8 Simple & Effective Exercises To Get Slim Legs Quickly

Legs! Who doesn’t want a pair of perfectly formed and shapely legs? You can show them off almost any time of day or place unlike the chest area or the abs (if you have them!). Luscious legs are an easy way to look fabulous, without seemingly trying. The perfect pair of legs requires a low body fat percentage (you need cardio and diet for that) and muscle for shapeliness. The bad news is, to get a pair of perfect pins you do have to put in the work. The good news is; Here below shows some Most Effective Exercises for Slim Legs.






Exercises for Slim Legs:

1. Pencil Side Leg:

How to do it:

  • Stand with your hands on your hips and your feet together. From this position, soften your left knee and lift your right knee straight out to the side, and lower it to nearly touch your toes to the ground.
  • Pulse back up two times. On the last pulse, touch just your right toes to the ground, transfer your weight to the right leg, and bring your left toes to meet your right toes, keeping your heels off the ground the whole time.
  • Next, step back out with your left foot, and bring your right foot to meet your left to complete one rep.

2. Kneeling Roundhouse Kick:

How to do it:

  • Start kneeling on all fours (on carpet or a mat) with your arms extended under your shoulders and knees bent under your hips.
  • Lift your left knee off the floor, bending your left heel in closer to your body.
  • Next, lift left knee (keeping it bent) straight out to the side of your body, trying to bring it up to hip height.
  • From here, extend your leg straight out, pointing your toe, shin and shoelaces facing forward.
  • Bend knee back in and lower it down, almost to the floor (but not touching).
  • Repeat 15 times on the left, 15 times on the right.

3. Side Leg Extension:

How to do it:

  • Wrap one end of the Theraband (or tights) a few times around each hand, and kneel on your left knee with your left palm on the ground and your right hand extended straight up.
  • Extend your right leg straight out to the side and point your toes.
  • From this position, move only the right leg as you engage the outer thigh to lift your right leg straight up toward the ceiling.
  • Lower back down to the floor with control to complete one rep.

4. Hip Extension and Cross:

How to do it:

  • Start kneeling and bend both elbows down to the floor below your shoulders, hands clasped. Extend your left leg up and behind your body, pointing your toes as the leg extends.
  • Next, bend your left knee and draw your left leg in, lightly tapping the back of your right knee with your left kneecap.
  • Extend left leg back out and repeat 15 times total, then switch legs and repeat (if you want to really feel the burn, try doing two sets of this exercise before moving onto the next move).





5. Single Leg Dead Lifts:

How to do it:

  • This can be done with a dumbbell or kettle-bell.
  • Take the weight in your right hand and lift your left leg slightly off the floor.
  • Lean forward by hinging at the hips and lowering the weight towards the floor.
  • As a counterbalance, extend your right leg behind you through the movement so you achieve a kind of pendulum movement.

6. Prone Hamstring Curl:

How to do it:

  • Lie face down on the floor, bend your elbows and stack your hands under your forehead.
  • Extend both legs straight out behind you, pointing your toes and squeezing your heels together .
  • Press your shoulders down and lift both legs slightly off the floor.
  • Keeping your feet touching, bend your knees (knees can open out to the sides slightly as they bend) and curl both heels in towards your body .
  • Without letting your knees touch the ground, slowly extend both legs back out straight.
  • Repeat 15 times total (Try doing another set of 15 before finishing the workout if you can).

7. Diagonal Lunge:

How to do it:

  • Start standing with feet together, both arms reaching overhead with dumbbells, palms facing forward.
  • Take a wide step with your right foot out to the corner of the room (at a 45-degree diagonal angle), bending your right knee and reaching arms and upper body forward over your right thigh (your back leg should be straight, with your heel lifted off the floor).
  • See if you can touch the floor, on either side of your right foot, lightly with your fingertips.
  • Push off of the right foot to return to the starting position.
  • Repeat 15 times on one leg, 15 times on the other.
  • Modification option: Don’t go as low into the lunge, and aim to reach your hands to knee or shin level instead.

8. Bow and Arrow Lunge:

How to do it:

  • Stand with both arms extended in front of you at shoulder-height.
  • Take a large step forward with your left leg. From this position, bend both knees to 90-degree angles, and lower into a forward lunge.
  • Push through your left heel to come back up to standing position. Next, rotate your right toes to point toward the right, and plant your right heel as you bend your right arm to drive the right elbow across your chest and out to the right side.
  • Keeping your shoulders over your hips, bend both knees and lower down into a plié.
  • Press up through your heels, turn your right toes to your left, and extend the right arm straight in front of you to complete one rep.





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