Exercises for Toned Legs and Thighs
There are days when you looked into a mirror and wished you have sexy legs like Rihana, Angelina Jolie, Cameron Diaz or Jlo. You may not have the personal trainers like them but you have us, we list out leg exercises that will transform them into sexy and toned legs and thighs. Sexy legs add that sprankle of magic to a sexy outfit or even to your beach look. Besides the external appearance toned legs build stamina and helps you in weight loss.
Exercises for Toned Legs and Thighs: Reverse lunges:
Simply hold a bar or railing and lunge back with one leg, with the other foot planted firmly on the floor. Try and not quite touch the floor behind you with the leg you lift up and to hold the leg just a hair off the floor for one or two full breaths before pulling you leg back to center. Better yet, take the trailing leg and lift it up towards your shoulder as you come forward by bending your knee such that the leg never touches the floor for the duration of the exercise.
Exercises for Toned Legs and Thighs: Straight leg lifts:
Sit on an exercise ball with your hands by your sides or stand still. Lift one leg while keeping the other one just short of hyperextension. Stop lifting your leg at the point where your knee begins to bend. This is an excellent and elegantly simple exercise which uses both your hamstrings and your quads, as well as your lower abdominal muscles.
Exercises for Toned Legs and Thighs: Knee benders:
Stand in front of a wall just far enough away so your arms can reach it comfortably. Put both hands on the wall, neutralise your spine by straightening your back and drop your knee towards the floor. If you then slightly lean back with your shoulders this exercise will work the entire quadricep and your abs as well. To make it much harder, try doing this exercise one leg at a time!
Exercises for Toned Legs and Thighs: Exercise bicycle:
Sit in a recumbent exercise bike with out leaning against the backrest or an upright one without leaning forward. Adjust the seat so that your legs are extending 99% of the way to locking your knees. Start the cycle on a difficult setting, one which you struggle slightly to push the pedals around. Increase the difficulty every 5 – 10 seconds till you reach a setting where you can barely pedal. Make each set 30 seconds to 1 minute long. Complete three sets without getting up, resting as little as possible between them. I guarantee you when you stand up your legs will feel quite different than when you started!
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