How to get legs like Nicole Scherzinger
Fans of the British X Factor are getting their weekly dose of Nicole Scherzinger, as she judges the singing hopefuls on the TV talent show. Each week she ups the fashion stakes, often showing off her toned limbs and torso in revealing outfits.
Nicole also got her pins out at the New York Giants v LA Rams, NFL International Series American Football match at London’s Twickenham Stadium on Sunday (23Oct16). Wearing a black and white studded leather skirt and matching crop top, Nicole made us green with envy over her perfect body.
Looking as good as Nicole takes some serious effort, but we’ve put together some easy to follow exercises that will get your legs looking a little more Scherzy like in no time. And the great news is, you can do them all from the comfort of your own home!
Standing in front of a sturdy chair (think the kitchen table variety not desk!), place your feet hip width apart. Keeping your weight centred on your heels and your abs pulled in, slowly lower your bum to the chair in a squat position. Just before your backside hits the seat pause and return to standing. Do three sets of 10 reps.
Grab dumbbells for this move, or if you don’t have you can substitute with two cans of food.
Holding your weights with your arms at your sides, stand with your left foot forward. Bend both knees, keeping the left knee over your ankle, and the right knee nearly touching the floor. Return to standing. Do 10 reps each side and then change.
Stand with your legs close together, but not touching. Slowly rise up on to your toe, lifting your heels off the ground, and then come back down. Repeat 15 times, rest, and start again. Add a weight in each hand for a more intense workout.
Elbow plank with leg lift
Get yourself into a sideways plank position by placing your right elbow on the ground, extending both legs out so your body is in one straight line and you're balancing on the outside edge of your right foot. Flex both feet if you can, and rest your left hand on your upper hip. From here lift your left leg up just higher than your top hit. Keep your abs engaged at all times for a great core workout. Slowly lower your leg back to the bottom leg. Do three sets of 15 reps on each side, remembering to keep your waist up and lifted when doing so.