Warmer weather is coming, and that means exposed legs. Some of us want to get the best leg workouts we can find, so we can show the world what we got. However, you might feel like you’re pressed for time or your life is a bit busy right now, and you can’t get a good leg workout in. That’s okay; these are for those of us that want to do leg exercises at home, in under 10 minutes to give you those beautiful legs and to improve your overall health.

This leg workouts can be added to your schedule simply without an overhaul of your life. Use one of these every day to develop beautiful legs.

What is Exercise Good For?

Your legs are the foundation of your body, which means that strong legs mean benefits throughout.

 For one, the best leg workouts done right can build stability and reduce the risk of injury to the exercised muscles. This increased stability also means better balance and becoming a better athlete.

The muscles in your legs are also the biggest. Therefore, when you exercise them, you are putting an enormous area of your body to work. This exercise requires more energy because to move these muscles, your heart works harder. Calories need to be burned for your body to go through this process, which means losing weight is a side benefit of leg workouts.

 Lastly, good leg workouts help to relieve and prevent lower back pain which is connected to your hips and glutes. The also increase flexibility which lets you move about easier if you’re an athlete or reduces the risk of a spontaneous injury.

The Best Leg Workouts To Do at Home

Remember to get the most out of these workouts you have to do them consistently. Working out consistently will also allow your muscles to get used to the exercise so they won’t hurt as much afterward. It’s also important to stretch before and after to maximize recovery so you can continue to work towards your fitness goals.

These are three good leg workouts you can do in under 12 minutes without any equipment to get toned and feel better about yourself.

The best workout for your butt and thighs

  1. Rear lunge
  • 60 sec
  • Lean forward on your front leg
  • Come back down, and bring your knee as low as possible
  • Balance your weight
  • Squeeze your buttocks
  1. Lunge pulse
  • 30 sec
  • Lunge position
  • Do up ‘n’ down bounce
  • Keep your body low
  • Straighten your torso
  1. Rear lunge (switch sides)
  • 60 sec
  • Repeat
  1. Lunge pulse (switch side)
  • 30 sec
  • Repeat
  1. Double dip squats
  • 1 min
  • Keep feet shoulder-width apart
  • Do a deep squat with two pulses
  • Bring your body up, and repeat
  1. Static squats
  • 30 sec
  • Do a low squat
  • Hold your body in this position
  1. Squat pulses
  • 30 sec
  • Do a low squat
  • Engage our body in an up ‘n’ down pulse
  • Keep your body low

This workout will help you melt your love handles and carve your abs.

  1. Static squat torso twists
  • 60 sec
  • Do a quarter squat
  • Rotate your shoulders, while keeping your hips and legs still
  • Engage the obliques
  • Add speed
  1. Jumping oblique twists
  • 60 sec
  • Jump
  • Twist – move your hips and shoulders in the opposite directions while jumping
  • Stick your hands together, and elevate your arms
  1. Side hip raises
  • 30 sec per side
  • Start off with your elbow and knee
  • Bounce your hip up and down
  1. Jumping oblique twists
  • 60 sec
  • Repeat
  1. Russian twist
  • 60 sec
  • Bring your body in a sit-up position
  • Rotate your shoulders
  • Set your arms in the front, and don’t rely on them
  • Bring your chest towards the ceiling
  1. Jumping oblique twists
  • 60 sec
  • Repeat
  1. Reclined oblique twists
  • 30 sec per side
  • Sit, and keep your back about 6 inches off the ground
  • Elevate your leg, and bring your opposite arm to the outer part of your foot
  • Stabilize your body with your other arm
  1. Jumping oblique twists
  • 60 sec
  • Repeat

The best leg workout for toned and strong calves/thighs

  1. Wide squat with feet turned out
  • 30 sec
  • Keep your feet wider
  • Do regular squat
  • Squeeze your glutes as you stand up
  1. Tip-toe squat
  • 30 sec
  • Do regular squats
  • Elevate your body on your tip-toes and squeeze the glutes
  1. Alternating side lunges
  • 30 sec
  • Lunge on one side
  • Bring your body as low as possible
  1. Lateral leg lifts
  • 30 sec per leg
  • Stand on one leg, and keep your other off the ground
  • Keep your hands on the hips
  • Elevate and lower your body
  1. Bridge pulses
  • 30 sec
  • Keep your back flat on the ground, do a triangle with your legs, and engage your abs
  • Elevate the pelvis, keep it high, then bring it down
  1. Bridge static hold
  • 30 sec
  • Support your body on your shoulders and tip-toes
  • Keep the pelvis up, and hold it in this position
  • Hold your body in a straight line
  1. Modified bridge
  • 30 sec
  • Set your body in the previous position
  • Move your knees from side to side
  1. Two foot calf raises
  • 20 sec
  • Stand straight
  • Roll on the “balls” of your both feet
  1. Single leg squat
  • 30 sec per leg
  • Stand on one leg, and bring your other leg forward
  • Keep your chest straight, and keep your hands in front of you
  • Lower your body on the legs, as if you are doing a squat
  1. Wide squat with feet raises
  • 30 sec
  • Keep your legs wide as if you do a squat
  • Bring your body as low as possible
  • Elevate your body, and support the weight on the “balls” of your feet
  1. Modified wide squat with holds and pulse
  • 15 sec
  • Do a wide squat on your tip-toes
  • Hold for 15 seconds
  • Pulse on your tip-toes
  • Hold your body in this position for 5 seconds
  • Pulse for 15 sec

If you’re trying to get the most out of your body this summer by looking and feeling your best, try these quick and easy exercises you can do anywhere. More importantly, these exercises can be the start of a fantastic body that carries you through the rest of your long life.

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Warmer weather is coming, and that means exposed legs. Some of us want to get the best leg workouts we can find, so we can show the world what we got. However, you might feel like you’re pressed for time or your life is a bit busy right now,...