Secret to toned legs and butt? Strength training.
That doesn’t mean you have to be a gym member or have access to extensive weights. You can get a challenging strength workout with your own body weight. Another perk? You can do it anywhere. Win!
Because there is no weight other than your own body weight, be sure to get as deep as possible on squats, take nice big steps when doing the lunges, count one second up and one second down on calf raises, and make sure your legs are parallel to the floor when doing the wall sit. You will be sore the next day!
Body Weight Lower Body Workout
**Perform this routine as a circuit, or complete all sets of each exercise consecutively.
After a 5 minute warm-up on a stationary bike I completed this workout as a circuit. I did each exercise consecutively (no rest), with only 30 seconds rest in between the 3 rounds. This upped the intensity and made my legs feel like they were on fire. I was able to get some of the lactic acid out with 15-minute cardio on the bike, but I will definitely be sore tomorrow.