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The Only 10-Minute Indoor Workout You’ll Need This Winter

Exercise 5: Floating Lunge

The Only 10-Minute Indoor Workout You'll Need This WinterCourtesy Lauren Chiarello Mika

Strap length: About mid-thigh

Starting position: Use the same starting position as the Curtsy Lunge: Face the door and grasp the handles with your palms facing each other, elbow next to your ribs. Walk back until straps are taut, then raise your right leg with a slight bend in the knee.

Action: Dip with your left leg as you take your right leg behind you. Slowly return to the starting position; do 12 reps, then switch legs and do 12 more. You can make this easier by tapping the toes of your raised leg before returning to the starting position. If you enjoy this challenge for your thighs, you’ll love these 10 best exercises for your thighs.

Exercise 6: Plank to Pike

The Only 10-Minute Indoor Workout You'll Need This WinterCourtesy Lauren Chiarello Mika

Strap length: About mid-calf

Starting position: Face away from the door and support your upper body on your forearms, hands flat; place your feet in the loops, and support your body in a forearm plank.

Action: Engage your abdomen, lower back, glutes, and thighs as you raise your hips toward the ceiling. Hold, and then return to the starting position; one repetition may be enough—you can work up to three strong, slow reps. If the move is too challenging, just hold the plank.

Exercise 7: Side Plank

The Only 10-Minute Indoor Workout You'll Need This WinterCourtesy Lauren Chiarello Mika

Strap length: About mid-calf

Starting Position: On your right side, rest on your right forearm—left hand pressed into the ground for support—with your right hip on the ground. Place your feet in the loops, with your left foot slightly in front of the right.

Action: Slowly press your inner thighs together and lift your left hip up into a side plank. Hold for 30 seconds, then slowly lower; one repetition may be enough—you can work up to three strong, slow reps. To make the move easier, hold the plank for 10-20 seconds. If you enjoy planks, try these upgrades to get more from the move.

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