This is Kate Kendall’s go-to workout for buns of steel. Why? It effectively targets the inner-thighs and glute muscles while also engaging your whole body (yes, your arms, chest and core) and increasing heart rate (meaning more calories burned!)
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Plus, it takes less than five minutes, meaning you can squeeze it in first thing in the morning, while on your lunch break, or duringcommercial breaks (hey, no judgment here).
So go on, get those buns ready and feel the burn.
Key Yoga Poses:
Malasana is a yogi’s squat. It works the thighs, hamstrings, glutes, and calf muscles of the legs, plus, it strengthens the lower back and core. This pose is also known to help aid digestion.
Also known as the yoga push-up or low plank, Chaturanga strengthens and tones the wrists, arms, abdominal muscles, and lower back. Be sure to keep in correct alignment – don’t stick your bum, let your shoulders collapse or let your core sag. Drop to your knees if you find this move too difficult.
Three-Legged Downward Dog
Similar to Downward Dog, the Three-legged dogpose helps strengthen the arms and gives the hamstrings and hip flexors a good stretch. It also helps develop confidence in balance. Just be aware that the shoulders and pelvis must remain square.
Lizard Lunge or Pose is a great move to open the hips, hamstrings, groins and hip flexors. In addition, it also works to strengthen the inner thigh muscles on the front leg.