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5 Leg Toning Fitness Routines You Can Do At Home

Aug 20, 2008
Most fitness gurus always suggest that you do warm-up for 5 minutes before proceeding to your cardiovascular exercises for at least 30 minutes. Others can handle 2-hour aerobic session, but 30 minutes to 1 hour is ideal so as not to stress your muscles.

Aiming attention on your legs will increase your resistance to sustain any cardio-aero session at the gym. Bid goodbye to tired and saggy legs as you do the steps below. You don't need to pay for fitness club membership to increase flexibility and better performance of your legs. If you are tired, you can relax them.

1. Calf muscle exercise is easy to execute. You only have to lift your heels off the floor and hold it for 10 to 20 seconds depending on how you can tolerate it. In the long run, your duration of tolerance will increase. After holding it up, you can bring your heels back to their original placement.

2. Toes raise and heels rest exercise will simultaneously stretch your heel and toe muscles while toning your legs. Rest your heels on the ground, raise your toes for 10 to 20 seconds until you feel the tension intensifying on your legs.

3. Leg extension exercise is done by tightening your leg muscles as you bring your legs straight toward the front and lift them. You can hold this position for 10 to 20 seconds or even more before you can go back to your prior post.

4. Hamstring toning aims to provide flexibility of your knee and strengthen the legs. Most athletes do the hamstring to toughen their joints and muscles to perform sports more effectively.

This can be done by the usage of machines at the gym, but when you're at home, you can simply execute the squat positions. Using your own body weight plus dumbbells in your hands, you can do squat or sit on the air position. Hold it for a few seconds before standing back.

You may do 16 or 32 repetitions of this routine. Being referred to as the king of all routines, squatting does not only target the legs but also your rear side, lower and upper legs, abdomen and thighs.

5. Elastic tubing exercise requires you to have an exercise band or stretchable tubing. Lie on the floor and fit your band around your feet. Get started by curling your right leg toward you.

The other leg should remain on the floor but the band remains attached. Curl your left leg and get your right to be on the floor. Do it alternately until you will have to adjust to curling band. As you feel the tension, your legs are firmed and toned.

Any cardio routine aims to burn fats in your body, thus lowering your weight count. But you need to be toning your legs to improve your flexibility and resistance level.
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