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Although gyms are shut in east Perthshire and group exercise classes are postponed while the country battles the coronaviru­s

LOWER BODY TONING IN SEVEN MINUTES

This toning set provides simple moves with multiple sets to give you a speedy lower body workout. Four exercises are repeated three times for five repetition­s each. Perfect for a quick toning session, this set will quickly build heat in your bottom and thighs. Do each move in turn five times. Take 15 seconds’rest and repeat the circuit three times. To watch a video, go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvzErepYeq­0.

SIDE LUNGES: pandemic, it doesn’t mean you need to spend your days sitting on your couch. There are plenty of workouts you can do in the garden, or even just

PRESS UPS: Okay, I know this isn’t a leg move but bear with me. It lends an element of active rest to the circuit, increases the heart rate and balances out the moves. In a three quarter plank with your knees on the floor, bring your hands just wider than your shoulders. Lower your chest to the floor by bending your elbows out to the side. Return and repeat. The video has a modificati­on and a progressio­n for this move. in your living room or at your desk. The Blairie has once again teamedup with Coupar Angus-based personal trainer and Pilates instructor

REVERSE LUNGES:

Start by standing with your legs hip width apart. Take a big step backward with one leg, raising up onto the back toes. Bend the knees, keeping your weight as much above the back leg as you can. You’ll feel the heat building on the front of that back leg. Make sure your knees don’t travel beyond the line of the toes. Return and repeat on the same side five times. Repeat on the other side.

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FORWARD LUNGES:

Start by standing with your legs hip width apart. Take a big step forward with one leg, raising up onto the back toes. Bend the knees, keeping your weight as much above the back leg as you can.You’ll feel the heat building on the front of that back leg. Make sure your knees don’t travel beyond the line of the toes. Return and repeat on the same side five times. Repeat on the other side.

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Start by standing with your legs hip width apart. Take a big step sideways with one leg, bending the knee of that leg. Take your weight onto that bent leg and then‘spring’ back up to your starting position. You’ll feel the heat building on the front of the bending leg. Make sure your knees don’t travel beyond the line of the toes. Return and repeat on the same side five times. Repeat on the other side.
FIG 3 Start by standing with your legs hip width apart. Take a big step sideways with one leg, bending the knee of that leg. Take your weight onto that bent leg and then‘spring’ back up to your starting position. You’ll feel the heat building on the front of the bending leg. Make sure your knees don’t travel beyond the line of the toes. Return and repeat on the same side five times. Repeat on the other side.
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