Hot Butt and Thigh Exercise: Walking Lunge Touch-Down

-by Joey Atlas, The Woman’s Trainer
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Hot Butt and Thigh Exercise: Walking Lunge Touch-Down

This is the video demonstration I promised after I made this post on my book blog:

Lower Body, Core, Abs and Cardio Exercise COMBINED <= click to read

The video makes perfect sense only if you’ve read the article I mention above…

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Tone Thighs, Leg Slimming, Thinner Thigh, Leg Toning…

- by Joey Atlas, Author of Amazon Bestseller – ‘Fatness to Fitness’
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Tone Thighs, Leg Slimming, Thinner Thigh, Leg Toning – An Exercise in Communication?

One of the biggest challenges (I used to have) in working with women was understanding what they meant by the words they were using to describe their lower body problem areas and WHAT improvements or changes they wanted to make.

Let me explain…

Every day various women come to this site just to stare at my handsome picture and fantasize about me coming to life and stepping out of the computer screen… – Ok, Ok my sense of humor started to take over there for a few seconds – back to the article…

Every day women come to this site because of certain words, feelings and thoughts that are going on in their minds.

Thoughts such as…

I want to tone up my legs…
I need to slim down these fat thighs…
I have to lift this saggy butt…
I would love to firm up my glutes
My legs need some toning…
I want tighter, smaller buns
My thighs should be thinner…
I want curvy hips…
I want my slim hips back…

Now here’s were it gets interesting – and maybe even confusing…

Just because the words being used are different doesn’t necessarily mean that the goals are any different (they may be exactly the same!) – AND, conversely, just because 2 women may use the same exact words to describe their specific lower body goals – doesn’t mean that they are interested in the same end result. Read that one more time… go ahead, I’ll wait for you…

Here’s an example of what I mean. Take a look at this photo:

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Toned Thighs or Slim Legs?

The legs, butt, hips and thighs of the woman on the left are bigger, curvier and more ‘sculpted’ than the slimmer, less toned, thinner, and more slender lower body of the woman on the right.

Now – let’s stop for a second – and realize that I just used words that “I” would use to describe what I see in the photo. And – it is quite likely that you or another woman reading this would disagree with my choice of words and would want to use different words to describe the different lower bodies.

Doesn’t mean either of us are right or wrong – it’s simply a matter of communication (whihc can sometimes be tricky… ;-))

So, we take this one step further.

For example sake – let’s say I have two women sitting in front of me – one is clearly overweight and in need of fat loss – and the other is NOT overweight but sort of soft, shapeless and un-toned…

Both may use words such as…

“I want to tone and shape my whole lower body…”

– and NEITHER would be wrong. On the other hand he overweight woman may say…

“I want to slim down my thighs and firm up my legs…”

and the other woman might say…

“I want to reduce the flab on my legs, hips and butt – and I want to sculpt them as well – along with my thighs…”

The point I’m trying to make here is this:

Your past experiences, conversations, inferences and perceptions have shaped how you define, describe and verbalize what you see and more importantly what you want. And just because you might use different words than someone else doesn’t mean you are wrong – you are simply communicating as best you can – which is all that anyone can do.

It’s up to the person or people you are communicating with, to be open enough to realize this universal element of our existence and be insightful enough to understand where you are coming from and what you mean, and to be sure that you are clear on where they are coming from and what they mean.

This is one of the main reasons why the ‘Home’ page of this site is so long – I try to use all the variations of womens problem areas that I know of – as well as using variations of how you and other women may describe their trouble spots and more importantly, the improvements they want in their leg, butt, hip and thigh areas.

I almost started talking about body image or ‘self image’ – because that is also a factor – but I will address that in a future article – as there is much to be shared on that topic…

This article is meant to start a discussion – that I would like your feedback and comments on.

How do you describe your lower body problems?

What improvements do you want to make?

Remember – there is no right or wrong…

Just click on the oval ‘Comment’ button just below here, over to the right a little…

Your Trainer,

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Best Leg Lift Exercise for Toning, Slimming and Sculpting

- by Joey Atlas, Author of Amazon Bestseller – ‘Fatness to Fitness’
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A common question I get from many women is, “What’s the best leg lift exercise for toning and slimming my legs?”

What made me think about writing this article is actually not the question but an experience I had during my own lower body workout a few days ago.

I happened to be at the local YMCA and I was finishing up my leg workout off to the side on a mat in some open floor space. About 30 feet from me were two other women doing some of their own leg lift exercises.

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Toning Leg Lift Exercise

I got up to get a quick drink at the water fountain and a woman who had been watching my whole leg workout while she was on the treadmill came over to me and said, “I was watching your whole workout and what surprises me is that you didn’t use any weights or leg machines and your legs and butt look amazing.”

I thanked her and briefly explained a bit of my ‘leg exercise’ philosophy. She then commented on the noticeable difference between how I was doing my leg lift exercises on the mat as compared to the 2 women who were also doing leg lift exercises on the floor. She asked me for some insight on this.

I explained, “Most people haven’t learned that leg exercise tempo, form, sequence and grouping are just as important as the actual exercises. Then you introduce ‘micro-varying’ to your leg exercise program and you really make things happen. You were watching me do all of these things. These were the differences you were seeing between me and the 2 women over there doing their own versions of leg lift exercises.”

So in answering the question, “What’s the best leg lift exercise for toning and slimming my legs?”…

There is no single best leg lift exercise – but rather how you perform the leg exercise in regards to exercise tempo, form, sequence and what other leg exercises you are grouping it with. Beyond that – you want to consider ‘micro-varying’ your leg exercises for long term progression.

This is where the best results are achieved and that is really what we are after. The best results – and not actually ‘the best leg lift exercise’.

These are the principles that have made The Ultimate Leg, Butt, Hip and Thigh Makeover so popular among so many types of women. The program teaches the exact ways to perform each exercise with all the elements I mention above.

Women who use the ULBHTM for their leg, butt, hip and thigh areas get results. Women who kind of just go through the motions without regard to leg exercise tempo, form, sequence and grouping (like the 2 women at the YMCA) – get no results or very limited results.

Are you getting the results you want?

Or are you getting no results?

Let me know – leave a ‘comment’ below…

Your trainer,

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1 of the Best Leg Exercises for a Woman – Toning, Slimming or Building Sexy Legs

- by Joey Atlas

What is the ideal leg exercise for you? Is it one that reduces and slims big, fat, flabby legs? Is it one that tones, firms and gets rid of cellulite? Or is it one that builds up and sculpts a pair of skinny and un-sexy ‘chicken legs’ into a pair of shapely and curvy ‘eye-catchers’?

Here’s a leg exercise for women that can do each of those things – BUT we have to vary the number of sets, repetitions and maybe one other thing – depending on your specific ‘trouble spots’ and lower body problem areas.

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Best Leg Exercise for Women

The greatest thing about this leg exercise is that you can do it anywhere, anytime – without any exercise equipment or weights. You don’t even need the fancy exercise step I’m using. You can use the first step (or first 2 steps) on a staircase if you have stairs in your house. You can use a simple utility step that you might have in your garage (9 – 12 inches high is perfect for starters).

You can also use a heavy duty plastic step that you use to get to the top shelves of your pantry, cupboards or laundry room shelves. You can find these at any department or hardware store – just ask to see the ‘heavy duty’ utility steps. Rubbermaid and Sterilite are just a couple of brands – but not the only ones.

OK – now here are the leg exercise instructions:

First you’ll need a staircase or a utility step like I described earlier or like the one in the leg exercise photo above.

You may have one you can use in your garage or a closet – just make sure it is sturdy.

If using a staircase – stand on the first (for beginners) or second step with both feet. If using a utility step – try to use one that is about 8 – 12 inches high & stand on it with both feet. This is one of the simplest yet most effective leg exercises for women.

Place your hands on your hips or hold them out in front of you for easier balance, or out to the side. If using a staircase feel free to hold on to the rail. SLOWLY, step down with your left foot & LIGHTLY touch the floor with your toes & the ball of the foot (keep your heel off the ground).

Then bring your left foot back up & lightly touch the step and repeat this 10 times with the left foot.

Take a 10 second rest and then do the right leg.

IMPORTANT – The leg that stays on the step is the one doing the most work & you should feel a nice ‘warm feeling’ or ‘burn’ as some people describe it, in that leg.

This means you are doing the exercise right.

If it is too easy – you may be moving too fast – the key is to move slowly to ‘use the leg muscles properly’.

Or the step may be too low – try a higher step to increase the intensity of this leg toning exercise.

Try to build up to 3 sets of 15 reps (per leg) with 10 – 15 seconds rest between sets. If you haven’t been exercising your legs, or are a beginner – you can do this 2 or 3 times each week.

If you have been exercising you may want to add it into your current leg exercise program.

As all of my lower body exercises – even though we call this a ‘leg exercise’ – it naturally also works the butt, hips and thighs. If you like what this exercise does for your legs – then you can believe that the complete Ultimate Leg, Butt, Hip and Thigh Makeover will work wonders for you.

In the full program – I outline the repetitions, sets and progression plans that coordinate with your specific goals. So you are not guessing if you are doing the right program for your specific problems and goals.

I also present the food and nutrition principles you should be following depending on your needs and goals. No crazy diets – just time tested and proven tactics that can be followed with the rights foods from your local grocery store.

Let me know how you do with the exercise above.

Your trainer,

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— Lynne Derucchi – West Chester, New York

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