30-Day Fitness Challenge For Your Arms, Abs, and Butt

Busy Philipps’ trainer, Lauren Kleban, created a custom workout just for us.

By: Noah Lehava
Photography: Ben Ritter

Isn’t it ironic how we’re starting our next 30-Day toning challenge right on the heels of the long weekend? What can we say, we like to torture ourselves. We kid, we kid. It’s actually quite the perfect reset for all the rosé, hot dogs and spinach dip we’ve consumed over the past 72 hours. So to commence the next month of getting back into our best shape yet, Lauren Kleban, founder of LEK Fit, and trainer to the likes of Busy Philipps and Emmy Rossum, has created a custom Coveteur challenge that focuses on arms, abs, and the butt, just for us and you. We’re the best workout buddies, we swear.

 

The Calendar

 

The Moves

 


Move #1

Stand with your feet parallel and hip-width apart. Make sure your shoulders are down, elbows lifted, wrists down and arms rounded. Keep your core strong and engaged by pulling the belly to spine and keeping your knees soft. Lift your arms up then out and return to start.

 


Move #2

Stand with your feet parallel and hip-width apart. Keep your core strong and engaged by pulling your belly to your spine and keeping your knees soft. Twist slightly to one side and cross your arms at the wrists, lift up on a diagonal and slightly twist to the other side while crossing your arms at your wrist. Continue to alternate.

 


Move #3

Stand with your feet parallel and hip-width apart. Keep your core strong and engaged by pulling your belly to your spine and keeping your knees soft. Hold your arms out to the side, keeping your shoulders down, elbows lifted, wrists down and arms rounded. Cross at the wrist, directly in front of the navel, and bend to extend arms back to the side.

 


Move #4

Stand with your feet parallel and hip-width apart. Keep your core strong and engaged by pulling your belly to your spine and keeping your knees soft. Bend the knee, lifting the foot slightly off the ground, keeping your toes pointed down. Then slowly lift and lower.

 


Move #5

Stand with your feet parallel and hip-width apart. Keep your core strong and engaged by pulling your belly to your spine and keeping your knees soft. Bend the knee, lifting foot slightly off the ground, with your toes pointed down. Slowly lift the leg by engaging the lower abs, then extend the leg behind you by engaging the glutes and hamstrings.

 


Move #6

Stand with your feet parallel and hip-width apart. Keep your core strong and engaged by pulling your belly to your spine and keeping your knees soft. Extend your leg parallel to your back, tap the ground then slowly lift the leg just high enough to engage the glutes (but not so high that it gets into your lower back.) 

 


Move #7

Start in a plank position. Bend your knee into the chest by engaging your lower abs then extend your leg back and up. Repeat.

 


Move #8

Begin in a side plank position. Place your top leg slightly in front of you, bend your elbow and twist so your navel faces the ground. Return to start and repeat. 

 


Move #9

Stand with your feet parallel and hip-width apart. Keep your core strong and engaged by pulling your belly to spine and keeping your knees soft. Squat down, putting your weight on your heels. Then place your hands on the ground.  Hop back in a plank, staying low. Do a plank jack then hop back to a squat and slowly return to start.

 


Move #10

Stand with your feet parallel and hip-width apart. Keep your core strong and engaged by pulling the belly to spine and keeping your knees soft. Do a jumping jack with a twist. Continue to alternate sides. 

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