Your New Leg Workout: The Top 5 Exercises To Do Right Now

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Want to work out those legs? We got some amazing workout tips from @livefitgirl! Read on for the top 5 leg workout moves you should be doing right now … and make sure you have a fitness band handy for each move!

Planks with Booty Lift

Start in a full plank position on your hands, with the band around your ankles. Engage your abs and keep your hips steady as you lift your right leg straight up, squeezing your booty at the top. Lower your right leg and repeat with your left leg. Complete 10 repetitions on each side.

 

Side Plank Crunches

Start in a side plank with the band on your thighs, resting on your right elbow. Lift your left leg up to press into the band and reach your left arm overhead. Pull in your knee and your elbow toward your chest, then extend them out at the same time. Repeat 15 times and then switch sides.

 

Squats with Side Lift

Start with your feet hip distance apart, with the band around your ankles. Sit back into a narrow squat, then press through your heels to stand back up. When you straighten your legs, lift your right leg out to the side using your outer thighs, then bring it back to the ground. Repeat on the other side. Do 15 repetitions on each side (for a total of 30).

 

Walking Lunges

Find a hallway or an area where you have some room to walk and place the band around your thighs, just above your knees. Take a big step forward with your right foot and lower down into a lunge position, with a 90-degree bend in both knees and your weight in your heels. Bring your left foot forward to meet your right. Then step your left foot forward to lower into a lunge position and bring your right foot forward. Continue stepping and lunging until you have completed 30 repetitions. If you run out of room in your hallway, turn around and go back down the length of the hallway the other way until your finish all 30 reps!

 

Jump Squats

Stand with your feet about shoulder width apart, with your knees and toes slightly turned out and the band around your ankles. Sit back as if you were lowering yourself into a chair. Keep your weight in your heels and then power through your legs to jump up, straightening your legs in the air. Land softly, lowering all the way down into your squat position, and repeat 20 times.

 

Deanna Dorman, Thelivefitgirls.com

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