How To Get Sexy Legs For Summer
Get your legs toned and sexy-looking for shorts, swimsuits, and short skirts this summer with these 4 leg toning exercises.
Begin by squatting. Then stand up and kick your right leg straight out to the side. The goal is to be able to kick your leg out up to the same height as your hip, but if you can't do that at first, don't worry. just kick as high as is comfortable for you. Squat again, stand, kick to the left. Do 15 reps on the left and then 15 reps with the right leg.
Semi-Circle Squat Jumping
Begin in a squat position, jump up and turn your entire body 180 degrees (half-way around) and then land in a squat position. Repeat 10 times or for 60 seconds, whichever comes first. If you cannot spin the full 180 at first, that's ok. You can gradually work up to it. Just spin as far as you can and practice every day.
Ballerinas have great toned legs for good reason - they work at it! Plies are one of the many moves they do to keep their legs looking great. Start with your feet shoulder width apart and pointed outwards. Dip down as far as you can without your knees going past your toes. Rise back up to starting position and repeat 9 more times.
Do basic lunges, in a forward, walking movement. It's important to make sure that your back knee doesn't touch the floor and that you rise up between each lunge in order to get the full leg toning benefits of this exercise. Repeat 10-12 times.
Depending on your current fitness level, you may want to begin doing these leg toning exercises just 3 days a week. For folks who are already fairly fit and just looking for some added tone to the form, incorporate at least 1 set of each of these leg toning exercises into your daily workout routine but 3 sets of each at least one day a week and 1-2 days off a week.