It’s no wonder Reese Witherspoon’s legs are so toned.

By Blake Bakkila
November 03, 2017

Ever wonder how your favorite celebrities get their legs red carpet-ready? Thanks to Reese Witherspoon’s former trainer, Ashley Borden, Real Simple has the best go-to moves for anyone looking to feel the burn in their glutes, thighs, and calves.

Borden, who has also worked with Christina Aguilera, Mandy Moore, and Ryan Gosling, recommends five exercises: squats, weighted glute bridges, deadlifts, step ups, and lateral lunges. To help you perfect your form, she’s given us a step-by-step guide to mastering each part of the routine.

For a cardiovascular workout that helps create lean muscle, use a weight that feels like a six to seven on a difficulty scale of one to 10 and complete 20 reps. If you’re focusing on building strength, choose a heavier weight (about a nine out of 10) and keep reps between four and eight. (It’s also possible to do the following exercises without weights.)

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