Leg Exercises

Want to get rid of that jiggly pair of thighs and that saggy butt? Want to really tone up those legs? Then, a good, solid leg regimen is what's prescribed here. We'll pick the most effective leg exercises that target each part of the leg and create a neat, compact little workout that you can do anywhere. We'll work the hamstrings, quads, glutes and calves, and take less than 20 minutes to do it!

The Lineup:

Weighted Squats

Yep. Because they work. Bar on your shoulders or a dumbbell in each hand. Do sets of 20. When you can deal with that, up it to 30 per set.

Weighted Lunges

Bar on your shoulders or a dumbbell in each hand. Step forward until your knee is over the heel of your foot. Push off, step back, and return to original position. Step forward on the other leg. Repeat, alternating legs for 15 to 20 reps. For more of a work load or to progress, up it to 30+ per set.

Heel Raises

In a basic standing position, toes and knees straight forward, lift both heels off the floor up to the balls of your feet. Return heels to floor. Keep those abs tucked in with your posture perfect, and do 30 at a time.

Step Out Side Lunge

Standing with feet together, step one foot out to the side, perfectly parallel to the other foot. As you step, let your upper body drop toward the floor, and attempt to touch the floor with the opposing hand. Keep your back flat and your torso centered over your groin, head facing forward. Push off, pull the leg back in to the original position. Do 10 to 15 repeats on one side and then switch legs. Do two sets back to back as one set. That would be 15 (or 10) right, 15 left, again 15 right, 15 left. Count that as one set.

Do 3 to 4 sets of these 3 times a week, and watch the jiggly slowly begin to subside as those legs strengthen and tighten right up. All those lunges and
squats will have a nice effect on your butt, too. Just don't begin to get too caught up with constantly looking at your butt in the mirror, as tends to happen once that thing starts sitting up and looking all perky and firm.

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