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5 Lower Body Toning Exercises

Tight your glutes and thighs with these easy lower body toning exercises. It is best to do these exercises after cardio workout.

Perform 1 set of every exercise, doing as many repetitions as possible in 1 minute for each one.

Exercise 1

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Stand with feet wide, and your knees and toes turned out at 45 degrees. Put your hands on hips. Then start to lower your body by bending knees out over the toes. Rise up, and as the legs extend, slide right heel into left, squeezing inner thighs together until heels touch.

Take a step backward with right foot and repeat on the other side. Do as many repetitions of this exercise in one minute.

Exercise 2

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Stand with feet together and put your hands on hips. Cross right leg behind left, lower into a curtsey lunge, bending the knees at 90 degrees.Rise up and balance on the left leg.

Then lower into curtsey lunge and repeat. Do as many repetitions as possible in 30 seconds, and then more 30 seconds on other side.

Exercise 3

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Start with your left leg forward, and put your hands on hips. Lower into a lunge, bending the knees at 90 degrees. Then extend legs, changing weight into front foot, and extend the back leg up behind hip, reaching front arm out in front of the shoulder and extending back arm out to the side.

Then lower into lunge and repeat. Do as many repetitions as possible in 30 seconds, and then more 30 seconds on other side.

Exercise 4

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Bend your right knee, perform a one-leg squat, balancing on your right knee and pushing your hips back. Start to lower your body into a squat, with left leg extended straight out to side with both arms reach down towards right foot.

Rise up and bend left knee to slide left foot into right, and reach both arms overhead. Do as many repetitions as possible in 30 seconds, and then more 30 seconds on other side.

Exercise 5

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Lie on right side, supporting  your torso with right elbow and put your left hand on your hip. Keep your knees pressed together, internally rotate left leg, and lift your left heel towards the ceiling.

Press away from the floor with the right forearm and lift right hip as left knee turns up to the ceiling, pressing  the feet insides together. Lower hip as left leg rotates back in. Do as many repetitions as possible in 30 seconds, and then more 30 seconds on other side.

Read for more: Full Body Shaping Exercises


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  1. Megha September 23, 2014 Reply

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