The Hot Legs Workout: Best Exercises for Calves

The Hot Legs Workout is the ultimate workout for working your calves, thighs, glutes, and hamstrings to give you the hot legs you’ve always dreamed of. Following are some best exercises for calves:

 best exercises for calves

Diagonal Leg

This exercise targets the abs, quads, obliques, butt, calves, and hamstrings.
• Lie on the floor face up with your knees bent, your feet flat, and your hands on the floor by your hips
• Lift your hips off the floor and tuck your left foot under your right thigh, with your left knee pointing to the left.
• Keep your hips lifted and bring your left knee out to the left to untuck your foot before extended your leg diagonally upwards to the left.
• Return your left foot back to the tuck position.
• Perform 2 sets of 20 reps for each side.

Side-Lunge Butt Kicker

This exercise targets the abs, quads, butt, obliques, and hamstrings
• Stand with your feet hip-width apart and your arms by your sides
• Lunge to the right with your right leg. Bend your right knee 90 degrees with your toes pointed forwards. Hinge forward from your hips and touch the floor with your left hand.
• Push off your right foot to stand on your left leg while bending your right knee to bring your foot towards your butt. Reach your left hand behind you to tap your right foot and then go back to the side lunge position.
• Do 2 sets of 20 reps for each leg

Thigh Trimmer

This exercise targets the butt, hamstrings, and quads.
• Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and your arms by your sides
• Bend your knees and hinge forward from your hips to touch the floor with your hands a few inches in front of your feet. Lift your left foot behind you a few inches from the floor and point your left knee slightly to the left
• Lift your bent leg diagonally behind you and towards the right
• Swing your left knee back down towards the left
• Do 2 sets of 20 reps for each leg

Carving Curtsy

This exercise targets your abs, butt, obliques, inner thighs, hamstrings, and quads.
• Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart, with your elbows bent by your sides and your hands in front of your chest.
• Lunge back with your left leg, bringing your left foot towards the right and bending both knees 90 degrees, assuming a curtsy position. Then swing your bent left arm forward, to the right, and back.
• Stand on your right leg, bringing your bent left knee out directly to the side at hip level, tapping your left knee with your left hand
• Quickly return back to the curtsy lunge
• Perform 2 sets of 20 reps for each leg

Golf Swing

The Golf Swing targets the abs, butt, obliques, inner thigh, and quads.
• Stand with your feet further than shoulder-width apart; with your toes turned out slightly and your elbows bent and your hands in front of you.
• Lower yourself down into a squat position
• Return to a standing position, balancing on your left leg as you swing your extended right leg out diagonally across your body to the left; lift your right leg as high as possible
• Quickly return to a squat position
• Do 2 sets of 20 reps for each side

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