Advanced leg toning exercises you should try

Exercise is a great way to tone your legs and stay in shape. Here's a more difficult fitness routine that delivers a leaner body and stronger muscles.

Advanced leg toning exercises you should try

A routine for active people

Rating: Hard

Perfect for people who:

  • Are seeking to tone their abs, back and legs
  • Are active on weekends
  • Used to play sports but now lack the time
  • Are seeking to lose weight
  • Have experience working out

Complete a wall squat

This exercise tones glutes and thighs.

  1. Stand against a wall with your legs straight and your feet about one metre (three feet) from the wall and slightly apart.
  2. Raise your arms straight in front of you and slide down the wall until your thighs are nearly parallel to the floor.
  3. Hold for three to five counts, then slide back up to the starting position, lowering your arms as you stand.

Try a single bridge the right way

This exercise tones glutes and thighs.

  1. Lie on your back with your knees bent and your feet flat on the floor about hip-width apart. Contract your buttocks and lift your rear up so your body forms a straight line from your knees to your shoulders. Support your hips with your hands, keeping your elbows and upper arms planted on the floor.
  2. If you can, straighten your left leg toward the ceiling, pointing the toe, then flex your foot.
  3. Lower your leg until your knees line up, then raise the leg again. Repeat three times, then switch sides. (If this is too difficult, skip step two and just raise your leg so your knees are in line with one another.)

Step-up to fitness!

This exercise tones glutes and thighs.

  1. Stand facing a step and hold dumbbells at your sides, palms facing in.
  2. Place your left foot on the step, then press up so your right foot is also on the step. Next, step down with your left foot, followed by the right. Repeat, starting with your right leg. Alternate 10 times for one set.

What you need to know about completing an l-lift

This exercise tones hips and glutes.

  1. Lie on your right side with both legs extended straight in front of you so your body forms an L shape. (If your hamstrings or back is tight, angle your legs at 45 degrees). Extend your right arm overhead, resting your head on your upper arm, and place your left hand on the floor in front of you for support.
  2. Keeping your feet flexed and your abdominal muscles tensed for back support, lift your left leg toward the ceiling as high as comfortably possible. Pause, then return to start. Complete a full set with one leg before switching to the other.

These leg toning exercises are advanced and therefore recommended for an athletic person looking for a new challenge. If you're ready, try them a try today!

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