Monday, September 3, 2012

Tone those saddlebags!

It’s leg lift time!  This exercise is designed to tone the sides of your legs as well as your glutes (your bootie).  However, this is not a cardiovascular exercise so you will want to add it in to an exercise circuit or do heart pumping movement first (such as a brisk walk, jumping jacks, or jump rope). 

Butterfly leg lift

Sit on the ground with your left leg bent in front of you and your right leg bent out to the side.  Place both palms on the ground in front of your left leg, pressing slightly into the ground with your hands as you straighten your spine.  Now, pull your belly in to support the posture with your core.  Maintaining this position, lift your right leg up toward the ceiling as high as you can (it probably will not be very high, that’s okay).  Return your right leg back to the ground.  That is one rep.  Repeat 15-30 times on each leg, 2-3 more times.  Add this exercise in 3-5 times over the next week and then we’ll add another next Monday.

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