Exercises for Your Legs
We all want great looking legs, and these simple leg exercises that you can do at home will put you on the road towards fantastic legs. Leg exercises do not only benefit your legs, they also strengthen your back and abdomen as well. In order for these leg exercises to be effective, you will need to do them at least once a day. If you have not exercised in a while, start these exercises out slowly. No exercises should cause you pain or discomfort, so make sure you are doing the exercises at your own comfort level.
Stretch Your Legs First
Before you begin any exercises it is important to warm up and stretch first. Warm up for your leg exercise routine by performing a few toe touches while standing up. Then sit on the floor with your back straight and your legs together and lean forward and try to touch your toes. Next, place your legs in a V position and slowly bend forward with your arms straight out, hold the position for at least 5 seconds before sitting up again and repeat 10 times. Then, sit with your legs together straight out in front of you and stretch your feet and toes forward, hold for 5 seconds, and then stretch your feet back and hold for 5 seconds; repeat 5 times.
Tone Your Calves
Stand facing a wall, and place your feet together and your toes flush against the bottom of the wall. Use the wall to balance yourself and slowly lift yourself up on your toes and then back down to the floor. Repeat this exercise as many times as you can. Then, cross your right leg behind your left calf and raise yourself up using only your left foot. Hold the position and slowly lower yourself back down. Repeat as many times as you can and then switch to the right foot.
Upper Leg Exercises
Lie down on a comfortable matt on the floor on your right side, with your legs together and straight. Slowly lift your left leg up as high as you can and hold the position for 5 seconds before lowering your leg back down. Repeat at least 10 times, and then switch over to your right side.
Lie on your back with your legs straight, feet together, and arms down at your side. Lift your left leg up as high as you can and hold the position for 5 seconds and then lower your leg back down, repeat at least 10 times, and then switch to your left leg.