Hey you, ya ready for leg day? We are. To add to your at-home workout file, mom and fitness expert, Astrid Swan, is sharing five ways to tone your stems. Build lower-body strength with each quick and sculpting move. Learn the rotation and watch the step-by-step video below. Bonus: shop our fitness picks at the end, because new year, new fitness gear, right?
Pencil Jump Lunges
Lateral Lunge Drags
How to: Start standing with hands on hips. Step your right foot behind your left leg in curtsy position. Press through the left heel to step back to starting position and repeat on the other side. Keep alternating for one minute.
How to: Balance on your left leg, bending your right knee. Hinge at the hips while bending the left leg and extending the right leg back to reach hands down to the floor. Using your core, press through your left heel, engaging your left glute and hamstring to return back to standing position. Repeat for 45 seconds. Rest 15 seconds. Continue on the opposite leg for 45 seconds.
The Move: Pencil Jump Lunges
How to: Start with feet together. Jump your right foot forward, left foot back, landing in a lunge. Jump your feet back together and switch legs. Continue for 45 seconds.
The Move: Lateral Lunge Drags
How to: Start standing with feet together. Step out laterally with your right foot into a low side lunge. Drag your left foot up to meet the right foot. Step out with your left foot into a low side lunge. Drag your right foot up to meet the left foot. Continue alternating side to side for one minute.
How to: Start standing on your left foot. Leap over toward the right, landing on only your right foot. Stabilize on your right foot and leap over toward the left, landing back on your left foot. Continue your skaters for 45 seconds.
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