4 Sideline Moves That Burn Calories

Don't let your kids' activities sideline your own fitness plans—this fantastic lower body workout was specifically designed to be done while your kids are on the soccer field or whooping it up on the playground. You can cheer, watch and supervise while you exercise.

There's no equipment required—not even a mat. This challenging standing series is perfect for the next time your regular workout gets sidelined by your kids' activities.

The Workout

Do 20 reps of each exercise on each leg cycling all the way through the exercises. Repeat the entire series in order two to three times.

Finish with 30 minutes of cardio such as playing a brisk game of tag with your kids, which is a fantastic moderate cardio exercise that burns a ton of calories.

The Moves

Side to Side Leg Curls

Step 1

 

Stand with your feet slightly wider than hip-width apart and your hands on your hips.   

 

 

 

 

Step 2

 

Shift your weight onto your right leg while curling your left leg back toward your rear.  

 

 

 

 

Step 3

 

Alternate from side-to-side, keeping your head level and your back straight.

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