8 Most Effective Exercises To Get Slim Legs

3. Side Leg Extension:


side-leg-extension

How to do it:

  • Wrap one end of the Theraband (or tights) a few times around each hand, and kneel on your left knee with your left palm on the ground and your right hand extended straight up.
  • Extend your right leg straight out to the side and point your toes.
  • From this position, move only the right leg as you engage the outer thigh to lift your right leg straight up toward the ceiling.
  • Lower back down to the floor with control to complete one rep.

4. Hip Extension and Cross:

hip-extension-and-cross

How to do it:

  • Start kneeling and bend both elbows down to the floor below your shoulders, hands clasped. Extend your left leg up and behind your body, pointing your toes as the leg extends.
  • Next, bend your left knee and draw your left leg in, lightly tapping the back of your right knee with your left kneecap.
  • Extend left leg back out and repeat 15 times total, then switch legs and repeat (if you want to really feel the burn, try doing two sets of this exercise before moving onto the next move).

5. Single Leg Dead Lifts:

single-leg-dead-lifts

How to do it:

  • This can be done with a dumbbell or kettle-bell.
  • Take the weight in your right hand and lift your left leg slightly off the floor.
  • Lean forward by hinging at the hips and lowering the weight towards the floor.
  • As a counterbalance, extend your right leg behind you through the movement so you achieve a kind of pendulum movement.
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