Have you always wanted a sexy and mini-skirt worthy legs? Have you felt a tiny pinch of jealousy when you see models strutting their legs in the runway and wished to have the same toned legs like they have?
Our legs are the largest muscle in our body and it needs lots of work to achieve a toned and healthy pair of legs. You might think that a perfect leg-day at the gym needs a pair of dumbbells or a heavy barbell. However, these leg workouts at home will be easy to do and help you achieve that and be confident in flaunting your legs in no time.
This exercise routine targets your quads and butt area.
To do this, stand with your back facing a chair that is approximately 2 feet away. With your hands on your hips, bend your left leg and place the top of your left foot on the chair. Bend your right leg at 90 degrees angle and do the full squat.
For a more challenging step, do a 45 degree half squat after each full squat.
Perform 15 to 20 repetitions, with each leg being switched for 2 to 3 sets.
If you want an exercise that will focus on your inner thighs, butt, hamstrings and quads, this is the perfect one for you.
Begin in a standing position, with hands clasped in front of your chest and your feet hip-width apart. Forward lunge with you left leg then come back to the starting position. With toes facing forward, lunge left leg out and bend to 90 degrees. Return to start. To complete 1 rep, lunge backwards with your left leg. Repeat the same process with your right leg.
Perform up to 3 sets with 15 to 20 reps.
High-Knee Toe Touch
Aside from targeting your legs, this exercise also works on your butt area.
Start in a standing position. You can either face a box or a bench. Bend both of your elbows at your sides with your hands in front. Tap your right foot on the box or bench and then quickly alternate with your left foot. Continue alternating both feet as you go faster for 1 minute.
On our list of great leg workouts at home, this exercise targets your hips arms and abs.
Lie on your right side, with right knee bent, straight left leg, elbows bent in the front and left hand is cupped over your right fist. Push your right arm off as you lift your torso with left leg and left elbow as high as you can. Return to the starting position then.
Switch sides and repeat up to 15 times.
Lie down on your back with your feet flat and bend your knees. With pointed toes, extend your left leg up towards the ceiling. Form a straight diagonal from your right knee to your shoulders with hips lift. Raise your hips higher then bring it down to the floor. Switch with the other leg and do up to 15 reps.
This targets both your arms, legs and your butt.
Start with a standing position, with both feet wide apart, palms down and arms are parallel to the shoulder. Bend your knees by about 90 degrees and do a squat. Jump up and bring your knees towards the chest. Land in a squat position. Do this repetition for 30 seconds.
With both of your arms at your sides and feet hip wide apart, perform a reverse lunge with your left leg. As you push your left knee towards your chest, press your right leg to return to the standing position. Perform a lunge. Change sides and repeat for 15 seconds.
This is one of the best leg workouts at home that targets your butt, abs and hips.
Lie down on your back, bend your knees, palms down and both arms should be in line with your shoulder on the floor. Lift your left leg up towards the ceiling. With your back pressed into the floor, lower your leg left slowly and come back to the starting position. Change sides and do 15 repetitions.
This works both your leg and abs.
Raise your left knee until it’s the same height to your hips, with both of your hands crossed at the back of your head. Lift your left heel as high as you can, abs contracted. Hold your balance for 3 seconds, then lower your heel. Switch to the opposite leg and do 15 repetitions.
This works both your leg and butt.
Start in a standing position, with feet wide apart, hands placed on your hips and toes pointing out. Do a squat then lift both of your heels for a few seconds and lower them back to the floor. Repeat this process.
First, stand up with feet wide apart. Then bend your knees in a half-squat and bend your elbows. Jump up and land on your left leg, then extend your right leg behind your bent knees, with right arms extended backwards. Jump forward to return to the starting position. Switch arms and legs and repeat for one minute.
If you want great legs, do one of these leg workouts at home that delivers promising result – the lean position.
With arms down at your sides and feet wide apart, take a diagonal step back with your left foot. Bend sideways and reach your left arm up and right arm down. To complete 1 rep, return your arms to where you started. Do the opposite foot and repeat the process.
This popular yoga move which is also commonly known as the airplane pose can give you a toned legs and strong core as well. It strengthens your legs and ankles, tones your abs, and offers a nice stretch through your shoulders, chest and hamstrings. You would like to follow the instruction in the video below to perform it rightly.
This is quite the same to a ballet plié and focuses on your hips, thighs and glutes. You would need a chair as your equipment and you just simply form your feet in a V position. Then bent your thigh on 45 degree and you can use the chair to keep balanced. Stay in the position for one minute and then repeat.
Downward Dog Split
Also popularly known as a three-legged dog split, this yoga pose improves the flexibility of your hip, strengthens your core and arms and increases hip position awareness. For this yoga pose, watch the video below to learn it.