Top Three Leg Workouts
What are the best leg workouts for sculpted calves and thighs? How can you get legs that look muscular but sleek, with lean muscle and attractive lines? The secret lies in a whole bodybuilding approach, that combines a full on fitness exercise program with proper nutrition and cardio exercise that pushes your limits.
What you need to know about your legs
Your legs carry your weight, and if you doing
for cardio or using an exercise machine powered by your legs, you are probably already burning the fat away and starting to build muscle. You don't want thin stick legs holding up your sculpted torso, though, so building defined leg muscles is imperative to a balanced look.
First step: Keep up the
and cardio, and use those leg muscles till you feel the burn!
Second step: Nutrition is key, so pack in the protein and fiber and watch your calories to keep your body fat down. Third step – strength training for your whole body includes your legs, so get to it! Fourth step – let's target the leg muscles most in need of definition with a few exercises that pinpoint areas that need attention.
Top three leg exercises
Lunge slides. You need a prop for this – but don't worry, it's not an expensive piece of
home exercise equipment
, just a paper plate. Put your left foot on the paper plate, and your hands on your hips. Bend your right knee and slide your left foot back until you are deep in lunge position. Hold for a count of ten, and slide back up. Repeat 10-15 times, then switch sides. You can also slide your foot sideways so you look like a Russian dancer deep in a crouch.
Chair squats are a terrific leg workout. The chair is mostly to keep you from falling on your rear if you lose your balance. Stand facing away from the chair, and bend deeply at the knees, as if you are planning to seat yourself. Don't quite let your seat hit the chair, and slowly straighten, keeping your back erect. Do 10 reps at a time.
Heel drops. Stand on a stool on one foot, with the other foot hanging. Bend your leg until your dangling foot almost reaches the floor, hold for a count of five, and straighten (at no point lock your knee). Repeat ten times, then switch to the other leg. For extra benefit, after each bend and straighten, lift the dangling leg to the side as high as you can and hold for a count of five.
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