• How To Walk Off The Jiggle

    With this fun move, you’ll burn and firm—no gear or machines required!

    Your Mission

    If your routine hasn’t seen the great outdoors for what seems like forever, make your cardio session take a hike— literally! When you hoof it up and down hills (as opposed to walking on a treadmill at a 0 percent incline), your butt and legs have to work harder to propel you. The extra effort doesn’t just sculpt your lower half; it increases your calorie burn too (by a whopping 50 percent). And if that’s not reason enough to take to the trails, here’s another: Research shows that exercising outside provides a significantly greater mood boost than indoor sessions!

     

      MUST-DO MOVE  
    Tree Split Squat

      • Stand a foot or so away from a tree (or a wall or bench) with your back to it.
      • Bend left knee and push against tree with left foot. Raise arms to shoulder height in front of you, palms facing down [A].
      • Bend right knee and lower into a single-leg squat as you continue to push against the tree with left foot [B]. Rise up and repeat for 30 seconds, then switch legs to complete set.

     

    *For the full article please refer to Shape March 2012 Issue

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