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3 easy lower-body moves for lean legs

3 easy lower-body moves for lean legs

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Fitness

3 easy lower-body moves for lean legs

Nike master trainer Eva Redpath shares exercises that challenge your balance while engaging your core.

Keeping up with your fitness goals doesn't come without its hurdles. When you hit a roadblock in your training and think you're going to give up, "remind yourself why you're doing this in the first place," says Eva Redpath. "Don't be afraid to alter your goals. If you find that something isn't working, that doesn't mean you failed—it means you're human. That's not to say don't challenge yourself; it means adapt, alter and approve."

1. SINGLE LEG BALANCE WITH REACH
Eight to 12 reps on each side x three sets

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Photography by Geneviève Caron

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Stand with your feet hip-width apart. 

1. Lower into a slight squat, supporting your weight with your left leg while extending your right leg out to the side.  

2. Tap your right toe. 

3. Return to the starting position. repeat with your other leg. 

2. SINGLE LEG EXTENSION
Eight to 12 reps on each side x three sets

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Photography by Geneviève Caron

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Stand on your left leg. 

1. Hinge at the hips, extending your right leg back until your torso and right leg are parallel to the floor.

2. Return to an upright position, lifting your right leg until your knee reaches a 90-degree angle with your thigh parallel to the floor. 

3. Return to the starting position. repeat with your other leg.

3.CURTSY LUNGE
Eight to 12 reps on each side x three sets

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Photography by Geneviève Caron

Start here
Stand with your feet hip-width apart. 

1. Step your left leg diagonally behind your right leg, bending your knees and lowering into a lunge.

2. Return to standing, bringing your left foot up to touch your right knee. Repeat with your other leg.

 

 

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