Without any doubt legs are one of the most important part of the body. It would hardly be any argument if one argued about how important it is to keep legs in shape. The shape of legs is extremely important. Nobody likes fat legs or do they? Nobody likes stick thin legs either. The legs should be perfectly toned and in shape. When one has such legs what can be better? You can wear anything you like and you wouldn’t have to worry too much about that extra wiggly fat while wearing your skinny jeans. In case, you are a girl those toned and well-shaped legs will make you more confident when you wear those extremely short skirts, shorts or dresses that you have been dreaming about, for so long. Well your days of sulking around and being upset over not being able to flaunt your amazing legs are over. Here are some exercises which will help you to tone those legs and make them look in shape. But just remember not to overdo it. Over doing of anything is harmful. So do it in the right amount.
Lunges are exercise for shaping up the thighs. The first step to do this exercise is to stand straight with feet apart and hold weights in your hand. After that take a big step forward with your left leg, and bending the left knee at an angle of 90 degrees.Make sure that your right knee is almost touching the ground. Make sure your weight is on your left heel. Do the same thing with your right leg. Repeat this procedure. Do at least 3 sets of 10 in the beginning. In the case of a beginner try not to use weights. Once you get a hold of the exercise then start using weights. Do not use heavy weights in the beginning.
2 Prisoner Squats:
This exercise helps in the strengthening of the muscles of legs as a whole. To begin with stand as tall as you can, with your feet apart. Your feet should be placed parallel to the shoulders. As this is known as the prisoner squat, you need to put your hands behind your head as if you were being arrested. Make sure to pull your shoulders and arms back. Once you have done that, lower your body pushing your hips out and bending your knees. While doing this exercise make sure to keep your torso straight and also hold your stomach tightly. This exercise also helps in toning the core area. After this get up straight and repeat this procedure. Make sure you do this exercise at least 30 times in the beginning and then take them upto 50. In case your joints start to pain while exercising, then that means your torso isn’t straight.
3 Inner Thigh Lifts:
Inner thigh lifts, as its name suggests works mainly for the thighs. This exercise is usually done for getting a thigh gap and is extremely useful. It is indeed one of the most easiest exercises to do, easier than the lunges and the squats. The starting position of this exercise is to lie down on your right side. Once you have lied down, cross your left leg over your right leg. Keep your right leg straight. Once you have done this. Lift your right leg and exhale and while you are lowering your leg, inhale. Do the same with your left leg. In the beginning make sure you do 3 sets of 10 each side. Make sure you keep your back straight.
4 Leg Scissors:
Leg Scissors, is an exercise which helps one to tone their inner as well as outer thighs and is an exercise basically used for gaining thigh gaps. This exercise is rather simple. All one needs to do is first lie down on their back facing the roof. Then straighten to your legs up towards the roof and then when you bring them down, make sure they make an angle of 45 degrees with the ground. Then cross your legs, pointing your toes to top. Repeat this exercise. Do 3 sets of 10, in the beginning. Then one can take to 3 sets of 15.
5 Side Leg Raises:
Side Leg raises, help in toning of not only legs as a whole but also of the butt and the lower core. It is a well-known, fact that leg raises help in core exercises, well they also help one to tone their legs. The first step to doing this exercise is to lie on your right side, make sure your head rests on your right arm. Use your left arm to get some support, by putting it on the ground in front of your stomach. The second step is to raise your left leg and then bring it down. Make sure your back is straight and your toes are pointy. One can also, raise their right leg in such a manner that your right leg reaches your left leg halfway through it’s journey back. Exhale while raising your leg and inhale while bringing your leg to the ground. Do 3 sets of 10 each, on each side.