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Exercises by Bodypart for Women

Lateral Bench Hop

Tone your legs, improve your coordination and burn calories? It’s possible with this fat-scorching move.

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Lateral bench hop cardio workout for toned legs

Target muscles: gluteus maximus, quadriceps, gastrocnemius

Set up: Stand to one side of a bench. Grasp either side of the bench with your hands, keeping your arms strong but unlocked.

Action: Press through your heels to propel your body over the bench, holding the sides for support as you go. Land on the other side, keeping your knees soft. Repeat for a total of 20 jumps on both sides.

Tip: Don’t choose a bench that’s too high; to start, try using one that stands just below your knees.