If you are dreaming of those beautiful legs, better said, those Kylie Minogue legs and but, then you should know that the following Pilates moves are the best to sculpt and tone beautifully your legs.
It’s a great way to get sleek thighs, a tight tush, and a totally toned lower body. The greater news is that you don’t have to squander your savings on expensive studio lessons. Just take a look over the following Pilates moves, purchase a stability ball and a yoga mat, and start to work out your lower body.
So, get your summer legs and butt in no more than 8 weeks with these amazing Pilates moves recommended by Kylie Minogue.
1. Modified Sissy Squat
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Kneel on floor, sitting back on heels with knees slightly apart, holding bar across upper back with torso erect.
Lift hips, squeezing glutes as you come up while tilting pelvis and rolling butt underneath hips.
Hold for 1 count; lower and repeat.
2. Flex and Extend
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Sit tall on a stability ball facing a wall with knees bent 90 degrees, toes apart and resting on bar placed against the wall, feet turned out toward corners with heels together.
Extend arms out by thighs, palms facing behind you.
3. Grasshopper on Ball
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Lie on ball with palms on floor under shoulders, fingers pointing forward, legs extended and abs pulled in.
Raise legs to hip level, rotating thighs so toes are pointing toward corners.
4. Side-Kneeling Triangle Lift
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Kneel with right knee on floor, right palm aligned under shoulder and thigh perpendicular to floor.
Place left hand behind head, extending left leg out to side.
Lift left leg to hip height, inner thigh facing floor, toes pointed, squeezing glutes and drawing in abs.
Keeping left leg at hip height, continue to squeeze glutes as you pull leg 12 inches behind you.
5. Thigh Rotator
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Sit with right leg bent 90 degrees on floor in front of you, palms on floor to right of thigh, fingers pointing forward.
Lift left leg so toes are pointing into the floor with heel lifted and aligned with ball of right foot, knee bent 90 degrees.
6. Bridge and Scoop
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Lie faceup on floor with knees bent 90 degrees, feet on floor with bar resting across hips.
Lift hips, squeezing glutes (not shown).
Raise right foot several inches, pointing toes with knee bent.
Slowly kick leg forward and up in an arc until leg is extended; bend knee, lower leg back to start, and repeat.
Keep hips lifted, squeezing glutes throughout the exercise.
Do all reps with right leg; lower hips, then repeat with opposite leg.
7. Standing Leg Circles
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Stand with feet hip-width apart, hands in front with palms in, holding bar in front of thighs.
Lift left foot 6 to 8 inches off the floor, toes pointed, balancing bar across upper thigh.
Slowly trace a 12-inch circle with left toes, moving clockwise.
Keep your shoulders relaxed, contracting glutes and drawing abs in to help upper body stay stable.
Do all reps with left foot; lower and repeat on opposite side.
8. Toe-Calf Running
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Sit tall on a stability ball with knees bent 90 degrees, hands on hips and balls of feet resting on a body bar placed on floor against a wall directly in front of you.
Drawing abs in, lift and lower heels off the floor, alternating feet.
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