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Glide Your Way to Leaner Legs With These 3 Moves Glide Your Way to Leaner Legs With These 3 Moves

Step aside, electric slide! Exercising with gliding discs ($15 for two at can transform your inner and outer thighs — and lift your booty to boot.
Do this routine two to three times a week, three times through for best results.


Move #1: Push Over

Works: Butt, Thighs

Stand with left foot flat on a disc. Bend right knee, sliding left foot to left (as shown). Keeping left leg straight, reverse movement, pushing up from right heel as you slide left leg back to start for one rep. Complete 12 reps, then repeat on opposite side. Don’t have the disc? This move (and the other two) can be done with hand towels on a hardwood floor.

Move #2: Liquid Lunge

Works: Glutes, Quads, Hamstrings

Stand with feet hip-width apart, toes of left foot on disc, hands on hips. Slide left foot back, lowering until legs are bent at a 90-degree angle (as shown). Push up on right foot and slide left foot forward to return to start. Do 12 reps; switch sides and do 12 more. To steady yourself, stand with a chair at your side, resting your hand on its back for balance.

Move #3: Heel-Raiser

Works: Core, Hips, Glutes, Hamstrings

Lie faceup with palms down, knees bent and a disc under each heel (as shown). Squeeze glutes and lift hips until body forms a straight line from knees to shoulders. Slowly dig heels into discs and extend legs in front of you. Pause; reverse to return to bridge for one rep. Do 12 reps. Make sure to engage your abdominal muscles to power the movement and protect your back.

This story originally appeared in the December 2015 issue of Good Housekeeping.

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