Quick, easy ways to toned legs
Here are four quick and easy ways to toned legs, as suggested by Milin Mathew, senior group exercise manager, Fitness First.health and fitness Updated: Aug 12, 2012 19:17 IST
Four quick and easy ways to toned legs, as suggested by Milin Mathew, senior group exercise manager, Fitness First.
* Easy Squats: Sit and get up from a chair up to 25 times, take a 60-second break and then repeat the exercise four times. This translates into 100 squats without any strain.
* Easy Lunges: Stand next to a table or chair taking support for balance. Keep your legs hip-width apart and take your right leg one step forward (keeping your knees soft always), and bend your left knee moving down and almost touching your left knee to the floor. Make sure both the knees are 90 degrees in this position. Repeat this for the other leg. Then repeat this four times rounds with 60 seconds break in between.
* Easy Step Up: You could take a flight of stairs at your house (two floors will be ideal for this). Climb up and down once followed by a 60 seconds break and repeat it for four rounds.
* Easy Calf Raise: To strengthen and tone your lower legs, easy calf raise should do the magic. Keep your legs hip-width apart, raise one leg off floor and lift your body with one leg calf raise. Doing this at least two times a week for six weeks will show remarkable difference in your strength and voila; you'll be on your way to toning your legs!
First Published: Aug 12, 2012 15:35 IST