Your legs do a lot of work for you on a daily basis, and they need to be kept in good shape with powerful strength. If the exercise you’re currently doing isn’t leaving your legs burning, then you might want to step it up a notch.

There are many benefits to working out your legs. Your whole body takes away something helpful. Your leg muscles are very large, and working them hard will leave your body burning calories all day, even when you’re doing nothing.

The following routine takes just ten minutes and requires minimal workout equipment:

There are a total of five moves in this routine.

To raise the difficulty level, you can perform 5 burpees between each move.

You may add dumbbells to some moves, if you choose.

The 5 moves are as follows:

#1. Step ups and knee lift

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  • Use an exercise step or sturdy box.
  • Stand a foot away from platform to start.
  • Using one leg, step up on platform.
  • Raise other leg into knee lift as you step up.
  • Hold dumbbells, if desired.
  • 10 repetitions on each side.

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#2. Reverse lunges

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  • Stand in natural stance, legs slightly separated, with hands at hips.
  • Step one leg back, touching ball of foot down and bending knee.
  • Bend front knee, as well. Back knee should just hover above ground.
  • Hold dumbbells, if desired.
  • 10 repetitions on each side.

#3. Plie squats

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  • Start in standing position with feet wide.
  • Point toes out to sides.
  • Lower yourself into squat, with hands at chest.
  • Hold dumbbells, if desired.
  • 20 repetitions.

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#4. Curtsy lunges with side kicks

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  • Start in natural standing position, feet a bit apart, with hands at hips.
  • Raise one foot to side and bring behind other leg, landing on ball of foot and bending knee, in lunge position.
  • Bring foot back in front and kick out to side.
  • 10 repetitions on each side.

#5. Glute bridges

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  • Lie on back, feet on floor, knees pointing upwards.
  • Hands flat at sides, palms up.
  • Slowly raise lower back and butt off ground, leading from hips.
  • Hold for a couple of seconds.
  • 20 repetitions.

After this 10 minutes, your legs will be burning and your body will be feeling good.

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