The weather is warming up and it’s almost time for shorts, skirts, and swimsuits! Did that make you sweat a little? No worries! This workout will tone your thighs, tighten your backside, and get you ready for Summer. And Summer is just around the corner, so if you’re ready to show some leg or just want to fit into a pair of short-shorts then this is the workout for you!

Summer Shorts Workout

Type: Circuit

Targets: Quads, Hamstrings, Glutes, Core

Equipment: None

Beginner: 2 circuits

Intermediate: 3 circuits

Advanced: 4-5 circuits

Level: All

Time: N/A

For best results, do this workout 2-3 times a week on alternating days. Move through each exercise as a circuit, one after the other. Then, repeat the entire circuit 2-4 times depending on your fitness level. Take a 45-60 seconds rest between circuits to grab water and recover. Here we go!

Warm-up

Your usual warm-up for 3 - 5 minutes, e.g. high-knees and jumping jacks.

Workout

Move through each exercise as a circuit, one after the other. Then, repeat the entire circuit 2-4 times depending on your fitness level. Take a 45-60 seconds rest between circuits to grab water and recover.

Squat with Side Kick - Sets: 1   Reps: 20

Standing Kickback - Sets: 1   Reps: 15

Reclined Leg Circles - Sets: 1   Reps: 25

Kickback - Sets: 1   Reps: 15

Workout Videos

Squat with Side Kick

Squat with Side Kick

Sets: 1

Reps: 20

Notes: Sculpt your outer thighs with this squat variation. Do 20 total, alternating legs.

Standing Kickback

Standing Kickback

Sets: 1

Reps: 15

Notes: Lift and tone your backside with this move. Be sure to keep the knee of your stabilizing leg slightly bent. Do 15 kickbacks on each leg.

Reclined Leg Circles

Reclined Leg Circles

Sets: 1

Reps: 25

Notes: Leg circles will slim your thighs and work your abs. Perform 25 clockwise circles on each leg and be sure to lean back with a straight back!

Kickback

Kickback

Sets: 1

Reps: 15

Notes: Place a medium weight free weight behind one knee and kick your heel up and back towards the ceiling to seriously sculpt your backside! Let’s do 15 on each leg.

Cool-down

Your usual cool-down and stretching routine, e.g. our easy post-workout stretching routine.

Notes

Disclaimer

In the interest of your safety, it is important to check with your physician before beginning any exercise program and to exercise according to your fitness level and capabilities. If you have any questions, please seek the guidance of a health professional.

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Manon McGovern

Manon McGovern, creator of The Traveling Trainer, is a fitness and weight management specialist who loves sharing her passion for a healthy lifestyle. She studied Exercise Science at The Ohio State University and started personal training and teaching group exercise classes to introduce herself into the fitness world. She enjoys personal training and teaching Yoga, Spinning, KickBoxing, and strength classes. Now working... Read More

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