How To Get Legs To Die For
Shopping for those miniskirts and shorts isn’t fun when you know your legs need some extra attention. Don’t stress out too much about it, because something can be done. What’s calming to know is your lower body is the fastest and easiest place to build muscle that will burn loads of calories, even when you aren’t exercising.
Eat For Skinny Legs
You want to create a slight calorie deficiency to help you shed the fat on your legs, but don’t take it too far. You will need some fuel for your intense leg workouts. Stick to proteins such as lean meat (turkey, chicken and fish), eggs, protein powder and yogurt. Healthy fats are your new buddy as well and good sources are salmon, avocado, eggs, nuts and nut butter. Stay clear from naughty and infamous carbs, like bread, doughnuts and pastries.
Healthy and good sources of low carb foods are fruit, green vegetables, sweet potato, white potato, whole meal bread, brown rice, and oats. There’s no need to tell you that processed foods, sugary treats and alcohol are a big no-no. Try to take your healthy carb intake post workout, when the body is trying to replenish itself and won’t store it as fat.
Get Your Legs Strutting
Your legs were designed to move and that’s exactly what you are going to do to get them lean and mean. Here are a few exercises you can do at home, even in the smallest area of your home.
This is a great exercise movement to work the stubborn fat on your quads, inner thighs, your hamstrings and your glutes! Turn your toes out to 45 degrees. Put your feet a little bit wider than a shoulder width apart. Sit straight down into a squat, keep your knees aligned with your ankles. Stand up, while keeping the weight on your heels. Do 3 sets of 15 reps.
It works your upper outer thighs and you lower glutes. Lie on your side, while bringing your knees and your hips to 45 degrees. Keep your top pelvic away from your head, so your bottom waist comes off the floor. Lift your top knee up, while keeping your heels together. Keep your pelvis and torso stable while your knee goes up and down. Switch sides to work on other leg. Do 3 sets of 10 reps on each leg.
Single Leg Bridge
Single leg bridges work your hamstrings, quads and your butt all at the same time. Lie on a mat and bring both legs up, put feet together and bend knees. Take one leg up with toes pointed, while keeping the weight on the heel of the foot that’s on the floor. Press your hips up and down as you keep your leg in the air. Do 3 sets of 12 reps on each leg.
Your legs will be sore after all the fat burning and toning exercises you have put them through, but they will look killer. So, don’t give up so easily, stick to your diet and workouts to let your pins strut their stuff.