10 exercises to slim your legs

Do you dream of slim, streamlined legs? Fortunately, with a little motivation and perseverance, it is possible to slim them down without even having to start running or swimming. Here is a series of 10 effective exercises you can do at home to slim your legs

Exercise 1: The side kicks

Stand on your right side on the floor with your legs straight. Hold onto your right forearm. Raise your left leg and bring your knee up to hip level. Hold the position for 3 seconds, then lower the leg without putting it down. Do two sets of 12 reps on each side.

Exercise 2: Cross leggedness

Stand on the floor on your right side. Hold onto your right forearm and place your left hand in front of your chest. Place your left leg, foot flat, in front of your right thigh. Gently lift and lower your right leg, keeping your ankle flexed. Perform 3 sets of 12 reps on each side, contracting your abs.

Exercise 3: Squats

Stand with your feet hip-width apart. Bend your knees so that your thighs are parallel to the floor. Do 3 sets of 20 movements.

Exercise 4: Leg lifts

Get down on all fours on a mat. Lift your left leg upwards while bringing your thigh in line with your back, with the sole of your foot facing the ceiling. Lower the leg and repeat with the opposite leg.

Perform 2 sets of 20 movements on each side.

Exercise 5: Forward lunges

Stand with your feet together and take a good step forward with your right foot. Bend your knees so that your right thigh is parallel to the ground. Straighten up and repeat the movement with the opposite leg.

Do 2 sets of 20 movements on each side.

Exercise 6: Thigh press

Sit on the edge of a chair with your back straight, feet flat and knees together. Cross your arms and hold your left outer thigh with your right hand and your right outer thigh with your left hand. Try to spread your thighs apart as your hands bring them together.

Force your muscles for 30 seconds and release for 15 seconds. Do this exercise 20 times.

Exercise 7: Standing on a chair

Stand behind a chair. Stand on the back of the chair with your feet parallel to each other. The arms are straight, as is the supporting leg. Pull your right leg back and up towards the back without bending the knee and lower the leg.

Do 3 sets of 20 reps on each side.

Exercise 8: The chair

Place your back against a wall. Slide until your legs form a 90°C angle. Your body will now be shaped like a chair. Hold for 30 seconds and release.

Do this exercise 5 times.

Exercise 9: Calf stretches

Stand up straight with your feet together. Rise up on your toes and slowly lower yourself down. Do 3 sets of 20 repetitions.

Exercise 10: Leg lifts

Sit on the floor with your legs straight. Lean back while standing on your hands. Bend your right knee. Lift your left leg about 15 cm off the ground. Hold it in the air and make circular movements for 20 seconds. Do the same with the right leg.

It is possible to strengthen your legs with fitness exercises. You can also go to the pool or walk for best results. 


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