Get Shaun T’s Perfect ‘Bikinis and Board Shorts’ Workout for Summer

05/25/2016 at 04:39 PM ET

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If you’re looking to tone up for the summer, look no further than Shaun T‘s “Bikinis and Board Shorts” workout.

The fitness expert put together a four-movement, 15-minute workout so you can firm up from head to toe.

“You gotta look good in the summer, but you gotta feel good too,” he says. “So this is going to be a full body workout that’s going to help you look good in that bikini, and good in your board shorts.”

1. Standing ab burners

“You’re just going to literally keep your leg nice and straight and lift up, keeping your core nice and straight, and you’re going to engage. You’re going to start to feel it in your hip flexors just a little bit – that’s going to burn. But I want you to really crunch down in the core, because it’s going to start to fire up in the abs.” Do 30 seconds with each leg.

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Then you can take it up a notch, and do standing leg pulses, again 30 seconds on each leg. “Go back to the right leg and keep it up in the air, and you’re going to pulse,” Shaun T says. ” The good thing about this, especially when we’re talking about bikinis and board shorts, is not only are your abs going to get really great, but you have a slight bend in the supporting leg and it’s really going to start to fire up your legs. When you work any body part, some other body parts are always benefiting.”

2. Side hops

“The next exercise is all about cardio, and cardio is about burning calories. Sustained cardio for 30 minutes a day will get you the best results.”

“Slightly bending the knees, you’re going to hop side to side. What’s happening here is you’re firing up your legs. When you’re firing up your legs, you’re burning up the most calories because your legs are your largest muscle group in your body. When you start to really move your legs, not only do you burn calories, but it gets your heart rate up really, really quickly.”

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Do this for 60 seconds, and make your hops faster to turn it up a notch. “If it’s too hard – all you have to do is tap side to side. You will still get results and you will still burn calories.”

3. Arm jabs

“A lot of people think you have to lift dumbbells or you have to get on the floor to work your arms, but all you’re going to do is a jab out front. When you’re jabbing out like this, you want to make sure your fist stays right in line with your shoulder.” Do 30 seconds with each arm.

4. Squatted heel lifts

“I’m going to go into a squat. Now, you know it burns calories because it’s the largest muscle group, but I’m going to have a little twist for you that’s really going to help you look good. As you squat down, you’re going to lift your heels up.” Do this for 60 seconds.

Repeat each exercise 3 times for a 15-minute workout.

“Not only will you look good in your bikini, but you’ll feel good in your life.”

Julie Mazziotta @julietmazz

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The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms
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The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

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Tara on

Just once I wish one trainer would help out disabled get good bodies. I have right foot drop and a very weak side.

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