7 Exercises to Shape up Your Lower Body ...

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Summer is quickly approaching which is all the more reason to start doing exercises to shape up your lower body.

Warmer weather means more outdoor activities, less clothes to cover up areas of insecurities, and the annual reminder that working out should have be a yearlong priority.

If you are just now coming out of winter hibernation and are trying to shape up for the sunny days ahead, you are in the same boat as many of the women I know.

Lucky for you though, you won’t be going at it without help.

Read on to discover seven exercises to shape up your lower body that if done with dedication and paired with a healthy diet, are guaranteed to build a strong and shapely lower body.

1. Glutes: Bridges

I can’t talk about exercises to shape up your lower body without focusing a good deal of time on the main attraction – the glutes.

My favorite exercise to lift, shape, and tone the glutes is bridges.

Start by laying down on your back with your knees up and your feet positioned parallel under your knees.

Keeping your upper body relaxed and your stomach drawn in, raise your hips until your upper body forms a straight diagonal line to your knees.

Lower your hips back down till they are just off the floor.

Repeat this move doing 5 sets of 8 reps with a 30 second break between each set.

2. Glutes & Quads: PliΓ© Squats

Do you want strong, toned legs like a dancer?

Stand with your legs slightly further than shoulder-width and feet slightly turned out.

Keeping your back straight and shoulders relaxed, squat down until you are sitting at a 90 degree angle.

Raise back up, pushing through your heels and squeezing your glutes to stabilize yourself.2

Repeat this move doing 5 sets of 8 reps with a 30 second break between each set.

Quads: Rocket Jumps
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