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3 Exercises That Tone Your Legs and Butt Grab a pair of dumbbells for this sculpting, calorie-burning routine.

With over 15 years in the better-body biz, fitness expert Latreal Mitchell has helped whip celebs like Live With Kelly & Michael cohost Michael Strahan into shape. Now it’s your turn. For the best results, do this circuit twice, three times a week using three- to 10-pound dumbbells.

curtsy-mdnMove #1: The Curtsy

What it works: Your butt and thighs; and and opens hips.

Stand with feet hip-width apart, a weight in each hand. Step left leg back, crossing it behind your right leg, and bend knees as if doing a curtsy (as shown). Return to standing and repeat on opposite side for one rep. Keep the chest lifted and hips square, and continue alternating sides for 10 reps. For an easier move, skip the weights and place hands on hips.

toned-tush-mdnMove #2: The Single-Leg

What it works: Your butt and stretches hamstrings.

Stand with feet together, holding weights in front of thighs. Hinge torso forward, lifting left leg behind you (as shown). Return to standing. Repeat on opposite side for one rep. Do 10 reps. Maintain a flat back and don’t hunch. For an easier move, lose the weights and don’t raise your leg as high.

squat-jump-mdnMove #3: The Squat Jump

What it works: Your butt, and counts as cardio.

Stand with feet hip-width apart. Do a squat, then jump, swinging arms behind you (as shown). Do 10 reps. Make sure you’re landing softly with knees slightly bent. For an easier move, turn the jump into a hop.

Watch Latreal demonstrate the moves:

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