This is a great hip, butt and thigh workout that will tone up these areas but won’t increase the size of your legs.
I actually really enjoy these type of workouts and whenever I’m not feeling super motivated, I’ll do something like this as you get to lay down for some of it ;)
I have posted another workout like this so have a read of this one too!
HOW TO COMPLETE THE CIRCUIT
- Complete each exercise for 45 seconds. If it is a one legged exercise, make sure you do 45 seconds per leg.
- Try to keep rest to a minimum.
- Complete 3 rounds in total.
- Don’t forget that the exercises are supposed to be slow and controlled. So focus on this, rather than trying to do them as fast as you can.
WATCH THE HIP, BUTT AND THIGH VIDEO
1. STRAIGHT LEG DONKEY KICK + SIDE KICK
Try to focus on using your butt for the kicks, not the momentum.
2. LYING HIP OPENERS
Keep your feet off the ground for an extra challenge. If it’s too difficult, you can keep your feet on the floor.
Lift your hands and feet as high as you can. But again, make sure you are using your butt to lift your legs, not the momentum. If it becomes too difficult, you can rest your hands and head on the floor.
4. STANDING SEMI CIRCLES
This one is harder than it looks, and works both of your legs. Try to make a semi circle and keep your foot as high as you can.
5. BACK EXTENSION
I always used to do this exercise for my lower back. But if you really concentrate on using your glutes when you lift up, you will feel it more in your butt than your back. It might take a bit of practice to activate the right muscles, but it will burn your butt! If you want to make it a bit more challenging, you can hold a weight.
You can add ankle weights to all of these exercises if you want to work a bit harder! These are the ankle weights that I have.
Buy ankle weights here
If you have any workout requests, please comment below! I hope you enjoy this workout. :)
I should also mention my 3 Steps To Lean Legs Program which is designed to help you get lean and toned legs.
So if you like this style of training that gives you a toned look without making you bulky, my program might be perfect for you :)