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Sculpt a Lean Body

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Sculpt a Lean Body

We loose the weight and reach our goal but now what happens? You need to sculpt that body! If you want an easy but an effective workout check out this Sculpt a Lean Body exercise routine from Women’s Health Mag. Is not a crazy routine but it will help to tone your body. You can do this routine basically anywhere just make sure there are walls and a stool/chair to hold on.

Sculpt a Lean Body

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Wall Pushup

 Stand facing a wall with your arms extended in front of you, shoulder-width apart, palms resting on the surface. Bring your legs together and rise up onto the balls of your feet (a). Bend your elbows until your chest nearly touches the wall (b). Push back to the starting position. Do this for 30 seconds. Then continue for another 30 seconds, this time using a smaller range of motion and a faster pace.

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Standing Turnout

Place your hands on your support, feet in a narrow V. Extend your right leg behind you (point your toe to five o’clock), lifting your foot off the floor. Slowly lift your leg up and down by an inch for 30 seconds. Repeat, smaller and faster, for 30 seconds. Next, make small circles—as if your toe were tracing a quarter—for 30 seconds, then reverse the circles for 30 seconds. Repeat the entire sequence with your left leg (toe pointing to seven o’clock).

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Scissor Curl

Lie on your back with shoulders and feet raised, right leg extended up, and hands behind knee. Slowly curl up and down by an inch for 30 seconds. Continue, smaller and faster, for 30 seconds. Next, bring your left arm up to your ear and curl for 30 seconds. Then reach your left arm toward your right ankle, curling for 30 seconds. Switch sides and repeat the sequence.

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 Also check this awesome article from SHAPE magazine.

Lean-Body Tips from Professional Dancers 

As Lady Foot Locker’s brand ambassador (and former Dancing With the Stars cast member), Lacey Schwimmer knows what it takes to keep her body in top shape. The dancer/singer keeps her legs toned at home by doing toe rises, known as “releves” in the ballet world. The simple exercise effectively targets your calves, thighs, and glutes.

“Stand by a nearby wall, bar, or table for balance and put one of your ankles to your opposite knee,” Schwimmer says. “Rise up on one foot as high as you can go, then come back down.”

Do this 50 times total, but alternate feet after 3 reps. Make sure to point your toes of the lifted foot and stretch when you’re finished!

“This will prevent injury and help your muscles heal faster and grow stronger,” Schwimmer says.
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