Loving our lower body is a must especially when you’re aiming for a well-toned physique to flaunt this summer time. Most of us choose squats to tone our butt, belly, and thigh but the problem with squats is that they can be a bit painful to the joints especially when they are poorly executed. Even if you don’t have access to leg machines, you can still tone these parts of your body using bodyweight exercises. As a matter of fact, here are a few exercises that will help you tone your belly, butt, and thigh in no time.
- Wall bridge. Lie on your back in front of a wall then scoot closer until your butt is touching the wall with your arms at your sides. Bend knees until your feet are about three to four feet up the wall. Lift your lower and middle back off the floor while your shoulder blades are still pressed on the floor. Hold this pose as you take a deep breath. As you exhale, lower yourself into your first position. Repeat this exercise 10 times.
- Toe reaches. In this workout, you should lie on your back with your heels on the wall, your legs straight and raised upwards. Your butt should be pressed against the wall with hands at your sides. Reach your right hand towards your left foot. Let your right shoulder raise itself from the floor as you reach upwards. Go back to your first position. Raise your left hand towards your right foot. Go back to your first position. Continue alternating until you complete 10 reps on either side.
- Windshield wipers. Again, lie faceup on the floor with your legs placed against the wall. The soles of your feet should be facing upwards. Lower your left leg to 9 o’clock slowly then go back to your first position. Repeat with your right leg going to the 3 o’clock position. Keep alternating your legs until you complete 10 reps for each side.
- Knee press. Another no squat workout for your belly, butt, and thigh is the knee press. To start this exercise, you need to lie down with your back on the floor and your butt pressed against the wall. You should plant your feet about three to four feet up the wall and with your knees bent. Lift your butt as well as your back from the floor then cross your right ankle over your left knee. While keeping the rest of your body still, pulse your knee towards the wall 20 times. Go back to your first position and repeat with the other leg.
These exercises are perfect for targeting not just your core, but your butt and thighs as well. This means that you will be able to squeeze in even these four workouts to your day to give your muscles the toning session that they need so they will appear well-sculpted. For sure, you will see a noticeable difference when you try these exercises out regularly.