We were blown away by Carrie’s amazing voice at the ACM Awards on April 3, but we also couldn’t help but be mesmerized by her toned legs! Read expert tips to get her sexy stems below!
Carrie Underwood is total #Fitspo — she even has her own athletic line — and we were totally in awe of her toned legs at the ACM Awards. Get expert trainer tips for sexy summer legs right here!
Teresa Oxford, Brand Ambassador of iLoveKickboxing tells HollywoodLife.com:
“Short on time, but want sexy, toned legs like Carrie? All you need is a spare 10 minutes a day and you can be wearing those jean shorts and cowgirl boots with confidence, too! Here are 5 awesome exercises. Perform each one for 2 minutes and you’ll rock those boots in no time!
1) Front kicks:
Stand with feet shoulder-width apart, toes pointing straight ahead. Step forward with your right leg. Bring your left knee to waist level, then kick the lower half of your left leg out in front of you in one steady motion. Bring left leg down and step back to starting position. Repeat on opposite side. Kick only as high as your comfortability level allows. Be sure to snap your leg while kicking. Be careful not to over extend the leg or kick too high as this could cause injury. Alternate sides for the entire minute.”
Carrie Underwood’s Workout — Get Her Toned Legs At ACM
“2) Around the world lunges. For this exercise you will be doing three different lunges:
1) You will start with the front lunge. Stand up straight and make sure your feet are hip width apart. Keeping your shoulders relaxed, take a big step forward with your right leg. Bend your front right knee so it is at a 90 degree angle with the floor. Your back left knee should be almost touching the floor. Keep your weight on your front right heel. Using your leg muscles and keeping your core tight, push yourself back to the starting position. Focus on doing each rep in a slow and controlled motion so you avoid knee injury and get the most out of the exercise.”
2) Side Lunge: Once you’re back in standing position with your feet and knees together, take a large step with your right foot to the right side and lunge toward the floor. Make sure your right knee does not extend past your toes and keep your left leg relatively straight. Using your leg muscles and keeping your core tight, push yourself back to the starting position.
3) In the starting position you will now perform a Reverse Lunge. Take a big step back with the right foot. Lower your hips to the floor until your front knee forms a 90 degree angle. Push yourself back up to the starting position. Perform the reverse lunge with the other leg.”
“3) Wall Squat:
Stand with your back against the wall, placing your feet about two feet out in front of you. Feet should be hip distance apart. Bending your knees, slide your back down the wall until your knees are a 90 degree angle. Hold this position for duration of exercise.
4) Sumo squat:
Stand with your feet 4-6 inches wider than your shoulders, with your toes pointed out at a 45 degree angle. While keeping your back straight, slowly bend at the knees and hips as if sitting down. Lower yourself until your quadriceps and hamstrings are parallel to the floor. Slowly return back to your starting position.”
5) High knees:
Stand with your feet shoulder width apart, with your toes pointing straight ahead. While looking forward, with arms hanging down at your sides, jump from one foot to the other while at the same time lifting your knees as high as possible. Your arms should be following the motion. Try to stay light on your feet and touch the ground with the balls of your feet. When your legs start burning and shaking, you’ll know you’re on the way to success. (It’s like running in place, but only one foot at a time and with high knees!)”
Leg Workouts — More Tips To Get Carrie Underwood’s Legs
Nancy Anderson, trainer at Barry’s Bootcamp tells HollywoodLife.com:
Complete this circuit of 3 exercises for 20-30 reps on each leg for 2-4 sets:
SIDE GLUTE RAISE: Lay on your side with your elbow on the floor and your legs bent behind you and stacked on top of each other. Keeping your bottom on the ground and your elbow on the floor, lift your hips straight up towards the sky. This will engage the bottom glute (butt) that is closest to the mat. Don’t knock it until you’ve tried it, after 20-30 reps for 2-4 sets and that booty will be burning.
GLUTE KICK-BACKS: Start on all fours on your mat or bench and bring one leg to 90 degrees and kick back, keeping your foot flat. Think about ‘high-fiving’ the ceiling with the sole of your shoe. Go high enough to feel it in your glutes (specifically lower glutes) but not so high that you feel a pinch in your lower back. Only bring your knee about half way down towards your mat and then repeat 20-30 reps on each leg for 2-4 sets. This is a perfect exercise to work the bottom of your booty, where most women are looking to tighten and rid cellulite.
FROG PUMPS: Laying on your back, place the soles of your shoes together and bring your heels close to your butt. Drive your elbows into the floor and thrust your hips toward the ceiling. Try not to rest at the bottom in-between reps. Complete 20-30 reps for 2-4 sets and those glutes will be on fire!”
Are you going to try these workouts to get sexy legs like Carrie?