4 Toning Moves for Any Workout

4 Toning Moves for Any Workout

In partnership with our friends at P.volve

The thing about exercise and general health: It needn’t be overly complicated or require a huge time commitment or leave you sore for days to be effective. Which are all elements we’ve found (blissfully) absent from the P.volve method—you can expect to feel a burn and raise your heart rate, but it’s the type of simple-to-execute workout that is easy to adapt to any fitness level.

We asked P.volve trainer Angelo Grinceri which moves his team would include in a go-to foundational workout for basic tone and strength. All of the moves demonstrated below can be repeated in sequence for a short workout or added to anything you already do—with or without the P.volve equipment, which helps amplify the glute-squeezing and resistance moves.

And if you want a more structured, goal-oriented program, Grinceri has developed the Summit 60, which is designed to build strength over eight weeks through a progression of thirty-minute streaming workouts.

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4 STAPLE TONING MOVES
FROM P.VOLVE’S TRAINERS

01

THE “P.SIT”

Targeted areas: lower core, glutes, and inner thighs

p sit workout

Targeted areas: lower core, glutes, and inner thighs

With proper form, this squat-like move is one you can come back to throughout a workout to engage your thighs, lower core, and glutes. (It’s P.volve’s signature move, which they call a p.sit.) Stand with your feet hip-width apart or with a p.ball between your legs. Engage your glutes, then bend your knees and lower yourself down and back, as if you were going to sit in a chair. Stop at four inches. Use your glutes to return to standing, keeping your core (and the p.ball, if you have it) tight. Make sure your knees are not bent too far forward—they should be directly above your ankles.

Repeat eight times.


02

STANDING FIRE HYDRANT

Targeted areas: inner and outer thighs, glutes, and lower core

standing fire hydrant workout

Targeted areas: inner and outer thighs, glutes, and lower core

Engage your glutes by squatting slightly, then shift your weight to one leg. Using your core and standing leg for support, bend your other knee to a ninety-degree angle. Lift your bent knee to the side, maintaining the ninety-degree angle, then slowly bring it down, squeezing your inner thigh and glutes. Keep your core engaged and shoulders back.

Repeat eight times.


03

SIT AND STRETCH

Targeted areas: lower core and lats

sit and stretch workout

Targeted areas: lower core and lats

Start in a p.sit position with your arms raised above your shoulders. Hold a resistance band with no slack between your hands, keeping it in front of your face. Engage your arms and keep resistance in the band. Sit deeper. As you push to stand, stretch your arms wider from your back muscles. Make sure your shoulders are down and back. Return to standing with your arms raised.

Repeat eight times.


04

ROTATE AND LIFT

Targeted areas: chest, back of shoulders, and obliques

rotate and lift

Targeted areas: chest, back of shoulders, and obliques

Start in a p.sit position with your arms raised above your shoulders. Hold a resistance band between your hands, which should be shoulder-width apart; keep your shoulders down and back. Keeping resistance in the band, lift a knee up to hip height as you rotate your torso toward that knee while pulling your arms down. Keep a soft bend in the standing leg.

Repeat eight times on each side.

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