Is it just me that forgets to work out their legs when it's winter? It just seems so unnecessary when you can cuddle up in jeans or cute pj's and be warm... it means a lot of work in the spring, though, so this year I’ve been prepared! I’ve found seven exercises to tone my legs, and I’ll be adding them to my exercise plan this week. Here they are, so you can do it too!
1. Barbell Lunges
Photo Credit: JamSki This requires some weight, so we do it in low reps. Think three or four sets of ten lunges a set, and ten should be making you slightly winded! Don’t forget that it is per leg, so you need to do both or you’ll have uneven muscles... keep your back foot in line, and don’t let your hips flare outwards, or you’ll be toning the wrong muscles. Take your time, so you do it properly!
Squats are fairly simple, but be careful that you aren’t doing them too fast, as this lessens their effectiveness. Do a few sets of eight repetitions, with light to moderate weight. It shouldn’t be too heavy! Take every fourth week off, to give your muscles a break. These also tone up your bum, making sure you’ll look excellent in a bikini!
3. Dumbbell Step Up
Photo Credit: cdn.mos.bikeradar.com Using dumbbells during this step up helps to tone your arms too, and the step up itself not only tones your legs but also helps you tone your buttocks. Make sure you keep your steps clean, and do four lots of eight repetitions. Doing too many too fast isn’t effective!