Winter is everyone’s favorite time of the year when we bundle up under long pants and boots, celebrating the fact that we don’t have to shave our legs (as much). Whether or not this is true for you, it’s definitely not the time to let your lower body catch the winter sag. Your legs are hidden under countless layers — but that doesn’t mean you can give up on working on those tight, toned beach legs!
All summer long, I see people at the gym working on their quads, glutes, hamstrings and calves. And it’s no secret that a great pair of calves are the perfect finish to any skirt, dress, shorts, or of course, a pair of heels. But all winter long, I’m surprised if I see anyone working out their calves. Cankles, anyone?
Do this simple set of various calf raises to maintain your sculpted lower legs all year long. You can do this workout on the floor or with your toes elevated on a step. Lowering your heels below ground level will surely cause the burn you’re looking for. Plus, lifting your own body weight means you can do this workout just about anywhere!
- Both feet: 50 reps
- Toes pointed out with heels touching: 25 reps
- Toes pointed in and touching: 25 reps
- Right leg: 20 reps
- Left leg: 20 reps
- Reverse toe raises with heels on the ground: 50 reps
Rest. Repeat. If two sets are too easy, do it again. If you want more of a challenge, put a set of dumbbells in your hands.
I swear — calf raises are the quickest way to sore muscles. And while you’re at it, check out this how-to on getting Beach-Ready Buttocks.
Are you still doing your favorite leg workouts this winter? Share below or @20sTweet!