Tone up against a wall These creative moves from Tobin require only the support of a wall—making them great go-tos when traveling.
PUSH-UP Works shoulders, triceps, chest, abs, butt Stand facing a wall and place your hands on it at shoulder height so arms are fully extended to start. Bend elbows close to your sides to lower body until chest grazes wall, then push back to starting position for 1 rep. Do 2 or 3 sets of 12 to 15 reps.
SIT AND CRUNCH Works obliques, butt, quads Stand with back to wall, feet hip-width apart, hands behind head, and elbows bent. Squat to start. Keep arms pressed into wall and slowly lower left elbow toward left ribs. Pause, then return to starting position. Repeat on right side to complete 1 rep. Do 2 or 3 sets of 12 to 15 reps.
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REVERSE WALK Works shoulders, chest, abs, butt, quads, hamstrings Start in plank with feet pressed firmly into the wall. Walk your feet up the wall as you step your hands toward the wall. Get as close to the wall as you can; pause, then reverse the move to return to starting position for 1 rep. Do 2 or 3 sets of 8 to 10 reps.
MARCHING BRIDGE Works abs, butt, hamstrings Lie faceup with knees bent and feet on the wall. Lift your hips up so body is in a straight line from shoulders to knees to start. Pull left knee forward at a 90-degree angle to bring foot off of wall [shown]. Pause, then return to start and repeat with right leg for 1 rep. Do 2 or 3 sets of 8 to 10 reps.