Fab Exercises for Toned Legs
Get strong and sexy legs with these easy-at-home workouts
Be it an A-line skirt or a body-hugging dress, we all know the importance of having those perfect well-sculpted legs. With Instagram models setting the highest possible standards of body goals, gone are the days when skinny was trending. Now, what we all long is to have those perfect, curvy and toned legs. Leg workout is one of the most versatile forms of exercising, and just 15-20 minutes of it can make a huge difference in your fitness journey. For strong and sexy legs, trending publication Sculpting Her Body Perfect states, “Squats, lunges are some of the best workouts for women to get perfect legs.” The thought of working out is undoubtedly intimidating, but these simple exercises need no equipment. You need some pumping music, dumbbells and a chair to work towards those lean & mean legs.
Side Shuffle Switch
An easy to perform and an extremely fast-paced exercise, the side shuffle switch boosts your heart rate and directly targets the inner thigh muscle. To perform this exercise, stand with your feet together and the arms by your side. By taking three steps, shift to your right and lift your left knee and your right arm forward. Perform the same activity on the other side of the body by reversing the shuffle. Do this 20-30 times in one go on both sides. Try to keep your speed as high as possible for maximum benefits.
Side Lunge Sweep
Best way to strengthen the inner and outer thighs and legs, these lateral lunges help in balancing the core strength. There are many ways to enhance your core muscles by indulging in some high-paced upper body workout. For this exercise, place your hands on the hips and your feet together. Take a step on to your left and lower your body into a lunge. For this, bend your left knee and push your hips. Further push from left heel to get back in the standing position. While performing this exercise, squeeze in your thigh as much as possible. Repeat this set for 15 times each on both the sides simultaneously.
Squats are one such exercise that is known to everyone. We can perform squats at any place possible. Even while sitting at your work desk, you need to raise your hips from the chair, your legs wide apart and your knees bent to a certain degree. This type of squats involves the usage of dumbbells. Initially, start with lighter weights and keep building the tempo. With dumbbells and squats, one focuses on the lower body and the upper body together. Throughout the exercise, keep your chest tall and stop when the thigh is parallel to the ground. Do a minimum of 10-12 reps of this exercise for maximum benefit.
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Single Leg Circle
To perform this exercise, lie on your back with the palms facing downwards. Point your left foot towards the ceiling and move the leg in a circular movement, keeping your hips still to the ground. Do not lift your hip while performing the exercise. Keep switching legs and repeat a minimum of 10 times both legs.
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Source: Onlymyhealth editorial team May 28, 2019
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