Before starting the leg workout, you should always stretch to warm up your body. Leg elevation is an excellent warm-up exercise that can be done for the legs. This is done by lying flat on your back with your arms at your side. Raise your right leg, while keeping your left leg flat on the floor. The chin should rest on your chest while the leg is raised. Leave the raised leg in position for 10-15 seconds before resting it. Once the right leg is back on the ground, the left leg should be raised and held for the same amount of time. For a complete workout, both legs should be raised simultaneously. An added benefit of this workout is your core zone, which adds to everyone’s goal of having washboard abs. To add comfort while maintaining style, wearing leggings (such as those from Legging Bay) or shorts is recommended.
Squats are one of the best routines to do, to tone your thighs, hips and buttocks. For those who are just starting to train, they can use a chair. Stand behind the chair and place both hands on the resting area of the chair. Contract your abs, then bend your knees as if you were ready to sit, but don’t really do it. Stay in this position for 5 to 10 seconds before standing up. This should be done in sets of ten to begin with. As your body gets used to it, you can start to increase the number of sets you do. To make the exercise more difficult, the chair can be removed and dumbbells can be used to hold on to.
Leg extensions can also be a great way to tone your legs. To do this, sit in a chair and leave your hands on the seat. Move your body out of the chair and start lowering yourself to the floor, without touching the floor completely. As your body approaches the floor, stop and straighten your left leg outward. Stay in this position for 10 seconds, then return the leg to its original position and return to the chair. Repeat this 10 times before switching to the right leg.
Lunges are another excellent exercise for the legs. To complete them, you need to take a step forward and start lowering yourself with your knee almost touching the floor. Stay in this position for 10 to 15 seconds and then return to the initial position. Do a series of ten and then move on to the next leg. You can also challenge yourself by alternating your legs simultaneously.
These are just a few of the leg exercises that can be done to tone those legs. After a few weeks, you begin to see results. In no time, you’ll be looking to wear skirts, push up leggings, shorts and dresses to enhance those toned and muscular legs.