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LOVE Your Lower Body

Get the lower body you've always wanted with these belly, butt, and leg exercises from Prevention Magazine and Prevention.com

5 Dance-Inspired Moves To Sculpt A Leaner Lower Body

5 Dance-Inspired Moves To Sculpt A Leaner Lower Body

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Side Lunge with Overhead Press: Stand holding 1 dumbbell with both hands at chest level. Take a big step to right and slowly lower into a side squat, keeping chest lifted, weight in heels, and knees behind toes (A). Press into right heel and come back to standing, stepping right foot next to left foot while extending arms and pressing weight overhead (B). Immediately step to left and lower into a side squat on that side (C). Alternate sides for each rep.

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Pilé Squat with Biceps Curl: Stand with feet slightly more than hip-width apart, toes pointing out. Hold dumbbells in front of thighs, palms facing away from body (A). Slowly lower into a squat, bending knees and keeping back straight and chest upright, while curling dumbbells toward chest (B). Press through heels and squeeze glutes while straightening legs and lowering weights back to starting position.

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Deadlift to Upright Row: Stand with feet hip-width apart, knees slightly bent, and hold dumbbells in front of thighs, palms facing body (A). Slowly hinge forward at hips, lowering torso until it's almost parallel to floor (B). Pause, then squeeze glutes and return to standing, lifting dumbbells to chest height and keeping elbows pointed out to sides (C). Slowly return to starting position. That's 1 rep.

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Reverse Lunge with Twist & Pull - Stand with arms extended forward at chest height, holding 1 end of band in each hand. Step left foot back and lower into a lunge. Twist torso over right leg and pull hands farther apart, stretching band. Return to start, then repeat on opposite side. Alternate sides with each rep.

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Squat Punch - Stand with feet slightly more than hip-width apart, 1 weight in each hand. Bend elbows and raise weights to shoulder height, palms facing forward. Hinge at hips to lower into a squat. Straighten legs to stand and twist torso to right, coming onto ball of left foot and extending left arm at shoulder height (shown). Lower into another squat and repeat punch on opposite side. Alternate sides with each rep.

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Inner Thigh Slide - Stand with feet shoulder width apart and place a small towel under your left foot, hands on hips (a). Squat down by bending your right knee as you simultaneously slide your left foot out to the side, keeping left leg straight (b). Pause and slowly return to starting position. Repeat for 12 to 15 reps and then switch legs; perform 2 to 3 sets.

Tone Your Whole Body With...A Towel?

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Moves That Target Cellulite: Brazilian Lunge - Bend knees to lower into a lunge, left knee bent at 90° and right knee lowering toward floor. Raise your body back up (don’t move your feet). Do 15 reps on each leg. Make it harder by touching your arms to the ground when you lower down. Raise your arms and jump, keeping feet in a split position, to come back up.

10 Moves That Target Cellulite

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Moves That Target Cellulite: Plié Squat With Alternating Heel Raise - Stand with feet about 3 feet apart, toes pointed out. Lower down until thighs are nearly parallel to the floor. Push yourself back up to standing. That’s one rep. Do 15 reps. Repeat the same move, but raise the right heel as you lower down. Do 15 reps. Repeat the same move, but raise your left heel as you lower your body down. Do 15 reps.

10 Moves That Target Cellulite

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Curtsey to Lateral Liberty - Keep your shoulders away from your ears, your chest lifted, and press your left hand onto the back of the chair. Inhale and lower into a curtsey lunge, bending your left knee to 90° and right knee toward floor, lowering your right arm to a low V. Exhale to engage your quads, abs, and glutes, and straighten your left leg while pulling your right knee out to the side at waist height and lifting right arm to a High V position.

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Windshield Wipers - Lie faceup on the floor with your legs against a wall, the bottoms of your feet facing the ceiling. Slowly lower your left leg down the wall like a clock arm toward 9 o'clock, then return to the starting position. Repeat with right leg, sweeping toward 3 o'clock. Continue to alternate legs until you've completed all of the reps.

The No Squats Belly, Butt, and Thighs Workout

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Glute Kick - Lie on back with left knee bent, right leg extended above right hip. Lift hips off floor. Pause, then lower hips, keeping right leg extended. Continue lifting and lowering hips for 30 seconds. Repeat on opposite side for another 30 seconds.

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Plank Walk-In - Assume push-up position, arms straight and spine long. Keeping core tight, step left foot next to left hand, then right foot next to right hand, coming into a deep squat. Pushing through heels, stand and raise arms overhead. Slowly reverse move to complete 1 rep.

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Moves That Target Cellulite: Boot Strappers - Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart. Bend at the waist to touch your toes. (It’s OK to bend your knees slightly.) Bend knees and lower your butt until it nearly touches the floor. Allow heels to lift if needed. Keep your hands on your toes. Lift your butt up so that you’re in a toe-touch position again. Bend knees and lower butt to the floor again. This time stand all the way up. That’s one rep. Do 15 reps.

10 Moves That Target Cellulite

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Moves That Target Cellulite: Swiss Ball Hip Lift And Hamstring Curl - Lie on your back with legs extended and heels on top of a Swiss ball or weighted stability ball. Lift hips up so that feet, hips, and chest are in a straight line. Bend your knees to pull the ball toward you. Straighten your legs to push the ball away. Lower your butt down. That’s one rep. Do 15 reps.

10 Moves That Target Cellulite

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Resize Your Thighs: Walking Lunge - Grab a pair of dumbbells and hold them at your sides. Tighten your abs and take a very large step forward with your right leg. Lower your body until your back knee comes close to touching the floor. Lean forward slightly and press into your right heel to stand up with feet together. Next, step forward with your left leg and repeat on the left side. Alternate lunges for a total of 24 steps (12 reps on each leg).

10 Moves That Resize Your Thighs

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Liberty Arabesque: Stand facing the back of a chair. Extend your right leg and lift it into the air. Your hips will be slightly open to the right. Try to really engage and reach through the right leg. Slide the shoulders away from your ears and pull the abdominals in. Take a breath in, then exhale, engaging your thigh and calf, and rise up onto the ball of your left foot, lifting left heel off the floor.

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Single-Leg Deadlift - Start from a standing position. Keep your back straight and bend forward at the hips while lifting one leg straight behind you (in line with your spine) and reaching your hands toward the ground. Return to the starting position. Repeat for 30 seconds, then switch legs.

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Curtsy Lunge Hop - Start with your feet hip-width apart. Step backward, moving your right foot diagonally and to the left of your left hip. Simultaneously drop your right knee and bend your left knee. Propel your right knee upward as you come off the ground with your left foot, and lift your left elbow by swinging it up and forward. Repeat for 30 seconds, then switch legs.

12 Essential Exercises Every Runner Should Do

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Moves That Target Cellulite: Hip Bridge - Lie on your back with knees bent and feet on top of a BOSU Balance Trainer (if you don’t have a BOSU, keep your feet on the floor). Raise hips so that knees, hips, and chest are in a straight line. Squeeze butt muscles and keep knees in line with hips. Hold for about 3 seconds, then lower hips to the starting position. Repeat 15 times.

10 Moves That Target Cellulite

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Moves That Target Cellulite: Squat With Calf Raise - Stand with feet hip-width apart. Bend at the knees and hips to lower down until thighs are parallel to the floor. Stand up, then lift your heels and shift weight onto the balls of your feet. Lower your heels to return to starting position. Do 15 reps.

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Moves That Target Cellulite: Alternating Abduction Squats - Place a weighted stability ball about one foot in front of you. Raise your right leg and touch the top of the ball with your foot. Use your foot to swipe the ball to the right side, landing with your feet shoulder-width apart. Bend at your knees and lower your body down until your thighs are parallel to the floor. Push yourself back to standing. Repeat using left side.

10 Moves That Target Cellulite

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Horse Pose with Heels Lifted - Stand with feet more than hip-width apart, toes turned out to 2 and 10 o'clock, shoulders over hips, and abs tight. Bend knees and slide torso 6 inches down, bringing knees over ankles and in line with second toes. Place right hand on back of chair. Lift heels off floor and press evenly through toes. Hold for 5 breaths. Keeping heels lifted, slowly lower hips 1 inch, then press into balls of feet and lift hips up 1 inch. Continue 1-inch movements for 30 reps.

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