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The No Squats Belly, Butt, and Thighs Workout

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The No Squats Belly, Butt, and Thighs Workout

There is nothing I hate more in this world than squats!!! I know, I know… they are a great way to tighten your bottom and legs…but boy do they burn! Well thanks to Prevention and this fantastic workout routine you will be able to flatten your belly, slim your thighs, and firm your butt in only 2 weeks! Plus there are only five moves, yes just 5 moves! The No Squats Belly, Butt and Thighs Workout was designed by fitness expert Ellen Barrett, star of multiple workout videos. Prevention says to do this workout 4 or 5 times a week barefoot, 10 slow controlled reps of each move and best of all no special equipment is required.

This is 5 Step Workout is a great option for all the busy gals out there…and for those of us (like myself) that just hate squats!

 

STEP 1 – Wall Bridge

 

Begin with your butt close to the wall, knees bent, and your feet planted on the wall. Raise your hips up, and place your elbows on the floor and your hands on your hips to support your lower body. Walk your feet up the wall so that your legs are straight. This is your starting position.

From here, lower your left leg toward your head, keeping both legs straight. Return to the starting position and repeat with your right leg. Continue to alternate until you’ve completed all reps.

MAKE IT HARDER


As you lower your leg, pause and pulse 2 or 3 times, moving it up and down an inch or two, before returning it back to the wall.

MAKE IT EASIER

Start with your hips 3 to 6 inches away from the wall.

STEP 2 – Windshield Wipers

Lie on your back with your butt against the wall, knees bent, and feet planted 3 to 4 feet up the wall. Raise your butt and back off the floor and cross your right ankle over your left knee. Without moving the rest of your body, pulse your knee toward the wall 20 times. Lower your body, and repeat on your left side.

MAKE IT HARDER


As you press your knee, lift and lower your hips a couple of inches with each rep.

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MAKE IT EASIER


Do the move with your butt on the floor.

STEP 3 – Toe Reaches

Lie on the floor with your heels pressed against the wall, your legs straight. Reach your right hand toward your left foot, allowing your right shoulder to raise off the floor. Return to the starting position. Repeat with your left hand and right foot. Continue to alternate until you’ve completed all reps.

MAKE IT HARDER


Perform the exercise with your feet stacked toe to heel.

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MAKE IT EASIER


Reach toward your knees.

STEP 4 – Wall Scissors

Begin with your butt close to the wall, knees bent, and your feet planted on the wall. Raise your hips up, and place your elbows on the floor and your hands on your hips to support your lower body. Walk your feet up the wall so that your legs are straight. This is your starting position.

From here, lower your left leg toward your head, keeping both legs straight. Return to the starting position and repeat with your right leg. Continue to alternate until you’ve completed all reps.

MAKE IT HARDER


As you lower your leg, pause and pulse 2 or 3 times, moving it up and down an inch or two, before returning it back to the wall.

MAKE IT EASIER

Start with your hips 3 to 6 inches away from the wall.

STEP 5 – Knee Press

Lie on your back with your butt against the wall, knees bent, and feet planted 3 to 4 feet up the wall. Raise your butt and back off the floor and cross your right ankle over your left knee. Without moving the rest of your body, pulse your knee toward the wall 20 times. Lower your body, and repeat on your left side.

MAKE IT HARDER


As you press your knee, lift and lower your hips a couple of inches with each rep.

MORE: Tighten, tone and turn heads with the 15-minute workout DVD

MAKE IT EASIER


Do the move with your butt on the floor.

After you try this work-out…let us know your thoughts. We’d love to hear from you in the comments section below.

Editor’s Note – Article updated to reflect new photos

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