/6 :Sculpt your curvy body

If you're curvy-licious like Kim Kardashian or Christina Hendricks, you can keep your curvy figure while toning up your trouble zones with this series of exercises. Don't forget to round out your workout with at least three bouts of cardio each week.