Pretty Legs - How to Turn Heads Without Even Trying!

From Betty Grable to Betty Boop, a set of pretty legs has always been enough to make any man look twice. Whether long and lean, or toned and shapely, a good looking pair of legs can get you pretty far. Here are a few exercises to get and keep an awesome set of gams.

Lunges and Squats

For toning and tightening the back of the leg. Walking and weighted lunges are best. Do them in sets, as many as you can.

Leg Extensions

To get that nice muscle tone on the front part of your thigh. The leg extension machine is a good way to go. No machine? Strap ankle weights on, sit upright in a chair, and extend one leg forward until 95% straight. Return foot to floor and repeat. 3 sets of 15 to 20 per leg.

Heel Raises

You can do these with or without weights. Stand up straight and lift your heels up off the floor, then back down. Sets of 20 to 30, or to exhaustion. These give great shape and tone to your calves.

Toe Raises

Seated or standing, keep your heels on the floor and raise your toes upwards towards your knees, then back down. 20 to 30 reps, 3 to 4 sets. This exercise tones and strengthens the anterior tibialis, the muscle that runs along the lower front part of your leg.

Outer Leg Lifts/Abductors

Tones the outer leg and thigh. Use the abductor machine, or strap on ankle weights, and while standing, raise your leg out to the side as high as you can without changing your body position. 20 to 30 reps per leg, 3 to 4 sets.

Inner Leg Lifts/Adductors

Gets those inner thighs toned and tight. No more jiggle! Lying on your side, lift the bottom leg upwards, toes facing front. Top leg should be bent and cocked up, foot on the floor. Bring leg back down, and repeat. 20 to 30 reps per leg, 3 to 4 sets.

Get yourself a good leg routine going weekly, and try to do it at least 3 to 4 times a week. You can start with little or no weight, and begin to add weight as you get stronger. Be consistent, push through the pain, and pretty soon your legs will be just as pretty as any you've ever seen! Summer legs all year long. No more hiding them!


Eb the Celeb said...

OMG... thanks so much for this... I just did a post on RBW asking for weightloss and toning advice and this post definitely gives me a place to start to get the legs right for the summer.

The Fitness Diva said...

You go ahead and work it like I said, and you will see results!
Good luck to you!

Televisiontraci said...

Guess I better get busy :)

carla said...

youre so right.

it's all about making the time to do em huh?

did you see my monday lunging facetime?

now I just need to MAKE myself do it more often than just facetiming if I wanna be a role model :)

love your blog.

Carla MizFit Birnberg

carla said...

more please!

Im doing a monday facetime video on pushups....can you do a monday post on that and make it *sexy* :)

so not in to do that,


The Fitness Diva said...

Ok, Carla. I will bring MORE!
Sorry, I've been so lazy over here at S & F. I promise to do better! :)

carla said...

giggling at your comment.

stop by and visit the Bumbling Band!

aphotog said...

I always had problem tightening thighs thanks for the great tips and specifying what each move helps tighten!