Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Ask the Trainer: I am trying to tone my butt and legs. Is walking on a treadmill gonna do it?

Walking on a treadmill is great exercise but it probably won't give you the results you're looking for. The treadmill will help you burn calories and lose body fat but the best way to tone and shape your legs and butt is with resistance training. Two of the best exercises for this are lunges and squats.

Beginners should strive to complete one set of 10-15 reps for each exercise and work toward completing two to three sets. You'll want to do these exercises 2-3 days a week on non-consecutive days. Use dumbbells or resistance bands to add resistance and keep the exercises challenging as you get stronger.

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