The secret to tighter more toned legs doesn't come in a jar; it comes from creating more lean muscle mass and reducing body ... more
The secret to tighter more toned legs doesn't come in a jar; it comes from creating more lean muscle mass and reducing body fat. Your lower half contains some of the biggest muscle groups in your body, which means you'll burn more fat and calories when you workout below the belt. Fitness expert and certified personal trainer Jessica Smith developed this lower body focused routine to wear your shorts with confidence all year long. For best results, do this workout four to five non-consecutive days per week, alternating it with 30-60 minutes of your favorite cardio activity. And, to boost its benefits, aim to eliminate 500 excess calories from your daily diet using any of these simple calorie-cutting strategies.
How it works: This workout is designed in a circuit format, which means you'll do exercise back to back, with little to no rest in between, in order to keep your heart rate up and maximize the calorie burning benefits. Do the full circuit 1-3 times though in total, depending on how much time you have. You won't need any weight (or than just your body weight) to complete the circuit, but you will need access to a sturdy chair for some of the moves.
Lower Body Toner #1: Chair Pose Hover
Muscles worked: thighs, butt, abs, back
Repetitions: 15 less
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