3 Exercises to Tone Your Legs and Butt making you stronger, leaner and fitter.
For week five of my 52 Tips for Health and Fitness Success #6; where each week I write a post sharing health or fitness tip or tips that I find useful in my daily life and today I want to introduce you to the squat with a side tap. Used in a combination with the squat and lunge is a great leg exercise trifecta to strengthen our legs and butts.
Squat with a Side Tap is a great exercise to work the inner and outer glutes as well as the quads.
Place your hands on a step or you can turn a hand weight on its side. Starting with your feet close together, squat down, butt out, weight in your heels (imagine your toes are pointing to the ceiling) back straight and gently balance yourself with your hands on the step or the weight. You are NOT actually putting any weight in your hands. I usually only allow two or three fingers to touch the weight so that I cannot cheat.
Take your right leg and extend it out to the side allowing your toes to just touch the ground and quickly bring your foot back to meet your left. Do this movement 16 times and then switch sides.
This is a great exercise to do as a combination with squats and clockwork back lunge.
FOCUS ON PROGRESS, NOT PERFECTION!