Women put a lot of extra care on their legs. Leg exercises are considered a very important part of their fitness regimen for a slightly different reason from men.
And why shouldn’t women work those legs? Great legs are sexy beneath the little black dress, attention-grabbing in daisy dukes and amazing in slim fit jeans. What woman wouldn’t want that?
Here’s an article on the Daily Mail on Ashley Tisdale’s fabulous legs:
Exercises For Toning The Legs
1.The Power Plies
Power Plies work out your outer and inner thighs and blasts out that unwanted bulge on the outside of your hips.
To do a Power Plie, stand straight but with legs on shoulder-width apart. Keep your back straight and let your toes point outward. Think ballet. Place both hands on your hips and slowly bring your seat down to knee level and back up. Repeat for about sixteen to twenty times.
To do a variation of the Power Plie, extend both arms up while keeping your seat down low. From side to side, extend with your arms while swinging your hips accordingly. This targets your thighs and waistline, but also targets that area behind the leg, right under the derriere.
For another variation of this exercise, put the heel of your right foot up while still in lowered position; giving the movement a bit of a bounce, doing the heel exercises alternatingly.
2. Thigh Dancing
To do thigh dancing, go down on your knees. Don’t sit on your legs, instead, keep yourself suspended right above it. Push your arms forward, pulling the belly button back and creating a curb on our spine. Then, pull your arms back on your side, pushing the chest forward.
After doing this for twenty to thirty counts, lift both arms up but keep your behind suspended above your knee. Rotate your hips to one side while rotation your arms above you, as well.
3. Split Jumps
With one leg forward, jump and shift legs. Swing your arms to the side every time you land for balance. This is also called the “Spotty Dog” exercise, a variation of the lunge exercise.
After repeating 16 times, you can do stationary pulse lunges, which is the regular lunge workout.
4. Cardiovascular exercises such as walking, dancing and swimming
Thirty minutes of brisk walking daily, higher-intensity dancing or regular swimming is great for slimming and toning the legs. It also improves your flexibility and strengthens your ankles while giving you sexy-looking calves.
5. Cycling Exercises
Cycling exercises are obviously more concentrated on working your lower body than it does your upper body. The continuous movement of the legs is great for toning your thighs and slimming your calves.
Wanna learn more exercises for your legs? Sign up for Dangerously fit fitness trainers in Coogee.