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5 New-School Exercises for Strong, Sexy Legs

It's hard to decide which half deserves more attention at the gym during the summer: our tank top-clad upper body, or our short-shorts-wearing lower body. Luckily, celebrity trainer (and founder of the INSANITY workout) Shaun T has both halves covered. Just pair his Upper-Body Workout for Seriously Toned Arms with the leg sculpting moves ahead for a total body workout that will prime you for bikini season. Because what good is a toned upper body without a powerful bottom half that can keep you moving? From power lunges to old-school squats, these give moves target every muscle in your legs in just five minutes. It doesn't get easier than that!

Total Time: up to 30 minutes

You will need: No equipment

1. Power Lunges

A.

Start in a lunge position with the left knee forward, knee at a 90-degree angle, and the right knee about an inch off the floor.

B.

Explode into the air, switching right leg to the front, keeping knees tracking forward and toes pointed towards the ground.

C.

Land in a lunge position with the right knee forward to complete one rep. Continue alternating sides.

Sets:

1

Reps:

AMRAP for 1 minute

2. Frog Burpees

A.

Start in a wide-legged squat.

B.

From squat position, hop forward, place hands on floor, and shoot the legs back into plank. Then explode up into the air, arms overhead. Land back in the wide-legged squat position and then jump backwards to starting position. Repeat.

Sets:

1

Reps:

AMRAP for 1 minute

3. Squat Knee Up

A.

Start in a squat position.

B.

Bring left leg up, turning your torso so elbows point towards your knee, for a standing crunch. Return to the squat position, then repeat the other side. That's one rep. Continue alternating sides.

Sets:

1

Reps:

AMRAP for 1 minute

4. Hop Hop Runner

A.

Start into a single leg squat on left leg with right leg extended behind you.

B.

Hop over to the right side and land on the opposite leg. That's one rep. Continue alternating sides.

Sets:

1

Reps:

AMRAP for 1 minute

5. Chair Squat

A.

Start in a squat position, legs hip-width apart. Arms are extended next to ears.

B.

Jump out into a wide squat and bring arms down so hands almost touch the ground. That's one rep. Continue repeating the movement.

Sets:

1

Reps:

AMRAP for 1 minute

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