Total Body Workout for Women
Slim Down All Over
Toned from Top to Bottom
There's a common belief—or myth, rather—that if you want to tone your legs and boost your butt, you should devote all your energy to squats and leg lifts of every kind. The problem: While you'll build sleek muscle (score!), no one will notice if it's hidden under a layer of body fat. (Search: How to burn more fat)
To reveal a slimmer bottom half, you need to add a fat-burning total-body routine to those targeted moves that reshape your hips, thighs, and butt. Luckily for you, we've got both right here! Stick to these workouts and you'll be shimmying into those skinny jeans with ease in no time. (Related: The 15-Minute Skinny Jeans Workout)
Get your Slim Down All Over workout right here (the four exercises above will strengthen and tone your total body) and then check out the Blast Your Lower Half workout to target your legs and derriere.
Perform this workout two or three times a week: Complete 10 to 15 reps of each exercise, moving from one to the next with little (30 seconds) to no rest in between. Do two or three sets total.
Adapted from Six Weeks to Skinny Jeans: Blast Fat, Firm Your Butt, and Lose Two Jean Sizes, by Amy Cotta (Rodale, January 2012). Available wherever books are sold.