1. Hip Raises (aka Glute Bridge): do 30. Squeeze your butt cheeks together when you lift your hips!
- variation (not pictured): Single Leg Glute Bridge – lift one leg up and point your toe at the ceiling. Do 15 on one side, then switch legs.
|Hip Raise – starting position|
|Lift and squeeze (your buttocks of course!)|
|Lunging with left leg.|
3. Step Ups: Do these on concrete steps, a bench, or picnic table. The higher the step, the harder the workout will be, so start low and increase height slowly. Do 20-30 per side. Aim for controlled movements.
- variation: do weighted step ups, holding a light dumbbell in each hand.
Remember to stretch afterwards so you aren’t limping around ’til the next leg workout! Dancer’s Pose (below) is a good one.
|Grasp your right foot in your right hand. Hold it for a few seconds.|
|Lean forward and pull your foot back at the same time.|
Regular cardio will burn fat and reveal muscle! Try to do 20-30 minutes two to three times a week.