In order to have beautiful legs some women do not have to do have to do any work-they are generously rewarded by nature and others need to do regular exercise for beautiful legs to fix nature's mistakes.
Before we begin to talk about these exercises, I will say one more thing: Even if your legs are a gift from the gods today, it does not mean they will look good forever. In this life nothing lasts forever, that is why wise women try to improve their appearance until they are satisfied with it.
Before you start doing any exercises you should warm up your muscles. To do this you can run in place for 10-15 minutes or just walk, the muscles will be warmed up and you will be ready to do the exercises.
Today, we want to show you the 8 most effective leg exercises that will help you to make your legs toned and beautiful. Scroll down to learn the details.
#1. Alternating Curtsy Lunge
- Standing with a braced core and flat back, bring your hands together at chest height. Position your feet to be at hip-width.
- Beginning with the right foot, step backward and across your left foot. Simultaneously, bend the left knee and drop it towards the ground.
- Stop when the front right knee is parallel with the ground. Push off the ground with your right foot and return to the starting position.
- Stand tall with a tight core and make sure your feet are shoulder-width apart. Bring your hands together for balance.
- Step directly to the left, leaving your right foot in place. Bend the left knee and pause once the upper left thigh is parallel to the ground. Your right leg should be completely straight.
- Contract the hamstring muscle then push off the ground to return to the starting position. Repeat on the right side. Alternate this movement.
#3. Plié squat
- Stand up straight with a tight core and flat back. Position your feet wider than shoulder-width. Your toes should be facing out diagonally.
- Holding a dumbbell with both hands in front of you, look straight ahead and bend at the knees while driving your hips backward. Your knees should be following your toes in a diagonal line.
- Complete this wide stance squat by having your thighs come parallel with the ground. Pause and slowly return to the starting position without locking your knees. Repeat.
#4. Glute Bridges
- Lie on an exercise mat with your knees bent so that your feet are flat on the floor. Keep your back straight. Place your hands out to your sides palms flat for stability.
=- Raise your glutes off the floor by extending your hips upward while pushing down through you heels. Continue until your back, hips and thighs are in a straight line. Hold for a count of one.
- Return to the start position by lowering your hips back to the floor. Pause then repeat.
#5. Star Jumps
- Stand with your feet together, arms fully extended with your hands by your sides. This is the start position.
- Bend your knees slightly then straighten and push through the balls of your feet while straightening your your knees to jump up spreading your legs to wider than hip width apart.
- As you do so, raise both arms out and up in a smooth arc until your hands meet above your head.
- As you return to the ground, bring your feet together and your hands back to your sides with your arms fully extended.
- Continue without pause for the desired amount of time or repetitions.
#6. Side Plank
- Lie on your side on an exercise mat. Fully extend your legs with one resting on top of the other. Fully extend the top arm down the side of your body. Bend the arm at floor level to 90 degrees. Your upper arm should be parallel to your body, while your forearm is at 90 degrees. This is the start position.
- Lift your body off the ground and balance on your forearm and the side of your foot, while keeping your body in a straight line. Contract your abdominal muscles and relax your shoulders. Continue breathing throughout the whole exercise.
- Hold this position for as long as you can. Relax and change sides. Repeat.
#7. Plank Spiderman
- Lay face down on the ground with extended legs. Point your toes while you place your hands beneath your shoulders.
- Push yourself up into the plank position. Maintaining a tight core and flat back, bring your left knee to your right elbow.
- Pause and slowly return each to the starting point. Repeat with the other side and keep alternating.
#8. Plank Leg Lifts
- Lie on a mat and position yourself in a plank position. Place your elbows on the floor beneath your shoulders. Your toes should touch the floor and your torso should be lifted in a straight line.
- Engage your core muscles and lift one foot off the floor. Keep the rest of your body as still as you can. Your heel should lift until it is in line with your buttocks.
- Slowly lower the leg to the starting position and repeat with the other leg.
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