Stairway to heavenly legsPublished on October 12, 2017

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  • The jump squat
    Photo by: Mark Holleron

  • The jump squat
    Photo by: Mark Holleron

  • The jump squat
    Photo by: Mark Holleron

  • The side lunge
    Photo by: Mark Holleron

  • Calf relev√©
    Photo by: Mark Holleron

  • Calf relev√©
    Photo by: Mark Holleron

Whether at the office or in your home, take another look at the set of stairs in front of you andput them to use. Stairs are ideal for strengthening and toning legs, and building cardio.

The side lunge.
Slow down to take each step into a deep lunge, a single or double step at an angle to target the inner and outer thigh going up each riser sideways

The jump squat.
Focus on a full leg extension and a bended knee landing. Lean into the jump and aim to go as high as you can with a soft bent knee landing. Work your way up the staircase

Calf relevé.
We often forget to stretch and strengthen our calves.  Simple calf raises can help define, strengthen and stretch calf muscles.  Three sets of 10 – 12 reps is a great start. Change the angle of the feet, facing inward


Lianne Laing

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