3 Moves to Tone your Abs, Legs and Buns

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Who doesn’t want strong, sexy legs for the Summer. Yes, it’s OK to think about the summer in the winter. After all, summer bodies are made in the winter. If there’s one feature I love the most about my body are my legs. Running and strength training has made my legs stronger and more tone than I could imagine. The best is when you get compliments about your legs, even when you’re wearing jeans. I’ve created this really awesome workout, that not only will make your legs stronger, but it will also strengthen and tone your buns as well as abs/core. I am a huge fan of Squats, Planks and Lunges, therefore this workout is all about these three major exercise moves. As an added bonus, I’ve included some Glute Bridges aka Hip Lifts to give you those buns of steel.

The workout is pretty simple and easy to follow. You can adjust the intensity by adding weights and/or decreasing reps. You can also modify some of the moves. Also, whatever moves feel foreign to you, you can easily Google search for them. (In the near future, I plan to provide videos on how to perform the moves.) Lastly, feel free to share in the comments section what your thoughts are about the workout. ENJOY!

Warm-up:

● light jog – 1 minute
● jumping Jacks – 30 seconds
● alternating leg kicks – 30 seconds
● mountain climbers – 30 seconds
Rest for 1 minute

Workout:

3-part PLANKS:

– forearm plank – 30 seconds
plank– full plank – 30 seconds
– side plank – 30 seconds on each side

Rest for 30 seconds

3-part SQUATS:

– regular squats (parallel) – 8-12 reps
– plie/sumo squats – 8-12 reps
– pulsing squats – 8-12 reps

Rest for 30 seconds

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3-part LUNGES:

– alternating lunges (step forward) – 8-12 reps
– side lunge – 8-12 reps on each side
– alternating step back lunge – 8-12 reps

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Rest for 30 seconds

Glute Bridges/Hip Lifts – 8-12 reps
Rest for 1 minute.

If you are feeling strong, feel free to repeat from Planks for one more set.

Cool down/Stretch:

● 90/90 pretzel stretch – 1 minute
● Dirty dog – 10 on each side
● Child’s pose – 1 minute