Leg Circles and Lifts

Target area(s): inner thigh, outer thigh, glutes, shoulders and abs

How to perform the leg circles and lifts:

Begin with your hands on the ground under your shoulders, and your knees on the ground under your hips.  Raise your right straight leg parallel to the ground.  Begin making small or large clockwise circles.  Once you finish 8 of those circles switch to making small or large counter-clockwise circles with the same leg.

After you finish the circles shift your right leg straight behind you parallel to the ground.

Lift your leg as high as you can while not moving your upper body.  Lower back down to parallel and repeat for 8 reps.

Make sure to hold your abs in tight during all of the exercises.

Once you finish the 24 moves on your right side, rest for 30 seconds and do the same on your left side.

Rest for 30 seconds and then repeat 2 more times on each leg for a total of 3 sets on your right and left side.

5 Responses to “Leg Circles and Lifts”

  1. marla (Family Fresh Cooking) January 16, 2010 at 7:24 am #

    I am so on this! It works all the areas I need to target….in a new way. Heather, your exercises truly motivate me 🙂

  2. marla (Family Fresh Cooking) January 18, 2010 at 8:17 pm #

    I did these today at the gym…they were great!!

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