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4 Exercises for Toned Legs

Do you want your legs to look more toned and shapely? Fitfam Plus has culled a list of 4 of the best leg exercises to help work your legs muscles and reveal that coveted muscle tone.

Chair Squats

As the name indicates, you’ll need a chair for this one. First, begin standing with your back to a chair. Your feet should be hip-width apart. While keep weight centered on your heels, draw your abs in and hinge forward at the hips as you slowly lower your butt toward the chair. Pause right before you sit down and return to your standing position while keeping your core engaged.

Leg Lift

This exercise targets the quads. To perform this exercise, while you stand facing a chair, raise your right leg with knee facing up and foot flexed, then you place your heel on the seat. Be sure to avoid locking your standing knee as you lift your right foot off the chair and straighten it out until you feel your quadriceps engage. As you keep your lifted leg in the air, bend the leg on the floor slightly and then straighten it again.

Jump Squat

This exercise really helps to work your quads and hamstrings. To perform it, you start by standing with your feet shoulder-width apart. Start by doing a regular squat, then engage your core and jump straight up. As you land, lower your body back into the squat position. Try to land as quiet as possible.

Hip Bridge

Hip Bridge targets your glutes. To perform the exercise, you lie on your back with knees bent and facing up. Plant your heels into the floor and lift your toes toward the shins. Then, raise your buttocks off the ground until your back forms a straight line from the knee to the shoulders. Hold this for a second before going back.

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