Shape up like the stars: gallery

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  1. Palm rotation: Keep your spine straight and look straight ahead. Hold your arms straight out to the sides in line with your shoulders. Start with your palms facing forward, then rotate your shoulders and arms until your palms are facing backwards. Repeat this 20 times fo ...
  2. V: Pull Keep your spine straight and look straight ahead. Hold your arms straight up in a wide V. Stretch your arms up as if you are trying to touch the walls. Then pull your arms down next to your body by squeezing your shoulder blades together. Repeat 20 times for thre ...
  3. Side straight leg lift: Start on your hands and knees. Take your right leg out as far as you can to the side. Point your foot and take your leg as high as you can towards the ceiling. Take your leg a bit higher than your hip, touch your toes to the ground and take it bac ...
  4. Knee touch: Lie on your right side and support yourself with both hands on the mat. Bend both knees slightly. Touch your left knee to the floor in-front of you and then stretch your leg back straight behind you and diagonal up towards the wall. Repeat 20 times for three ...
  5. Straight leg crunches: Lie on your back, legs straight. With your hands behind your head, crunch up towards the ceiling, keeping your head tilted back. Repeat 20 times for three sets. Picture: Marilyn Bernard
  6. Straight leg arm reach: Trainer Jane Kilian helps Sian McKay. Lying on your back with straight legs, place one hand behind the head. Stretch the other hand up towards the ceiling and crunch in that position. Repeat 20 times on that side and then repeat using the other ar ...
 

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