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Weightloss Workout: Lose 5 Pounds

The Fastest Way to Lose 5 Pounds

Use explosive plyometric moves to lose weight and sculpt a lean and toned body

Bursting Into Fitness

It's the cruelest of weight-loss conundrums: The closer you get to your ideal weight, the tougher it is to reach it, says L.A.-based celebrity trainer Holly Perkins. The reason: Your body defends its weight and holds on to pounds to maintain its natural balance. The more weight you lose, the harder your body works to hold on to it. But revving up your workouts can counteract this and prevent your body from getting comfy-cozy at your plus-five weight.

A surefire solution: plyometrics. These explosive moves are great muscle builders, get your heart rate up, and work multiple muscles at a time--all of which leads to an extreme calorie burn. That's what makes this megawatt routine the final piece of your weight-loss puzzle: It'll shed that last layer of fat to show off the sculpted, lean physique you've been building all along.

Complete three to five circuits of the exercises to the right, doing eight to 10 reps of each move and going from one to the next without stopping. Rest one minute between circuits. Do this two or three times a week and you'll be zipping up your skinny jeans in no time.

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