What Are the Best Exercises to Lose Leg Fat?

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It seems that the belly and legs are the biggest problem areas for women trying to lose weight. While it may be difficult to shed pounds in these areas, there are a few things you can do to get the results you want. With the proper exercises, diets, and self-care, you can be on the way to slimmer legs in no time. Check out these fat busting exercises designed just for your legs.

Squats:
Squats are great way to get tone in your calves, thighs, and buttocks. To perform this move, simply space your legs hip-distance apart and bend your knees and lower your bottom until your thighs are parallel to the ground. Balance in this position for a few seconds and slowly rise up. You can also do squats with an exercise ball that will increase the intensity of the squat and aid your posture.

Lunges:
Lunges give your legs a wonderful stretch and build up your muscle strength. Do this exercise while holding a dumbbell under 10 pounds in each hand and lunge forward with one leg. The other leg should be bent with the knee at least an inch above the ground. To stretch out the other leg, step back and do it again. You can also lunge to the left and right by standing up straight, and then leaning to the right or left with leg you’re leaning on bent, and the other leg stretched straight at a slant.

Hip Extensions:
Kneel on the ground or a mat with your elbows bent down on the floor. Once in this position, lift your leg up and extend it completely behind your body. Then bend the opposite leg and pull it in so that you lightly tap the back of your extended knee. Repeat and then move to the other leg.

Leg Rotations:
To perform these, lie down flat on the floor with your legs up and bent at the knee. Lift one leg either to the knee or until it’s fully extended and gently rotate it inside five to ten times, and then outside five to ten times. Bring the extended leg in and switch to the other leg.

V Stretches:
Sit on the floor with your legs spread apart in the shape of a ‘V’. Stretch your body up and over your leg and touch your foot with your hand. Hold for ten seconds and then release. Perform the same technique on the other leg and then repeat for a combined total of 40 seconds of stretching.

Jogging:
Light running or jogging is great for shedding pounds from your legs. If jogging is difficult for you, a brisk walk will also do the trick. Be sure to walk or jog for at least thirty minutes nonstop for the best results. Always stretch before you go!

These exercises are great for ridding your legs of unwanted fat. Remember that exercise is only effective if you do it in moderation. Make sure to drink plenty of water and get lots of rest for the best results possible.

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