Have you been looking for a “Sexy Legs Summer Challenge?” Look no further! We all want to look great in our shorts and bikinis when the warm weather comes around but sometimes it’s hard to know where to get started. This guide will give you five exercises to begin your sexy legs summer challenge!
Banded Lateral Walk
For this exercise, you will bee a mini resistance band like the one in the photo below. Place it under your feet and bring it up to your chest. You will want to keep your feet hip-width apart and your knees with a little bend in them. You will step left and then right 10 times in each direction for three sets. This move builds the sides of the booty and is a great warmup to activate the glutes for the rest of this secy legs summer challenge.
For this one, you’ll want to invest in either a kettlebell or two dumbells. Personally, I would get both if you plan on working out for months to come. Again you will want your feet hip-width apart and your knees with a slight bend. These deadlifts are more of a squat then anything so you will want to squeeze your glutes as much as possible. Once you’ve positioned your kettlebell (or dumbells) in front of your thighs, push your hips back and bend at the waist. It is recommended to do three sets of 12 reps. This is a good one if you want to work your hip-joints and tone the hamstrings.
You can drop the weights now; this one is all you! Keep those feet hip-width apart (see the pattern here) and clasp your hands in front of your chest. You are going to step wide with one leg, and then together. and repeat on the other side to make one rep. You will want to do 3 sets of 12 reps. This is a variation on the regular lunge and an absolute must for any sexy legs summer challenge. It targets the full leg; quads, hamstrings, and glutes!
Most people know about the regular squat, but sumo squats are a personal favorite of mine and may become yours after your sexy legs summer challenge. Unlike a regular squat, you will want to stand with your feet turned out. Don’t try to overextend them though! You will need that kettlebell again to hold in front of you as you squat. Bend the knees to a 90-degree angle, if possible, and allow your arms to hang in front of you with the kettlebell. Take a slight pause at the bottom and return to a standing position to make one rep. This exercise puts focus on the inner thigh area, a place we could all target more!
There are multiple variations of the squat jump out there, and you could interchange them all throughout your sexy legs summer challenge. Start this one like you’re going to do a regular squat, with your feet hip-width apart and toes perfectly forward. Do half of a squat and then jump as you are beginning to come up. After you land, transition directly into the next squat and repeat. You will have to start small with these, but ultimately you will want to work your way up to 3 sets of 12 reps. This is another total legs workout and helps to engage two different muscle fibers.
Which move in this sexy legs summer challenge are you most excited to try? Comment below with your favorite!
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