Working on your lower body can be one of the biggest challenges you face while getting fit. Not to mention that it’s not always an option to hit the gym or get to a workout class. Instead of feeling at a loss, there are some exercises you can do almost anywhere to tone your lower body.
Try these 5 moves to sculpt your lower half:
#1 Leg Lifts
Lie on your back with palms flat on the floor parallel with your body. Slowly and firmly lift your legs up from the ground, keeping them together. Raise them as high as you can, feeling your back relieved of pressure. Lower them slowly again and repeat as desired, choosing your own steady pace.
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#2 Side Kicks
Kneel with hands on the ground. Leaving one palm flat on the ground, place other hand behind your head and lift the corresponding leg (right hand, right leg) to the side with your other knee supporting your weight. Hold the position as long as you can and switch side.
#3 Boat Pose
Lie on your stomach with your arms reached out above your head and palms on the ground. Slowly lift both legs, slight separated behind you, following with both arms reaching out in front of you so that your torso is and thighs are what support you. Hold the pose as long as possible, return to starting position, and repeat.
#4 Standing Side Kicks
Stand straight keeping both feet together. Bring hands together in a balanced position, bend your knees slightly and lift one leg to the side as high as possible. Hold the position, return to initial position, and repeat using other leg.
#5 Body Bends
Start in a standing position with feet together and choose one leg to move about two feet behind the other, keeping toes facing the same direction. Clasp your hands together in front of you and slowly bend your upper body over your front foot. Remain horizontal to the ground, then slowly come back up keeping legs apart. Use the back leg to push your body forward while lifting it off the ground and balancing with hands at your sides. Repeat as desired, switching leg positions.
Keep these 5 simple moves in your toolkit and pull them out whenever you want for an easy lower body workout.
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