Let’s confess! All of us want to make our legs look tight and seductive. However, it is so hard to keep them fit, even if you spend a lot of time walking. Some muscles are not that involved in walking, so you cannot maintain the shape of your legs with your regular daily activities.
You need to workout and to make all your muscles work in order to make your legs slender. From personal experience we can tell you that the inner sides of your thighs are the most difficult to keep fit because they are not put under strain at all during your daily life.
Today we want to share a set of exercises with you which will help you to make your legs stunning and impossible for other people to take their eyes off of.
- On a mat or comfortable surface, lie on your left side. Place your left hand behind your head while placing your right hand across your body.
- Bend your stacked knees so that your feet are behind you. Begin the movement by lifting the left knee up while keeping the feet together.
- Pause at the top of the movement and slowly lower your left knee down to the starting position.
#2. Fire Hydrants
- Position yourself on all fours on a mat with your palms flat and shoulder-width apart. Place your knees hip-width apart and bend them at a 90 degree angle. Try to relax your core so that your back and abs are in a natural position.
- Maintain this posture as you raise your right knee and bring it as close to your chest as you can. Now raise your right thigh out to the side, keeping the hips still.
- Kick your raised leg straight back slowly until it is in line with your torso. Reverse the movement to return to the starting position.
#3. Donkey Kicks
- Position yourself on all fours on a mat. Position your hands underneath your shoulders and place your knees under your hips.
- Keep your right knee bent at 90 degrees and flex the foot as you lift the knee until it is level with the hip.
- Lower the knee without touching the floor and repeat the lift. Once you’ve completed the reps on the right leg, switch legs.
- Get into a plank position, with your forearms on the ground, elbows directly under your shoulders, and legs extended straight behind you, feet hip-width apart.
- Your body should form a straight line from your shoulders to your ankles, and your core should be braced.
- Keeping your hips parallel to the floor, squeeze your glutes to raise your right foot a few inches into the air. Hold for two seconds, then lower your foot. That's one rep.
#5. 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.
#6. Dumbbell Step-Ups
- Place a bench in front of you. Hold a pair of dumbbells and stand facing the bench. Brace your core and keep your gaze straight ahead.
- Bring your right knee up and step up on to the bench. Placing all of the effort in your right leg, bring your body up into a standing position on the bench.
- Slowly lower yourself to the starting position and switch legs.
#7. Air Squats
- Place your feet at shoulder width apart while keeping your chest up and your abdominals braced.
- Begin the movement by swinging your arms up towards your shoulders. At the same time, bend at the knees and drive your hips back like you’re sitting in a chair.
- Once your upper thighs are parallel with the ground, pause, then drive your hips forward to return to the starting position.
#8. 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..
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