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Fit Tip: Work Your Legs While Blow Drying Your Hair

This may seem silly, but think about how long it takes you to blow dry your hair. Just in those 5 to 10 minutes, you could be fitting in some strengthening and stretching moves for your ankles, calves, shins, quads, hamstrings, booty, lower back, and even your abs. Here are some ideas.

  • Do squats and side lunges to tone your thighs and glutes.
  • Work your quads and your abs with alternating knee lifts. Hold one leg up at a time for at least five seconds. To make it harder, straighten the lifted leg. Balancing on one foot will also strengthen the muscles in the leg that's on the ground.
  • Strengthen your calves and shins with heel lifts.
  • Ankle rolls will stretch the muscles in your feet.
  • Prop your foot up on the sink, keep that leg straight and fold forward to stretch your hamstring. Hold for at least 30 seconds on each side.
  • You can also stretch out your hip by doing Standing Pigeon on the sink.
  • Stretch out your lower back and hamstrings with a relaxing Forward Bend (and dry the back of your hair at the same time).

Fit's Tip: If you don't blow dry your hair everyday, you can always challenge your sense of balance while you brush your teeth.


Join The Conversation
bangs bangs 9 years
Haha I do squats while applying my cellulite cream twice a day.Double strike for cellulite!:P
brutalcupcake brutalcupcake 9 years
haha how clever.
elizabeth1689 elizabeth1689 9 years
I just started doing this the other day and its kind of awkward feeling, but definitely good to do.
jlynn818 jlynn818 9 years
I'll try it, but I don't think I'm coordinated enough either!
lawchick lawchick 9 years
I am not this coordinated
TheMissus TheMissus 9 years
LOL! I TOTALLY do squats while drying my hair!!!! And when I flip my hair over to get the other side, I do focus on stretching. How funny! I thought I was weird for doing this!
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
I usually try to work on just streatching when I blow-dry my hair because it's so BORING! But I only really blow-dry my hair twice a week sooooo....
sohoshopper sohoshopper 9 years
So funny...I often stretch my hamstrings with my leg propped on the counter when I blow dry my hair because it is right after my shower...after my run. I thought it was just strange...
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