8 Exercises To Strengthen and Tone Your Legs

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Do you want to tone up your legs and give them some nice curves? Does the idea of wearing shorts make you cringe because you don’t like the look of your legs? This workout is for you then because these eight moves will give your legs sexy definition that you won’t want to hide.

1. Wall Sit

For this move you will need a small section of wall that you can lean on. Stand in front of the wall with your back leaning on it. Keep your feet one step in front of you and hip width apart while you bend your knees until your thighs are parallel with the floor and creating a 90 degree with your calves. Suck your stomach in, push your shoulders back to the wall and hold this position for 60 seconds. You can add a band around your thighs for added resistance. Don’t forget to breathe.

2. Around the World Lunges

There are three different types of lunges; forward, backwards, and side lunges. This move incorporates all three. Start with your left foot into a forward lunge, then your right. Step your right foot out to the side for a side lunge, then back to a backwards lunge. Then into a backwards lunge with your left foot and into a side lunge with your left. Your back to where you started and repeat for 10 circuits.

3. Scissor Jumps

This move will target the inner thigh. Start in squat position and then jump up as you scissor your legs in the air. Land back into squat position and repeat for 30 seconds, three times.

4. Squat Pulse with Side Kick

Start in a squat position and pulse for a three count. On the third count stand up and kick your left leg out to the side. Come back down into another three squat pulses and then stand and kick to your right. Repeat.

5. Plié Squat with A Calf Raise

Stand in a plié squat position which is wider than hip width with your toes pointing out about 45 degrees. Squat down into a plié squat and hold for 5 seconds. Raise your left foot up onto your toes and pulse a plié squat for 5 seconds then let that foot relax. Raise your right foot onto its toes and pulse the pile squat again for 5 seconds. Repeat for 1 minute.

6. Lying Side Raise

This move is done lying on your side on the ground with your head propped on your palm, legs straight out, feet stacked. Put the other arm on your hip and raise your upper leg towards the ceiling. Repeat 20 times and alternate sides. Repeat three times through.

7. Deadlifts

This move is best done with weights. Grab two dumbbells and stand with feet hip width apart. Hinge at the hip with a slight bend in the knees and lower the dumbbells to your shins. Keep your chest up and your vision straight ahead. Do 30 reps.

8. Run the Stairs

Completing a 10-minute stair run is one of the best ways to tone your legs. Make sure you challenge yourself wherever you can by taking double stairs or sprinting up a flight.

Incorporate these moves into your weekly workouts to see sleeker, sexier legs in weeks.

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