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Forbes Living TV—Fitness Series Part IV—Beautiful Legs
We all want sexy, beach worthy legs. The kind of legs that
look great in high heels and a dress. Well, there are few exercises that you
can add to your fitness program that will give you strong, beautiful legs.
Forbes Living TV did a bit of research and came up with a
few leg exercises that are not difficult and work.
Forbes Living TV on How to Get Great Legs
Warrior III-this is a yoga move that tightens your legs and
your core. Stand with your feet together and then lift up your left leg behind
you with a pointed toe and put your body weight on the standing leg. Continue
to lift your left leg and begin to drop your head and torso so that they form a
straight horizontal line from your head to your toe with your arms at your
side. Remain facing down and keep your back as straight as
possible. Make sure you don’t lock your right knee and try to center your
weight on the middle of your foot. Hold this position for about five breaths
and then return to a standing position. Do the same on the other leg. For more
leg exercises go to (http://toneitup.com/2011/03/tone-it-up-slim-tone-your-thighs-workout-video/).
Chair Squats-this exercise is good for beginners. This is a
good workout for your glutes. Begin by standing with your back facing a chair
and your feet hip-width apart. Now, while you keep your weight centered on your heels draw
in your abs and move forward at the hips and then slowly lower your butt toward
the chair. Right before you touch the chair you need to pause and then return
to a standing position. You should try to do three sets of 10 repetitions. Here
are few more ideas for toning your legs http://www.fitsugar.com/latest/leg-exercises
Leg Lift-This exercise targets the quads. You will need a
chair for this exercise as well. Stand facing a chair and then raise your right
leg, knee facing up and foot flexed and then place your heel over the seat. Do
not lock your standing knee as you lift your right foot off of the chair, and
then straighten it out until you feel your quadriceps. Then as you keep your
lifted leg in the air, bend the leg on the floor slightly and then straighten
it out again. You should do ten to
fifteen repetitions then switch legs and repeat for one full set. Try to do
about three sets.
It is always a good idea to incorporate new exercises slowly
into your routine. You don’t want to pull a muscle by doing too much. The producers
at Forbes Living TV have tried these exercises and found that they really work.