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5 Sexy Legs Workout For Women

5 Sexy Legs Workout For Women

Since when have you been longing for those perfectly shaped legs?

With busy schedules and minimal time to spare for fun, squeezing in time for the gym could be quite hectic. And after all those long hours of sitting at your desk, travel and rest, your legs would’ve become 10% weaker; those little walks during the day wouldn’t help.

Anyway, you’ve been checking out too many legs lately, haven’t you? You know you want it, so here’s how!

To make the best of the little time you can set apart for each day, here are ten simple workouts for your legs that can get your confidence back on. And trust me, these are all you need to look sexier than ever and get all eyes on you. As most women have strong quads, these exercises focus on your hamstrings, glutes and inner thighs. Try these 7 easy and quick exercises and soon you will see your legs toned perfectly well.

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1. Skater Lunge

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    Main Muscle: Quads, hamstrings, glutes

    Lunges are perfect for toning your lower body, similar to squats, but here the legs move in a forward-backward motion.

    First, cross your right leg behind the left while bending your left knee in a half squat position. Now, take a big step to your right as you get up and cross your left leg behind the right. When you move to the left, touch the ground with the right hand and swing the left back.

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    Repeat the same for 20 reps without a break.

    2. Two-Thirds Jump Squats

    Main Muscles: Quads & hamstrings.

    Here is a simple instructional video for you:

    1. To start, keep feet shoulder width apart and go to a squat position, but go only two-third of the way down.
    2. Jump straight up with your arms reaching towards the ceiling and come back to the same squat position you started off at.
    3. With 3 sets and 20 reps each, your legs are sure to feel the change.

    3. The Wall Sit

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      Main Muscles: Quads, calves

      Wall Sit workout builds endurance and strength in your leg muscles. Start by standing with your back to a wall and your feet 2 feet apart, slide down till your hip and knees align at a 90% angle and hold for 40-60 seconds based on your strength and do 3 sets of the same.

      4. The Bridge

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        The Bridge Pose focuses on the Glutes and hamstring muscles.

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        1. Lay your back on the ground, place your arms to your sides and get your heel closer to your buttocks.
        2. Now, lift your hip towards the ceiling and make sure your upper body and thighs are straight in the same line.
        3. Stay in the same position for 5 full breaths and then relax. 10 lifts of the same exercise will increase your body strength.

        5. The Downward Dog Spilt

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          Main Muscles: Quads, calves, hamstrings.

          This is strength building muscle for your legs; it also helps improve balance and your focus.

          1. Keep both your hands and feet on the ground, take a deep breath and lift your right leg up as high as you can. Ensure that you bring your calf, thigh, butt, back and hands in the same line.
          2. Do the same exercise for both the legs.

          These 5 legs workout ideas are just what you needed to get that sexy look. As you make these workouts a regular practice and a part of your lifestyle, they will start to work. The easiest way to stay updated with the most effective workouts and fitness tips on the go, is using mobile technology. One such community that I’ve been visiting regularly is Stylecraze; and you can try it too, just so that you will never run out of motivation and convenience. There are many such communities on your mobile app store you can try. Fitbit, Garmin and other pedometers will also help you keep motivated in moving all day – it could be a walk at your work place or a morning jog or whatever, these gadgets really let you keep a tab.

          Featured photo credit: http://news.nike.com/news/get-legs-like-lakey via cdn.nikeblog.com

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          Last Updated on February 6, 2020

          10 Simple Morning Exercises to Make You Feel Great All Day

          10 Simple Morning Exercises to Make You Feel Great All Day

          There are lots of studies that show if you do some exercise in the morning, you will be in a better mood all day long. You will have more energy and you will certainly be a better colleague, friend or partner.

          One psychologist at Duke University has researched the effects of exercise on depressed patients and he has come to the conclusion that exercise has a definite role in treating this condition and has an important role in preventing people from relapsing.[1] According to the New York Times, scientists have now established that exercise also boosts your brain power.[2]

          In addition, there are studies from the Appalachian State University which show that blood pressure can be reduced by doing regular morning exercise.[3]

          Here are 10 simple morning exercises that will help you feel great the whole day long. You can include some of them in your morning exercise routine or do them all at home without having to enrol in a gym. Consult your doctor before starting any form of exercise routine if you are new to this.

          1. Cat Camel Stretch

          Stretching exercises are useful for muscle toning and also preventing arthritis. They can either be dynamic or static.

          Dynamic ones such as the cat camel stretch, are particularly useful for doing other exercises in the morning. They are also beneficial at other times of the day, especially after long periods of sedentary work. This one is great for spinal flexibility and is a good warm up exercise.

          Kneel down on all fours. Start by rounding your back just like a camel so that your head will try to meet your pelvis. This is the camel position. Then lower and lift your head so that your lower back is arched. This is the cat position. Do these movements slowly and smoothly. About 4 or 5 times.

          Here’s a video to guide you through:

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          2. Go for a Walk or a Run

          This is better done outside so that you can connect with nature but running inside on a treadmill is almost as good. You can time yourself and increase length and time according to your fitness program.

          Always have new goals to reach. Start with brisk walking and work up to running. At my age, I am still walking!

          The health benefits are considerable. You can build stronger bones and you can help to maintain your weight.

          Also, you are helping your heart to stay healthy and keeping your blood pressure low.

          Learn more about the benefits of running here: 8 Benefits of Running 5 Minutes Every Day You Didn’t Know

          3. Jumping Jacks

          Michelle Obama is a great fan of this exercise and has become “Jumper in Chief.”[4] They are great for cardiovascular health and also for toning muscles especially the calves and the deltoids.

          Stand with feet together. Jump while spreading your arms and legs. Return to first position and keep going! You can start with doing these for 1 minute and then gradually build up to the number you are comfortable with. Here’s how:

          4. Abductor Side Lifts

          Watch the video below to see how to do this exercise. These muscles are important because you use them everyday to run, get into the car or onto and off a bicycle. They are very important also for your core stability and prevent the pelvis from tilting.[5]

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          Do about 10 to 15 raises for each side like this:

          5. Balancing Table Pose

          This is a classic yoga pose. It benefits the spine, balance, memory and concentration.

          Start with the table pose (hands and knees). Breathe in before starting each movement. As you exhale, raise your left leg parallel to the floor as you raise the right arm, also parallel to the floor. Breathe in as you lower arm and leg. Repeat for the other side. 10 repetitions on each side is a good starting point.

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            6. Leg Squats

            Not just legs are involved but also hips and knees.

            Stand with your feet a bit further out from your hips. Arms are out in front of you. Then lower yourself as if you wanted to sit down until you reach a 90 degree angle. You can go down further if you want to. Then return to the starting position. Repeat 15 times for 2 sets for beginners.

            The benefits are that these exercises help with knee stability and can benefit the leg muscles such as quadriceps, hamstrings and calves.[6]

            7. Push Ups

            You start lying down (face down) but with your body held up at arm’s length. Your hands should be in line with your shoulders. Breathe in as you lower your body. That is fairly easy. Now, as you exhale, you have to get back up to the starting position.

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            An easier version to start with is to bend your legs at the knees so you do not have to lift your whole body.

            Beginners may take up to a month to be able to do 100 push ups so you will have to start with a very small number and gradually increase it.

            This exercise is great for strengthening the chest, shoulders and the triceps. It is a great strengthening exercise for many muscle groups. In fact, most muscles from the toes to the shoulders are being used.

            8. Bicycle Crunches

            There are numerous crunch exercises targeting the abs. The bicycle crunch is a variation where you work more muscle groups. Aim for 15 to 20 reps to start off with.

            Watch the video to see how this is done correctly:

            9. Lunges

            Stand with feet shoulder width apart. Place your hand on your hips. Take one giant step forward with the right leg. Make sure the knee does not go too far forward, that is, past your toes. The left knee will go down to almost floor level. Alternate the legs as you go on.

            Try to do a set of between 8 and 12 reps for each leg. It is important to allow for a day of rest, so this exercise should be done on alternate days, especially if you are using weights.

            This exercise is great for strengthening and toning the quadriceps, glutes and hamstrings.

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            10. Bicep Curls

            You can do this sitting down so if you spend a lot of time on the phone, this is a great exercise to do.

            Choose suitable dumbbells or another household object that you can easily hold. Sit down with the dumbbell in your hand. You need to sit forward a bit so that your triceps can lean on your thigh to give you support.

            Then bring the weighted arm up to shoulder length and then down again. Exhale as you lift the weight and inhale as you lower it.

            Here’re some important notes before you start doing this exercise:

            Try to do one or two sets of about ten repetitions for each arm and then switch arms.

            These exercises are really useful for toning the arm muscles.[7] In addition, they can strengthen and tone the brachioradialis muscle located in the forearm. These are the muscles we use to pick up things when we flex the arm at the elbow so we use these muscles countless times a day.

            You may have to build in a rest day for the heavier exercises, numbers 6–10. On the rest days, you can do gentler stretching exercises and also some walking or running.

            Morning exercise is not only a great mood booster, but will help you keep your weight down and also sleep better![8] Start including one or some of these exercises in your morning routine!

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