Do you want to show off sexy legs? How can I slim my legs and thighs? This is one of the most frequent questions I read on social networks. And the truth is that I always say the same thing: it is not possible to slim a specific part of the body or reduce localized fat.
As we said before, a leg toning exercise routine should combine both cardiovascular exercise and resistance, because both will help to reduce the concentration of body fat in the body.
Here are 4 exercise ideas that combine cardiovascular exercise and leg resistance that will help you to have slimmer and toned legs. You can do each of these exercises 3 times for 30 seconds. Are you ready?
1. SQUATS TO STRENGTHEN
The squat is one of the basic exercises to strengthen and remove fat from the legs. It admits many variations: if we want it to be more intense and to accelerate the heart rate, we can add jumps upwards or forwards.
Lower with your back straight, buttocks back, arms shoulder-width apart and abdomen contracted. With each repetition, try to lower yourself a little more.
Perform three sets of 20 squats a day.
2. TONING LUNCHES
Lunge is another basic exercise that you can practice. The lunges are one of the basic exercises to strengthen and eliminate fat from the legs.
Straight lower back, buttocks back, arms shoulder-width apart and abdomen contracted. Start with the basic stride and increase intensity with each round.
To add more intensity by jumping, take a step forward and to switch the leg forward, we do it by skipping. Another option would be to skip, but go through the middle by doing a hop with feet together before changing the forward leg.
3. LATERAL LUNGES
The lateral lunge is a very complete exercise because we work the lower body (glutes, quads, hamstrings…).
Separate one leg with a side step and bend the knee at a 90º angle. The other leg should be fully straight. To make this exercise more intense, try to do jumps to one side and the other without stopping to move.
Do 3 sets of 20 repetitions.
Skier consists of jumping from one side to the other, always keeping one leg in the air.
We can do it without touching the ground with the hand or, to make this exercise more intense, jump and touch the ground with the hand opposite to the leg that is resting on the ground and repeat the movement. To make it even more difficult, do a leg flexion before going up.
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