5 Easy Exercises To Rock That Shorts

5 Easy Exercises to Rock Those Shorts

Charmaine Kon by Charmaine Kon on Jan 20, 2016
Why you should care

Time to pull those killer shorts out of the closet. Here’s how to get killer legs to match it.

We all have that one pair of short shorts or mini dress that show extra leg and for that reason, hardly leaves the closet *SADFACE.

While toner abs, legs, and butt are great, the gym is just too much commitment. Here, we look at easy home exercises to help you rock those shorts!

1 Curtsy Lunge

Talk about an exercise for a lady.

Curtsy Lunge Side Twist

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How-to: Place your hands on your hips or in front of you (as per picture) and stand with your feet shoulder-width apart. Much like a typical lunge, you have to step one leg backwards while lowering your knee to the floor. Unlike a typical lunge though, the leg that steps backwards must cross behind you like a curtsy. Once you’ve dipped, pause for a beat. Repeat this by alternating legs.

What it’s good for: Legs and butt.

Bonus tip: For good form, make sure that your front thigh is parallel to the ground when you’re dipping.

2 Plié Squat

Leg exercises

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How-to: Stand with your feet slightly wider than shoulder-width apart. With your feet turned out at 45 degrees, squat straight down while keeping your knees aligned with your ankle. Then stand up and repeat.

What it’s good for: Thighs and butt.

Bonus tip: Stretch your hands straight out in front of you to help with balance.

3 Wall Sit

We like the word ‘sit’ in exercises.

Lower Body Wall Sit

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How-to: Find a wall and lean on it. Then, slide down into a squat position. Push your weight back against the wall and make sure that your legs are in a 90-degree position. Hold that “sit” for 30 seconds to a minute.

What it’s good for: Thighs, back of leg, and butt.

Bonus tip: Do a one-week or 30-day challenge by increasing the amount of time you hold the “sit” position daily.

4 Front Plank


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How-to: Lie on your stomach with your legs extended and your toes tucked under. With your fists and elbows touching the ground, lift your torso off the floor and prop yourself up. Hold this position for 10 seconds to a minute.

What it’s good for: Core and abs.

Bonus tip: If you’re new at this, try doing the plank for 10 seconds, then slowly increase the duration as you practise. This will exercise and strengthen your core.

5 Flutter Kick

Leg Workout

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How-to: Lie down with your back on the ground. Place your hands with your palms facing the ground beside you. Lift your feet around six inches off the ground and lift one leg as you lower the other while keeping both legs straight. Repeat this for around 30 seconds.

What it’s good for: Lower abs and hips.

Bonus tip: Do your flutter kicks in sets of 30-second rounds. Increase your duration or number of sets as you go.

Why you should care

Time to pull those killer shorts out of the closet. Here’s how to get killer legs to match it.

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