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We are excited to share one of our fave stories from Shape here on FitSugar.

The annual Muscle Milk Fitness Retreat always brings out some of the best trainers in Hollywood — and the chance for Shape fitness editors to sweat beside stars! During this year's event, we took a Pussycat Dolls dance class with Robin Antin, a Rock Bottom Body session with Teddy Bass (who’s sculpted Cameron Diaz), and punched out our aggression during a BodyBox class with Audrina Patridge’s go-to guy, Jarret del Bene. Want a taste of the celeb workout treatment? Try these three lower-body moves — courtesy of three celebrity trainers at the Muscle Milk Fitness Retreat.

Workout details: Perform one set of the prescribed number of reps for each exercise without resting in between, and then repeat the entire circuit one more time.

Lower-Body Exercise 1: Side Step
This lower-body blaster comes straight from trainer Andrea Orbeck, whose celeb-client roster includes Heidi Klum, Karolina Kurkova, and Amanda Bynes.
Body parts: butt and thighs
How to do it: Stand with feet together and hands clasped in front of your chest. Push off left foot and hop to the right [shown], landing with weight on right foot. Immediately repeat in opposite direction. Continue, quickly hopping from side to side for 1–2 minutes total.

See more moves from celebrity trainers after the break!



Lower-Body Exercise 2: Kettlebell Squat
This super-effective exercise is a favorite of Doug Reinheart, who is best known for his appearance on MTV’s The Hills and playing baseball for the minor league affiliates of Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and Baltimore Orioles.
Body parts: butt and thighs
How to do it: Stand with feet wide, toes pointing forward, and hold a heavy kettlebell (or dumbbell) in front of hips with palms facing toward you. Keeping your chest lifted, squat until your thighs are parallel to the ground [shown]. Pause, and then rise up to standing and repeat. Do 20–25 reps.





Lower-Body Exercise 3: Single-Leg Bridge
Juliet Kaska, who among others has trained Pink, Stacy Kiebler, and Kate Walsh, shared this multitasking toning move.
Body parts: butt, thighs, and core
How to do it: Lie face up with knees bent and feet flat on the ground, arms extended at sides. Raise right leg straight up, foot flexed. Keeping right leg raised, lift hips until body is aligned from left knee to shoulders [shown]. Lower hips until they nearly touch the ground, then repeat. Do 20–25 reps, then switch sides to complete set.

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Eric-Kenyon-RKC Eric-Kenyon-RKC 4 years
Hm, well the kettlebell front squat or goblet squat or one legged squat, are indeed great exercises for the lower body, when done correctly. Problem is, the exercise shown and described is not a squat, it is a deadlift. I can not imagine trusting any "trainer" or other "expert" who does not know the difference between a squat and a deadlift. Now the deadlift, when done correctly is a great lift for the entire body. It is also the most powerful movement we can do as humans. You got to use some serious weight to get serious results. My female group students, all ages and all sizes, all go over 115 pounds in less than 7 months. I don't push them, they use whatever weight seems natural. You could also save a lot of time by just doing deadlifts, or squats, or deadlifts AND squats, and ignore those other two movements shown above. Unfortunately Doug Reinheart's kettlebell technique is very bad, and his understanding, obviously, non-existent.
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