5 Exercises 5 Minutes To Tone Legs, Butt, Core & Arms

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Time to tone legs, butt, core, arms – let them burrrrrrrrn! We are going to tone, strengthen, stretch and feel good. These 5 awesome exercises do double-duty by working your whole body all at once. All you need is a towel and a smile. Only 5 minutes, so no excuses. Do this workout a few times a week and see your body transform. Let’s get fit!

Exercise #1: Windshield Wiper

2 sets of 15 reps. (1 rep = twist left and right)
One set standing on the left. One set standing on the right.
​Rest 10 seconds in between. 


Benefits: Builds strength in the legs, glutes and mobility in the hips. Great for improving balance and toning core & back.

Tips:
1. Keep the towel taut throughout, so the upper torso doesn’t move around and shoulders remain parallel to front.
2. Squeeze your glutes and stretch the moving leg.
3. Focus on squeezing your abs and back for the twist.
​4. Point your toes!

Exercise #2: Invisible Chair

2 sets of 15 reps. (1 rep = arms up and down)
​Rest 10 seconds in between. 
Benefits: Builds strength in the legs, glutes and core. Tone Legs and increases flexibility in the shoulders.

Tips:
1. Keep the towel taut throughout, and the arms extended straight.
2. Keep your abs strong and press your lower back into the wall.
3. Keep your shoulders down when you lift the towel above your head.
​4. Keep your knees behind your toes.
5. Keep breathing!

Exercise #3: Balancing Bird

2 sets of 10 reps. (1 rep = arms up and down)
​Rest 10 seconds in between. 
Benefits: Builds strength in calves, ankles, back and triceps. Improves your balance.

Tips:
1. Go as high up on your toes as possible. Challenge yourself! If you fall over, just reset.
2. Keep your knees and ankles together.
3. Feet are parallel to each other.
4. Engage your core to keep your lower back more straight.
5. Keep your neck long… just like a bird!

Exercise #4: Shoulder Taps with a Healthy Side of DownDog

2 sets of 10 reps.
Rest 10 seconds in between. 
​Benefits: Super good for building and tightening your CORE.

Tips:
1. During the shoulder taps, try not to sway from side to side by engaging your core. (I know it’s really hard, but so effective!)
2. Suck in your core muscles to pull your bum up into the Downdog position.

Exercise #5: Reach for the Sky

2 sets of 10 reps. (1 rep = twist left and right)
​Rest 10 seconds in between. 
​Benefits: Awesome for shoulder strengthening (hello good frame!), Side Abs and Legs. 

Tips:
1. Start in a Plank position with your neck long and belly sucked in.
2. Keep your hips in line with your shoulders during plank.
3. As you open up to the side position, keep your shoulders stacked above your wrist. If you find the balance difficult, keep your eyes down during the twist.

A last word about getting tone legs and body:

Leave a comment below to let me know if you got through these and what you found surprisingly hard or easy!

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  • Kettlebellkings
    September 21, 2018

    Fine tips provided here for toning legs, butt, core, and arms. Thanks for imparting valuable information.

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