Leg workout # 1

Plie’ Squat

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  • Stand with feet slightly wider than shoulder-width apart with toes turned out, holding lighter dumbbells vertically in front of thighs.
  • Keeping abs tight and torso tall, bend knees 90 degrees; keep knees aligned between second and third toes and weight in heels.
  • Press back to start; squeeze your glutes. Do 15 reps. 4 Sets

Basic Lunge

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  • Keep your upper body straight, with your shoulders back and relaxed and chin up (pick a point to stare at in front of you so you don’t keep looking down). Always engage your core.
  • Step forward with one leg, lowering your hips until both knees are bent at about a 90-degree angle. Make sure your front knee is directly above your ankle, not pushed out too far, and make sure your other knee doesn’t touch the floor. Keep the weight in your heels as you push back up to the starting position.  4 sets. 12 on each leg.

Single -Leg Deadlift

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  • Stand with feet hip-width apart, holding a dumbbell in each hand, palms facing front of thighs.
  • Hinge forward at hips 90 degrees as you lift extended left leg behind you so that body is parallel to floor from head to left heel, arms hanging down.
  • Return to start. Do 15 to 20 reps. Switch sides and repeat. Do 3 sets.

Bulgarian Split Squat

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  • Squat down by flexing knee and hip of front leg until knee of rear leg is almost in contact with floor. Return to original standing position by extending hip and knee of forward leg and repeat. Continue with opposite leg.

Do 20 reps. 4 sets.

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