LUNGES FOR SARTORIUS
For that perfect Kate poise, even in high heels, you need to build muscle and tone in the sartorius which crosses the hip and knee joints, explains Jemma Thomas.
Stand up tall, take a big step forward with one leg and plant it firmly with the knee at a 90- degree angle, lowering the other knee to the floor into a forward lunge.
Then, drive back through the front heel to standing, and repeat on alternating legs for 45 seconds, before resting for 15. repeat three times.
‘To get the muscle going, take a dumbbell weight in each hand — around 5kg is a good place to start,’ advises Jemma. ‘When you come back up to standing, keep the dumbbells by your side.’
Dynamic stretches, such as high kicks, can also help, says Matthew Hirst.