Work your lower body with this strength-training plan developed by Cooking Light Fitness Expert Gin Miller.
Jeff Von Hoene
Lower-body strength plan: Perform the routine 3 to 4 days per week starting with 2 sets of 10 to 12 reps for the first two weeks, then increase to 3 sets of 10 to 12 for the next two weeks.
Challenge yourself: Forgo a chair, and hold a 5- to 10-pound dumbbell in each hand while performing standing exercises.
Cardio workout: 5 days a week