These lower-body power combo moves will carve every angle of your glutes, thighs, and calves while targeting your core too. Figure competitor Michele Levesque uses these potent multijoint exercises to fire up metabolism and build ultrasleek muscles.
Works: Outer hips, thighs
● Stand with your feet together, holding a medicine ball at chest level.
● Brace your abs and then lunge your left leg behind your right leg, until your left knee is about six inches from the floor.
● From lunge, immediately lift your left leg out to the left side, keeping it straight and foot flexed.
● Slowly lower your left leg back into a curtsy lunge; repeat for 15 reps. switch sides, lunging your right leg back and then out for 15 reps.
Tip: Keep moving, under control, throughout this exercise.