Sag Stopper:  Start in a lunge with a band looped under back foot. Hold an end in each hand by shoulders, arms bent and parallel to floor, elbows behind you. Press arms straight out to front, level with shoulders (as shown). Slowly and with control, bring arms back to start so you feel chest stretch open. Do eight reps. Switch legs and repeat.

X-Raise

Works: back, chest, shoulders, butt, legs

Stand with feet hip-width apart, the end of a band under each foot. Hold the other end in the opposite hand so bands crisscross in front of you, hands at sides. Bend knees and squat, extending arms out slightly to sides. As you straighten legs to stand, simultaneously reach up and out (as shown). Return to squat for one rep. Do 12 reps.

3: Breast-in-Show Row

Works: chest, shoulders, back, abs, obliques, butt, legs

Stand on left leg, loop band around right foot and hold an end in each hand. Extend right leg and arms out in front of you to start. Bend arms and draw elbows straight back (as shown). Be careful not to hunch forward; keep back straight and shoulders down and back. Slowly release arms, keeping leg extended. Do eight reps. Switch legs and repeat.

Full Circle

Works: chest, shoulders, triceps

Start in a push-up position on knees or toes with hands set wide. In one fluid, circular motion, shift weight to right arm (as shown), lower yourself toward floor, then shift weight across body to left arm and push yourself back up to start. Do four reps, then switch directions, lowering on left side first, for four more reps.

Superwoman Slide

Works: chest, shoulders, back, abs

Start in a push-up position, hands directly under shoulders, resting on paper or plastic plates (for carpet) or washcloths (on wood or linoleum) as gliders. Keeping arms straight, slowly slide them out in front of you in a V shape to lower chest toward floor (as shown). Hover above floor if possible, then rest on floor. Bend arms to slide hands under shoulders and push up to start. Do eight reps.

Written by jale