If you’re bored of your routine or you’ve plateau’d and need a boost to get you back on track, try this Kelly Ripa workout. It includes some unique moves and is sure to sculpt your butt and thighs
Sitting on the floor with knees bent, place your hands behind you with your fingers pointing in. Raise your hips off the floor, straightening one leg at a time and pointing your toe to the ceiling.
Bend your elbows to work your triceps and lower yourself down without resting on the floor. Repeat for 3 sets of 12 each leg.
Side Leg Raises
This will put your stamina to the test and get at those saddle bags. Using the back of a chair to stabilize you, stand with your supporting leg pointing in towards the chair. Lift your leg until it is level with your hip and keep your knee soft. On the count of two, pulse your leg forward until it’s straight out in front of you, then bring it back and pulse for two. Repeat this exercise for one to two minutes each leg.
Kneeling on the floor, straighten your arms above your head with palms facing in and lift your hips slightly off the floor. As you dip from side-to-side with the hips, use the arms as if you were climbing rope. Repeat for 30 seconds. In the same position, perform pelvic thrusts for 30 seconds and then transition into a circular motion with your hips, first to the left then right for 30 seconds.
Working your outer thigh, sit on one hip with your other leg bent out to the side, raise your knee up while keeping contact with your foot on the floor. You don’t want your arms to assist you with this one, so assume the Namaste position while you perform this move. Repeat for 3 sets of 20 to 40 each leg. People with knee problems will have a hard time with this one and should probably avoid it.
Squat and Calf Combo
With a medicine ball or sports ball between your knees, lower yourself down into a squat with your arms above your head. Now alternate each foot for calf raises while you maintain this position. Repeat for 15 to 30 reps for 3 sets.
Straight Leg Crunch
Lying on the floor with knees bent and feet resting on a rubber ball, perform an ab crunch and hold, then straighten out your legs using the rubber ball to manoeuvre. Maintain the crunch position with your arms out and continue to straighten your legs, rolling the ball away from you with your feet. Repeat for 60 seconds.
Lucky for us, Kelly is more than willing to share her fitness secrets and has been featured in Shape magazine. Check out this video and try incorporating some of these moves into your workout routine:
Originally published @ FITLODE.COM