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A-List Legs Video

Holly's exercises will help you quickly tone and tighten your legs.

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Hi, I'm Holly Perkins and this is ExerciseTV. Welcome to my A-list legs workout. A-list actresses must keep their legs in cocktail-dress ready at all times for events and movie premiers. I've designed this workout specifically to target those legs, to keep them shapely and lean so that they're ready. It's fabulous. You're gonna need 10-pound dumbbells. So go ahead and we're gonna go into our first exercise, which is a high knee jog in place. Just really get those knees up. We are using this to warm you slightly, but also, this running type movement really focuses on those calves. I want you to do it for 1 minute. Second exercise: Pick up your heavy dumbbells. It would be great if you could use 10-pound dumbbells and you're gonna point your toes out at about 30 degrees. This is called a sumo squat. I want you to really sit those hips down deep, and notice that Celine is really bringing her elbows all the way down to her knees. This is perfect. That's what we want. The dumbbells stay at the shoulders and you really sit those hips down and back firmly. Keep your abs tight. I want you to complete 15 of these. Third exercise, great. You're gonna set back into a single leg length into a knee lift. I want you to focus on that front leg. That's the leg that's really getting the majority of the work here. Drive through the gluteals and the hamstrings, really focus your energy on that front leg, and I want you to complete 10 on each side. Switch legs. Beautiful. Great. Keep it strong. And again, focus on that front leg. Keep your abs tight, and really keep your mind involved with these exercises. It makes a huge difference on those legs. Last exercise is a single leg dead lift. You're gonna drop one weight, hold the other weight. Your balance is on one leg with a slightly bended knee, and I want you to just pivot and rotate forward on that until that dumbbell comes down towards the shin or shoelace. This involves a lot of balance and this is where we really get one of the beautiful cuts through the leg. It is a balance exercise, so take your time and breath. I want you to complete 10 on each side. If the 10-pound dumbbells were a little too much for you, drop to 5 pounds. Great. Again, keep your mind in the game. Focus on that leg that's on the ground. Keep it super strong. Reaching those hips back, drive through your glutes and your hamstrings to stand you back up. Beautiful. I'm Holly Perkins and that's my A-list leg workout on ExerciseTV. Check out ExerciseTV.tv for more of my workouts.

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