Try it! 3 easy toning moves
You can order Escrima sticks from amazon.com for about $20, or use any sticks that are about three feet long and one to two pounds, says Steve Lee, Ali's trainer. A Wiffle ball bat works! Start with these moves, then add a DVD like Forza: The Samurai Sword Workout ($12.43; amazon.com) or Jungshin Fitness Level 1 ($24.95; jungshinfitness.com).
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1. Thrusting lunge. Stand with your feet together, holding a stick in each hand. Then lunge forward with your right leg until your right thigh is parallel to the floor. Simultaneously push the right stick forward and thrust your left elbow back, like Ali is doing above. Try to stretch your body in both directions. Do 20 reps, then switch sides.
2. Half-cut. Stand with your feet together, a slight bend in your knees. With your right arm bent, lift a stick over your head. Take a short step forward with your left foot and "slice" the stick downward so it ends up in front of you at waist level. Return to the starting position; do 20 reps, then switch sides.
3. Meditative arm raises. Sit in a kneeling position with the tops of your feet on the ground. Grab the end of a stick with both hands, one above the other. Hold the stick out in front of you, then inhale as you raise your arms over your head, bending your elbows so the stick ends up behind your back. Exhale as you return to the starting position. Repeat for one minute.
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