Cosmopolitan - South Africa
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The Weekend Rewind

The woman behind both Jennifers’ enviable bodies* has a speed workout perfect for big-weekend survival.

You’ve hit the chocolate (hard) and have zero time or inclination to get to the gym. Panic not: Mandy Ingber, the yoga guru trusted by the A-list to keep them in shape – however busy their schedule – has devised a workout that will keep you strong and svelte, and incinerate the chocolate kilo joules long after you’ve demolished the bar. ‘At this time of year, it’s very easy to get off track – so try to do this 15-minute workout every day,’ Ingber says. ‘The sequence targets all areas needed to stimulate digestion, eliminate toxins and strengthen the muscles, turning your body into a fat-burning machine.’

STEP 1

DOWNWARD- DOG KNEE-INS

TARGETS: Arms and abs

1 Get into downward-dog position, shoulders over wrists, and raise your right leg. 

2 Draw your right knee towards your forehead, then raise it behind you. 

3 Bring the right knee towards your left triceps, then raise it behind you. 

4 Bring the right knee to the right elbow, then raise it behind you. Repeat all with your left leg. Do this three times. Keep breathing.

STEP 2

PLANK TO FOREARM PLANK

TARGETS: Abs and forearms

1 Hold a high


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