The Best 5 Exercises To Tone Your Legs

If you think that hundreds of squats and lunges are going to result in slim, toned legs, you're in for an unpleasant surprise. Reducing fat from your legs requires that you take an approach that focuses on your entire body. 

When your body fat reduces, so will that jiggling, excess fat that's covering your leg muscles. For optimal results, makeover your diet, exercise routine and lifestyle. If you are looking for a diet that really works here is one that even CNN recommends it - Fat Diminisher System By Wes Virgin.

If there’s one part of the human body that can be too skinny, too thick, too soft, too weak or too baggy, it would be the thighs. Whether you want to trim your outer or inner thighs to look better in your clothes (or out of them), or you want a bit of extra strength in your quads and hamstrings, this article is for you.

1.Warrior III

Stand with the feet together, and lift up the left leg with a pointed toe, putting your body weight onto the standing, right leg. Continue to lift your leg and drop the head and torso so they form a straight horizontal line from head to toe with the arms at your sides. 

Engage your core and make sure the left thigh, hip, and toes are aligned. Remain facing down and keep your back as straight as possible. Ensure your right knee doesn't lock and center the weight on the middle of the foot. Hold for 5 breaths and then slowly return to standing.

Switch legs and repeat.

2.Chair Squat

This is a perfect move for beginners, and we're betting you're sitting on the only equipment you need as you read this. Hint: If you have a chair (and your glutes), you're good to go.

Begin standing with your back to a chair, feet hip-width apart. While keeping your weight centered on your heels, draw in your abs and hinge forward at the hips slowly lowering your butt toward the chair. Pause right before you would sit down and return to standing while keeping the core engaged.

Do 3 sets of 10-15 reps.

3.Low Lunge Hover

This standing move works both the legs and butt.

Stand with feet hip-width apart before stepping your right foot back, and lowering into lunge stance with the left knee over the ankle. Bring your arms over your head and hinge forward from the waist. Lower the chest forward toward the thighs as your arms reach forward. Lift the right leg while straightening the left. Hold for 3 breaths before returning to the starting lunge position.

Do 3 reps; switch legs and repeat.

4.Leg Lift

This move targets the quads.

While you stand facing a chair, raise your right leg, knee facing up, foot flexed and place your heel on the seat. Make sure not to lock your standing knee as you lift your right foot off the chair and straighten it out until you feel your quadriceps engage. Keeping your lifted leg in the air, bend the leg on the floor slightly and then straighten it again.

Do 10-15 reps, then switch sides and repeat for 1 full set; do 3 sets.

5.V-Position


This V-Position is similar to a ballet plié and just like that classic move, it works the thighs, hips, and glutes.

Stand holding the back of a chair with one hand. Place your feet in a V position, toes should be about 4 inches apart and heels stay pressed together. Bend your knees and lift the heels a few inches off the floor. Then, lower your hips until you feel your quads intensely working. Pulse up and down.

10-15 pulses up and down completes 1 set; do 3 sets.

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