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5-Move Lower Body Workout

Star Raise Right
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Looking for a lower body workout that targets your thighs? Check out these 5 exercises from Hot5 Fitness. Bonus: they also engage your core.

For the best results, do each exercise for 1 minute, and do the circuit 3 to 5 times.

1. Star Raise Right

With your left knee on the floor, place your left hand on the floor and extend your right leg. Pull your belly button in towards your spine to engage your core as you lift your right (extended) leg up and lower it back to the floor. Try to move only your right leg while keeping your trunk and upper body stable. Repeat.

2. Star Kick Right

With your left knee bent on the floor, place your left hand on the floor and extend your right leg. Lift your right (extended) leg and hold it there. From there, bend the right leg, driving the knee towards your chest, and extend it back out to the side. Repeat.

3. Star Raise Left

With your right knee on the floor, place your right hand on the floor and extend your left leg. Pull your belly button in towards your spine to engage your core as you lift your left (extended) leg up and lower it back to the floor. Try to move only your left leg while keeping your trunk and upper body stable.

4. Star Kick Left

With your right knee bent on the floor, place your right hand on the floor and extend your left leg. Lift your left (extended) leg and hold it there. From there, bend the left leg, driving the knee towards your chest, and extend it back out to the side. Repeat.

5. Lying Glute Exercise

Lying on your back, bend your knees. With your feet hip distance apart and your heels slightly off the ground, engage your core and lift your hips off the floor. From there, take your legs out to the sides and squeeze them back together. Repeat.

Work Your Lower Body

This 5-minute lower body workout will help you get the stronger, leaner legs. Try to do the entire range of motion on each rep to help you to use the full length of the muscle.

To follow along with the workout on your phone, download the Hot5 Fitness App for your iPhone.

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