Shape Up Your Thighs, Butt and Belly – No Squats Necessary!

Do you hate doing squats but you do them anyway because you want to shape up your lower body? We have some good news for you – there’s a way to shape up your thighs, butt and belly without doing squats at all!

Check out these three simple, fun and effective wall exercises and say goodbye to squats.

Wall Bridge

Start by lying on your back with your butt against the wall (your arms should be at your side). Then, bend your knees, placing your feet about 3-4 feet up the wall. This is when the exercise begins: raise your lower back off the floor, keeping your shoulder blades firmly on the ground. Hold the position while you inhale, and then release, exhaling and returning to the starting position.

Repeat 25 times.

Toe Reach

Start by lying on the floor and your heels pressed against the wall (your legs should be straight). The goal is to try to reach your toes with your hands, so reach your right hand toward your left foot. You probably won’t be able to actually touch your toes, but that’s fine, the exercise doesn’t depend on that. Return to the starting position and repeat the exercise with your left hand and right foot.

Do 25 repetitions.

Wall Scissor

Start the exercise with your butt close to the wall, your knees bent and your feet planted on the wall. Push your hips up, placing your elbows on the floor, as a support. Then move your feet up the wall so that your legs are perfectly straight. From here, the real exercise begins: lower your right leg toward your head, keeping both legs straight. Return to the starting position and repeat with your left leg.

Alternate until you complete 20 reps.

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