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Top Ten Exercises for Your Legs and Butt Pt. 2

Finally! The last five of the top ten exercises to get your legs and butt in shape for the summer.  Rotate these exercises throughout your routine for the next six -to- twelve weeks and watch your legs shape up fast!

        6.      SUMO SQUAT

                  The first thing to consider when performing this exercise is form.  Once your form is correct you can add some weight.  This squatting movement is difficult but it isn’t as hard to perform as the squat.  Be sure to go down low enough so you engage your quadriceps, hamstrings, and especially your glutes.  This exercise targets the inner thigh/glute area making this a must exercise for bathing suit weather!

        7.     QUADRUPED HIP EXTENSION

                Now that the thighs and hamstrings have gotten some work, focus on your glutes.  This exercise is great for your butt.  It will help tighten and firm that area right up!  Be sure to use a full range of motion on this exercise but do not arch your back during this movement. Keep as much stress on your glutes as possible.  This is one of the BEST exercises to isolate your glutes.   

       8.  SPLIT JUMPS

               Great for overall leg development, coordination, and toning, this exercise is a more advanced move and should only be done once you have mastered walking lunges.  Once you have mastered walking lunges and can progress to this movement, you will know why this should be a staple in your routine. Your legs will shape up like never before!!!

      9.   UP HILL WIND SPRINTS

              Why do football players have great legs?  They train them hard!  There isn’t one exercise that will tax every system in you body like up-hill wind sprints.  Start out slow – begin with short sprints, say 20 -30 yards.  Start out by doing sprints for fifteen minutes, only resting long enough back to your original starting point.  Once that is a breeze begin increasing the distance you are sprinting until you are doing 40-60 yard sprints up hill.  At that point everything will be toned! 

        10.    STANDING CALF RAISE

                If you still fell like you need to do a little more toning for your legs and glutes, take the next step and start doing uphill walking lunges.  Do your lunges walking up hill taking long deep strides for 303-40 yards. 

   That’s it!  Now you have the top ten exercises for your legs and butt.  If, you include these exercises into your routine for 6-to-12 weeks and that still doesn’t do the trick, nothing will.  So get to work!   To have a program constructed that will assist you in reaching your fitness goals contact us today!

Malcolm Tears II

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