When losing weight, people will often change their diet plan and start to exercise more. For toned legs, these seven exercises can help slimmers shape their pins while also targeting the abs, hips and thighs. The full workout takes ten minutes to complete and can help tone up the legs, according to the NHS workout plan. So, what are the moves and how do you do them?
Before taking part, the website recommends starting with a six minute warm-up and cooling down with a five minute stretch.
Squats – two sets of 15 to 24 reps
The website said: “Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and your hands down by your sides, or stretched out in front for extra balance.
“Lower yourself by bending your knees until they’re nearly at a right angle, with your thighs parallel to the floor.”
Lunges – one set of 15 to 24 reps on each leg
“Stand in a split stance, with your right leg forward and left leg back,” the workout plan explained.
“Slowly bend the knees, lowering into a lunge until both legs are nearly at right angles. Keeping the weight on your heels, push back up to starting position.”
Calf raises – two sets of 15 reps
The NHS workout said: “Stand straight, but avoid locking your knees. Slowly move onto your toes, lifting your heels off the ground, and then slowly lower your heels back down.”
Bridges – two sets of 15 to 20 reps
It said: “Lie on your back with your knees bent and heels close to your bottom. Your feet should be shoulder-width apart and flat on the floor.
“Raise your hips up to create a straight line from knees to shoulders. As you come up, tighten your abdominal and buttock muscles.”
Stomach crunches – two sets of 15 to 24 reps
“Lie down on your back, knees bent and hands behind your ears,” the website explained.
“Keeping your lower back pressed into the floor, raise your shoulder blades no more than three inches off the floor and slowly lower down.”
Obliques – one set of 12 to 14 reps
“Lie down on your back with your knees bent and together, and feet off the floor. Place your right hand behind your right ear and extend the left arm out,” the NHS workout plan said.
“Keeping your lower back pressed into the floor, lift your shoulder blades off the floor and curl your upper body diagonally across your chest towards your left knee and lower down.”
Back raises – two sets of 15 to 24 reps
The website said: “Lie down on your chest and place your hands by your temples or extended out in front for more of a challenge.
“Keeping your legs together and feet on the ground, raise your shoulders off the floor no more than 3 inches and slowly lower down.”
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