13 At Home Exercises To Get Sexy Summer Legs
With summer around the corner, now is the time to start working on your sexy summer legs. These exercises can all be done at home in as little as 15 minutes a day. Here are the best exercises to sculpt those sultry legs.
Squats are the single best exercise you can do for your lower body and they should be a staple in all your leg workouts. To tone your legs, do 3 sets of 20 reps. When they get easy, go ahead and hold some dumbbells to your sides when you perform them.
Side Leg Lifts
Side leg lifts are great for defining your hips and glutes. Lie on your side and slowly raise your leg upwards, hold for two seconds and slowly return to resting position. Do 3 sets of 20 for each leg.
Scissor kicks are not only great for your legs, they will help you carve your midsection as well. To perform scissor kicks, lay on your back and raise one leg at a time. Return your leg to resting position while raising your other leg. Do 30 reps for a great burn.
Walking lunges should be another staple in your leg routine. You can do these around your house when your walking throughout the day.
This exercise is great for your inner thighs. Start with your legs shoulder width apart. Step across your body with your left leg and lunge down, like you are doing a traditional curtseying. Do 3 sets of 20 then switch legs.
Yes, more squats. This time instead of squatting and returning to a resting position, you are going to hold the squat at the bottom. After a minute or so you will really feel the burn in your thighs.
The pain you endure now, will payoff big this summer and you will be sure to make heads turn with your new sexy legs.
Standing Calf Raises
You can't have a sexy set of legs without nice round calves. Do not skip this simple exercise. Start in a standing position and slowly lift yourself to your tipsy toes. Hold this position for 2 seconds and return to resting position. Repeat 50 times. This exercise is great because it can be done anywhere, you can also add resistance bands to make it more challenging and effective.
Glute kickbacks primarily target your booty. If you want a nice curvy bum, this is the perfect exercise for you. Start on all fours and slowly lift one leg back and as high as you can. Hold the leg lift for 2 seconds and slowly return to resting position. Do 3 sets of 20 repetitions per leg and in no time you will have a nice round booty.
Jumping leg lunges should be done once you master regular leg lunges. This exercise will burn more calories than regular lunges and is great for hitting all your stabilizer muscles in your legs.
Sumo squats are a great variation of the regular squat that really target your booty. Perform these like regular squats but instead use a wider stance and point your toes outward. Really try to focus on contracting your bum while squatting. Do 3 sets of 20 reps.
Standing Hip Abductor
Standing hip abductors are great for shredding that outer thigh fat and they will help make your booty nice and firm. To perform this exercise, stand straight and grab a chair for stability. Slowly raise your outer leg out as far as you can and hold. Return to resting position and repeat 20 times. When complete, turn around and do the other leg.
Knee highs are a fun exercise that not only shreds your lower body, but will burn lots of calories in the process. Lift your knee as high as you can then bring to resting position. Alternate legs and perform for 50 reps per leg.
If you've ever done wall sits, you know how much they burn. That burn means they are working and you are getting results. What makes wall sits great is that you can do them anywhere. Instead of siting on the couch while you watch TV, try sitting against the wall and holding the position for as long as you can.