Even if you have two left feet it’s possible to train for the gorgeous, toned legs of a dancer that everyone envies.
The secret? Do regular cardio to burn off fat, stretch daily to create length and fluidity — and sculpt with targeted moves to reshape the muscles of the hips, thighs and glutes.
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We’ve plucked 4 signature moves from the typical dancer’s routine to help you transform your lower body. Do this routine 2-4 times a week and you should begin seeing results in about 30 days
Here’s the deal: Do 1-3 sets of each exercise, 8-15 reps per set. Focus on form, especially staying tall and being precise in your body placement. Use AcaciaTV‘s Liz LeFrois –pictured demonstrating the moves below –as your guide.
Elegant Side Lift
[A] Stand with your feet hip-width apart, arms gracefully held up at shoulder-height. Square your hips, shift most of your weight onto your left foot and extend your right foot straight out to the side, toes pointed. [B] Lift your right foot up and out to the side a few inches. You should feel your standing left leg work to balance as well as a strong pull through your right hip. Complete reps and repeat to the other side.
[A] Stand tall with your feet wider than hip-width apart, toes turned out. Gracefully hold your arms up at chest height in front of you. [B] Bend your knees until your thighs are parallel to the floor. [C] Stand back up to the start taking care to keep your knees soft.
[A] Stand tall with your feet hip-width apart. [B] Bend your knees as you extend your arms up overhead, focusing on making your torso long. torso. [C] Stand back up to the start taking care to keep your knees soft.
[A] Stand tall with your feet hip-width apart, your arms held gracefully up at shoulder height. [B] Step your right foot back and to the side of your left foot as you bend both knees. [C] Once your left leg is parallel to the floor and your right knee is hovering above it, stand back up to the start. Complete all reps and repeat to the other side.
Now that you’ve got that “tendu” attitude, learn more about creating a dancer’s body by signing up for an AcaciaTV 10 Day trial. We’ve got hours of dance-inspired workouts you can stream anytime, anywhere from any device, including an exclusive Dancer’s Body Workout starring LeFrois.