It’s always a good time for leaner thighs and legs no matter the season. Just think skinny jeans, leggings and bikini bottoms. To get those legs, this workout will work wonders for you. This workout has 5 great exercises that will tone and tighten your thighs and legs, not to mention your buttocks.
Do this five minute routine 3 days a week with two to three days of cardio. And when you combine this workout with some clean eating, I can guarantee that you’ll be ready for skinny jeans, short shorts and skimpy bikini shorts in no time! Just imagine, 5 moves and 5 minutes is all you need. Good luck.
1. Squat and Calf Raise
1. Stand with feet hip-width apart. Bend at the knees and hips to lower down until thighs are parallel to the floor.
2. Stand up, then lift your heels and shift weight onto the balls of your feet. Lower your heels to return to starting position.
Perform 15 to 20 reps.
2. Plié Squat And Calf Raise
A) Stand with your feet wide, toes slightly pointed out, and hold a dumbbell with both hands. Keeping your back straight and your torso upright, bend your legs to lower your glutes towards the floor.
B) Extend your legs to stand, then press up onto the balls of your feet. Lower your heels back to the floor, and repeat.
Perform 15-20 reps.
3. Elbow Plank With Alternating Leg Lift
A) Get into a plank position, with your forearms on the ground, elbows directly under your shoulders, and legs extended straight behind you, feet hip-width apart. Your body should form a straight line from your shoulders to your ankles, and your core should be braced.
B) Keeping your hips parallel to the floor, squeeze your glutes to raise your right foot a few inches into the air. Hold for two seconds, then lower your foot. That’s one rep. Repeat with your left foot.
Perform 15 reps for each leg.
4. Single Leg Bridge
A) Lie on back with bent knees hip distance apart, and feet flat on mat stacked under the knees. Extend one leg long towards the ceiling.
B) Squeeze glutes and lift hips off the mat into a bridge. Lower and lift the hips then repeat on other side.
Perform 12-15 reps per side.
5. Fire Hydrant
A) Begin on all fours.
B) Using the outer thigh muscles and glutes lift one knee out and up keeping your knee bent at a 90-degree angle. Lower your leg and repeat.
Perform 12-15 reps on each leg.