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Lose Leg Fat: Leaner Legs, Tighter Butt

06 November 2012- Shaela Bruce is photgraphed at Omaha Publications for Her Magazine.

Last Updated on January 7, 2021

Slim Down All Over

Perform this fast workout two or three times a week: Complete 10 to 15 reps of each exercise, moving from one to the next with little (30 seconds) to no rest in between. Do two or three sets total.

This is one of two workouts designed to help you lose leg fat. See the “Blast Your Lower Half” workout.

Adapted from Six Weeks to Skinny Jeans: Blast Fat, Firm Your Butt, and Lose Two Jean Sizes, by Amy Cotta.

EXERCISE 1LUNGE WITH ROTATION

Stand with your feet hip-width apart and your arms straight out. Step forward with your left foot and twist your torso to the left as you bend your knees and lower your body until both of your legs form 90-degree angles. Twist back to center, push off your left foot, and stand back up. Repeat on the other leg. That’s one rep.

EXERCISE 2REVERSE WOOD CHOP

Hold a medicine ball (or dumbbell) with both hands next to your right hip and stand with your feet hip-width apart. Keeping your chest upright, sit your hips back and bend your knees to lower into a squat. In one motion, press through your heels as you “chop” the ball up and across your body until your legs are straight and the ball is above your left shoulder. Return to start. Complete all reps before repeating on the other side.

EXERCISE 3SINGLE-LEG ROMANIAN DEADLIFT

Stand with feet hip-width apart, right foot raised off the floor and right arm extended in front of you. Bending forward from your hips and keeping your back flat, raise your right leg straight behind you until your body forms a T and your right arm hangs down from your shoulder. Return to start. That’s one rep. Complete all reps, then repeat on the other side.

EXERCISE 4SIDE PLANK

Lie on your left side with your legs straight and your right leg stacked on your left. Lift your hips so your body forms a straight line from your neck to your ankles; your left forearm and the outside edge of your left foot support your weight. Place your right hand on your hip. Hold for up to one minute, then switch sides and repeat.

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