For strong, lean legs, go beyond a standard body weight squat and try using weights, like in this move from E! host Maria Menounos’ circuit workout.
Here’s how to do it: Stand with feet hip-width apart, a 5-pound dumbbell in each hand, raised to your shoulders. Pushing your butt back, lower into a squat. With abs tight, shoulders back, and glutes engaged, slowly rise to standing. Do 25 reps.
Try this move: Dumbbell Squat
And if you’ve got a little more time, you can do this exercise as part of a fat-melting circuit. Watch Maria Menounos, author of Every Girl’s Guide to Diet and Fitness, show you how to do a speedy, 7-move exercise routine. Do this circuit two to three times to get a great workout in less than 20 minutes.