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Exercises for your legs: exercises to tone up your legs

 

To achieve firm, toned thighs, it's essential to combine sport with targeted exercises.

Ideally, you should aim to do the following exercises every other day, gradually increasing the difficulty level and intensity.

Exercise: The Squat.

Starting position:
Stand up straight with your legs hip-width apart and your hands on your hips.

Movement: Make squatting movements (the angle between the calf and thigh should be no more than 90°). As you bend, go slowly and make sure your heels stay flat on the floor; then breathe out as you return to the starting position.

Repetitions:
 
- Beginner: 3 sets of 10 reps with 1 min rest.
- Intermediate: 4 sets of 16 reps with 1 min rest.
- Advanced: 5 sets of 25 reps with 45 seconds rest.




  
  

Health and Fitness Editor
08/15/2012
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