Are you frustrated with “thunder thighs?” Do you even work out try to get the results you want and end up annoyed, frustrated and exhausted?
Okay, so… I have very good news for you.
Getting the toned, sexy legs you want has never been simpler!
Actually – it probably has been. Like, for instance, say there was technologically advanced civilization on earth like 5 million years ago that had machines that could shape your legs however you want.
That’d probably be easier.
But it also probably didn’t happen!
Anyway, since we’ve lost the secrets of the ancients, let’s just work on toning your legs the normal way, ok ?
And since you want to do this in the easiest way possible – I’m going to show you the most effective leg exercises out there. These exercises will get rid of thigh fat, tone your legs, and leave them as sexy and shapely as you’ve ever dreamed of.
Use these if you want to get the sexiest, most toned legs in the shortest time possible.
(Plus, if you want a thigh gap these are a great way to get one.)
1. Dumbbell Squat
Stand up straight, and hold a dumbbell vertically right in front of your chest. Use your palms to hold the dumbbell head and have your palms facing each other (1).
Next, tense your core, and lower yourself as far down as you can go by bending your knees and pushing your hips back. Remember to keep your knees over your toes during this exercise.
Hold for one count at the bottom, then, push back up to the starting position.
(Squats are great – seriously. If you want the best, super effective squat variations – I’ve got you covered.)
2. Swiss Ball Hip Raises
Lie down on the floor on your back. Bend your knees and keep your feet flat on top of a swiss ball.
Next, lift up your hips so that there’s a straight line between your knees and your shoulders. Raise one knee to your chest, then hold for a count and slowly lower it back to the ball.
Repeat with your other leg and keep switching back and forth (2).
3. One Arm Kettlebell Swing
Stand behind a kettlebell and grab it with one hand in an overhand grip. Lift it up and hold it right in front of your waist with your arm totally extended.
Next, use your hips and knees to bend forward until your torso is at a 45 degree angle to the floor, and swing the kettlebell backwards between your legs (3).
Don’t allow your elbow to bend, and push your hips forward quickly as you straighten your knees. Use that motion to swing the kettlebell up to your chest level while keeping your arm straight and rising up into a standing position.
Next, let the kettlebell swing back down as you drop back into a squat position. Repeat.
4. Box Lunge With Dumbbells
You can use a box or a step for this exercise. Start by holding a dumbbell in each hand at your sides while you’re standing on top of the box or the step.
Next, use your left leg to step backwards into a lunge position. While you’re stepping backwards, lean forwards using your hips and reach down towards your feet with the dumbbells.
Do the reverse of that movement to return to the starting position, then do the same thing with your other leg.
5. Dumbbell Tip Toe Walk
Hold a pair of heavy dumbbells at arms length by your sides. Then, stand on your tip toes with your heels raised in the air and walk in a circle for a full minute.
(You’ll really feel the burn with this exercise!)
6. Lunging Dumbbell Jumps
Grab a pair of dumbbells and hold them at your sides with your palms facing inwards towards each other. Stand with your right foot in front of your left, and lower your body into a squat – with your front knee and back knee both bent at 90 degrees.
Next, jump up as high as you can and switch your feet, so that you’re in the same squat with your legs reversed. Continue to jump and reverse the squat.
7. Straight Leg Squat Extenders
Stand up straight and hold your arms straight out in front of your body. Keep them up at shoulder level – they should be parallel with the floor.
Next, lift up your left leg a few inches off the floor and hold it there. Push your hips back and lower yourself down as low as you can go, keeping your left leg out in front of you and not letting it touch the floor.
Hold at the bottom for one count and then push yourself back up to starting position.
The 7 Best Leg Exercises
- Dumbbell Squat
- Swiss Ball Hip Raises
- One Arm Kettlebell Swing
- Box Lunge With Dumbbells
- Dumbbell Tip Toe Walk
- Lunging Dumbbell Jumps
- Straight Leg Squat Extenders