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Need to shape up? Get toned fast, and have fun doing it, with the basic exercises in this Howcast video series.
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Lie on your back with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor.
Place hands behind head
Cross your hands on your chest or place them behind your head.
Lift your shoulders off of the floor and aim your right side, or right elbow towards your left knee.
Exhale as you lift, and hold for a second.
Return to starting position
Return slowly to the starting position. Inhale on the way down.
Repeat for 8 to 15 repetitions, then switch to the other side. Feel the power in your core.