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The Skinny Jeans Workout

Drops a Jeans Size in 21 Days!

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To truly rock these body-contouring bottoms, you'll need to tackle every trouble spot from your waist down. This workout does just that, with 10 toners that sculpt your butt and legs while challenging your core and zapping excess jiggle too. "Doing supersets—pairs of exercises performed back-to-back—increases your heart rate, and resting between them brings it down," says Kimmel Yeager, specialty fitness director at the Pacific Sports Resort in San Diego, who created this program. "That technique—called metabolic training—burns more fat than working at a steady intensity." Start today and you'll be confidently shimmying into your favorite skinnies in just three weeks.

How it works: Three times a week, do every superset, in order, two times without stopping, resting for up to a minute before moving on to the next one. Do cardio on at least two other days.

You'll need: A pair of 5- to 10-pound dumbbells and a step or bench. (Beginners, skip the weights.)

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Superset 1: Hopscotch

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Works legs and butt

Stand with feet together, elbows bent, and hands in fists at sides. Jump up and down for 15 seconds, then jump to the left and right for 15 seconds, and finally, forward and back for 15 seconds.

Superset 1: Squat Jack

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Works legs, butt, and core

Stand with feet hip-width apart, and hold a dumbbell in front of your chest. Squat until thighs are parallel to the floor. Staying in the squat, jump, landing with feet wide. Jump back to starting position. Do 20 reps.

Repeat superset 1 one more time before moving on.

Superset 2: Single-Leg Reach

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Works legs, butt, and core

Stand on your right foot with left knee bent, and hold a dumbbell in each hand in front of shoulders, palms facing each other. Squat as you reach left hand toward right toes. Rise up, lifting left arm in an arc out to the left and overhead as you raise left knee to hip height in front of you. Return to starting position. Do 10 reps, then switch sides to complete set.

Superset 2: X Lunge

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Works legs, inner and outer thighs, butt, and core

Stand with feet wide and parallel, holding a dumbbell in each hand on hips, elbows pointing behind you. Lunge to the left as you place right weight on the floor in front of left toes. Lunge to the right and place left weight in front of right toes. Lunge to the left again and pick up the weight with right hand; lunge to the right to pick up the weight with left hand to complete 1 rep. Do 10 reps.

Repeat superset 2 one more time before moving on.

Superset 3: Monkey Pushup

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Works arms, shoulders, back, chest, core, legs, and butt

Get on all fours and curl toes under, then lift your hips and knees so your body forms an inverted V shape, hips higher than shoulders. Raise right leg to hip height behind you. Bend elbows, lowering chest toward the floor. Push up to starting position. Do 10 reps; switch raised leg halfway through set.

Superset 3: Walk Out

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Works butt and legs

Lie faceup with hands on hips, knees bent, and feet on the floor, ankles under knees. Lift hips and toes and step forward with right foot and left; step back to starting position to complete 1 rep. Do 20 reps.

Repeat superset 3 one more time before moving on.

Superset 4: Squat Kick

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Works legs, butt, and inner thighs

Stand with feet wider than shoulders and hands in fists in front of chest. Squat until thighs are parallel to the floor. Shift weight to left foot as you rise up and kick right leg out to the side. Return to starting position and repeat, this time kicking opposite leg, to complete 1 rep. Do 10 reps.

Superset 4: Bench Crossover

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Works legs and butt

Stand with left foot on top of a step or bench and right foot on the floor beside it, hands in fists in front of shoulders. Rise up as you cross right leg behind left, then land with right foot on the floor on the opposite side of the step. Return to starting position. Do 5 reps; switch sides to complete set.

Repeat superset 4 one more time before moving on to the final pair of exercises.

Superset 5: Knee In/Out

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Works legs, butt, and core

Stand with feet hip-width apart and squat. Lean forward 45 degrees and place the backs of your hands on your lower back. Quickly extend right leg straight back behind you, return to starting position, then extend right leg straight out in front of you and back to starting position to complete 1 rep. Do 10 reps. Switch sides to complete set.

Superset 5: Leg Raise and Circle

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Works outer thighs and legs

Stand with hands on hips. Shift weight to left leg and lift right leg out to the side, then lower it until it nearly touches the floor. Do 20 reps. Next, raise right leg out to the side and circle it forward 10 times and back 10 times (circles should be about 6 inches in diameter). Switch sides to complete set.

Repeat superset 5 one more time to finish off your workout.

Photography by: Bill Diodato