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The races are calling …

With the spring racing carnival underway and fabulous frocks calling your name, there’s no better time than now to put a pep in your step and get your legs in shape. Many people have good intentions of working out to achieve the pins they want to pair with the perfect outfit, however it’s not always that simple.

If you haven’t had a chance to whip your legs into shape yet, don’t fret. Because we use them every day in some way, we have a great starting point for toned legs come race day.

Here is a fast and fun leg workout for you to get the best impact. Keep in mind to have only 5-10 seconds rest in between exercises, maintain movement during your exercises, keep your workout under 20 minutes and stay hydrated (during your workout and at the races).

Spring carnival workout

Walking on the spot (high knee lifts) x 1 minute

30 squats (feet shoulder-width apart and lean back with your hips, like you’re sitting onto a chair)

Starts (in the start position as if you were starting a race and alternate the legs back and forward) x 1 minute

Hopping on each leg x 30 seconds

Step-ups (10 with each leg)

Wall squats (back on a wall and your legs are at 90 degree-hold) x 1 minute

50 heel kicks to your bottom

30 star jumps

Alternate leg jumps (stand as if you have taken a step, then jump and alternate your feet forward and back) x 1 minute

Skipping x 100 skips

Toe tap left leg x 20

Toe tap right leg x 20

Lunge walk 20m up and back

Skipping x 100 skips

Plank hold for 100 count

Push-ups (on your knees to keep good form) x 30

Seated dips (sitting up straight on bench placing your hands by your side/over grasp grip on the bench, lower down until your arms are at 90 degree and then push back up) x 30

Seated punches overhead x 50 each arm

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