Squats are one of the best ways to tighten up your thighs and butt, but they are one of the most hated exercises. After all, those squats burn when you are doing them, and they leave your legs aching for days.
The good news is that you can work out your thighs, butt, and belly without ever doing a squat. Give this innovative workout just two weeks and you will start seeing a difference.
Not only does this workout skip the squats, but it also only includes five different moves. The No Squats Belly, Butt, and Thighs Workout was designed by fitness expert Ellen Barrett, star of Prevention’s Flat Belly Diet Workout DVDs.
With just five moves done 10x (slow controlled reps for each movement) 4-5 times weekly, you will notice a firmer butt, slimmer thighs, and a tighter belly. Just make sure you add some 30 minutes cardio to your workout routine as well. All you need to do this routine is a wall.
I think it’s a great option for all the busy girls out there or just the type that hate squats…. What are the five different moves? They include the windshield wipers, the wall bridge, the wall scissor, knee press, and toe reaches.
The Wall Bridge
Right / Left Leg CrossOver Bridge
② Start with a bridge position and walk your feet up and walk your feet back down. So straighten your legs and bend your legs. And change leader leg up and back down.
③ Keeping the hips up, up the whole time and bend. Do 10 repetition in every leader leg.
Single Leg Bridge
② Left knee is bent, you’re going to push your hip up, do 5x and then switch feet but don’t let your hip comes down and do 5x.
① Sit down back against the wall, tailbone and butt against the wall, put your weight into the heels of your feet. You should be able to pick up your toes and move around.
② Position your legs into a 90 degree angle, make sure you’re feeling this position on your hamstring, if not, you’re likely pressing forward into your toes, instead of back into your heels.
③ Press your back on the wall as much as you can and into your heels. Hold that position for 30 seconds or as long as you can hold.
② So, you’re coming straight down, and up, down and up. Do 5 repetition and switch legs, do the same process.