Kristin Cavallari’s Workout to Get Those Amazing Legs
Cardio used to be all I did before I had kids, but once I had them my lifestyle changed—Cavallari told Well + Good about her newfound love: circuit training rather than cardio. “Cardio used to be all I did before I had kids, but once I had them my lifestyle changed,” she said. “I’m a much healthier eater, and I hardly drink alcohol, so I’ve found that it’s about building and maintaining muscle rather than losing weight now.” While cardio sessions are generally time-consuming, weightlifting is quicker and a more attainable workout for a mom of three with a busy day.
Single Leg Step-up
Stand a foot away from a bench or step, with feet hip-width apart, holding a weight in each hand. Step your left foot onto bench, keeping your right leg off the bench. Slowly lower to starting position for 1 rep. Do 10-12 reps. Switch sides; repeat for 1 set. Do 3 sets.
Lie on your left side with your left elbow bent, your right hand on your right hip, and feet stacked. Lift your hips so body forms a straight line from shoulders to heels. Hold for 60 seconds. Lower. Switch sides; repeat for 1 set.
Lying Leg Curl
Lie face down on the leg curl machine with your legs extended and ankles hooked under the bar; hold the handles. Bend your knees to draw your heels toward your butt. Pause, then slowly lower to return to start for 1 rep.
Attach handles to an overhead cable machine and sit on a bench facing the machine. Grasp the handles with arms extended overhead and palms facing each other. Pull the handles down toward your shoulders, keeping your arms close to your body. Pause, then slowly return to starting position for 1 rep.
Sit on the leg press machine with feet shoulder-width apart on the platform. Bend your knees to lower the platform toward your chest until your knees and ankles form a 90-degree angle. Pause, then push the platform back to the starting position for 1 rep.
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