Do you want slim, sculpted legs for swimsuit season? Or are you looking to up your sex appeal, and stop cars in a mini-skirt?
Whatever your motivation may be, this workout can help you get the sexy legs you’ve always wanted. The ten fitness steps below will strengthen, tone, and tighten your legs.
Step #1: Squats
Start your leg workout at the gym with squats. Not only will they help strengthen and tone your legs, they’ll also help you work on your booty and burn fat. You can do squats without weights, or with one dumbbell or weight plate (held in front of your chest), two dumbbells, a barbell, or even an exercise ball.
Step #2: Lunges
Lunges are one of the best exercises for toning your legs, and a fast way to get results. There are many different ways to do lunges, but they all work your hamstrings, calves, quads, and glutes. Keep your workouts fresh by doing a different type each week. Try side lunges, for example, which help target your inner thighs (adductors).
Step #3: Deadlifts
To get sexy legs, do deadlifts without bending your knees. Keeping your legs straight will help you target your hamstrings more effectively. As an added bonus, deadlifts also work your back and butt. Don’t forget to regularly increase the amount of weight you’re using to keep your deadlifts challenging.
Step #4: Leg Curls
Leg curls are a great compliment to stiff-legged deadlifts as they work a part of your hamstrings that deadlifts don’t. At the gym, they can be done on a leg curl machine, (sometimes called a hamstring curl machine), while seated or lying down.
Step #5: Leg Press
The leg press works your hamstrings, quads, glutes, and even your calves to some extent. You can target different muscle groups by changing your foot position or the angle between the backrest and sled.
Step #6: Calf Raises
Calf raises can be done while standing or seated, and with a bent knee or straight knee. Standing raises can additionally be done with one or both feet at a time. You can even use a leg press machine to do a straight-knee calf raise.
Step #7: Jump
A great way to work your legs is by jumping. It hits almost all of your leg muscles. You can do a variety of different jumps, including jump squats, (which are also great for your booty), and lateral box jumps. You can also add dumbbells for a more challenging workout. Before jumping, make sure you are in a position that won’t set you off balance.
Step #8: Low-Intensity or Moderate-Intensity Cardio
Hip fat is harder to melt than tummy fat. If you want to slim down your hips and thighs, incorporate 45 to 60 minutes of low to moderate-intensity cardio into your workout. This will help you burn more calories, and strengthen your leg muscles.
Step #9: Sprints
Sprints are a great way to get leaner legs, boost your metabolism, and burn calories. To get sexy legs at the gym, do 15 seconds of sprints 2 or 3 times during your next cardio workout.
Step #10: Stretch
At the end of each workout, don’t forget to cool down with some stretches. Stretching will help increase your flexibility and reduce muscle soreness.
Now you know ten steps for sexier legs at the gym. Remember, for the best results, a healthy diet is also important. Your diet affects your muscle strength, and how quickly your muscles recover between workouts. And a good, balanced diet will make your legs look, and feel healthier.