8 Simple Leg Workouts That Works Wonder

6. Pencil Side Leg:


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How to do it:

  • Stand with your hands on your hips and your feet together. From this position, soften your left knee and lift your right knee straight out to the side, and lower it to nearly touch your toes to the ground.
  • Pulse back up two times. On the last pulse, touch just your right toes to the ground, transfer your weight to the right leg, and bring your left toes to meet your right toes, keeping your heels off the ground the whole time.
  • Next, step back out with your left foot, and bring your right foot to meet your left to complete one rep.

7. Kneeling Roundhouse Kick:

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How to do it:

  • Start kneeling on all fours (on carpet or a mat) with your arms extended under your shoulders and knees bent under your hips.
  • Lift your left knee off the floor, bending your left heel in closer to your body.
  • Next, lift left knee (keeping it bent) straight out to the side of your body, trying to bring it up to hip height.
  • From here, extend your leg straight out, pointing your toe, shin and shoelaces facing forward.
  • Bend knee back in and lower it down, almost to the floor (but not touching).
  • Repeat 15 times on the left, 15 times on the right.

8. Prone Hamstring Curl:prone-hamstring-curlas

 

How to do it:

  • Lie face down on the floor, bend your elbows and stack your hands under your forehead.
  • Extend both legs straight out behind you, pointing your toes and squeezing your heels together .
  • Press your shoulders down and lift both legs slightly off the floor.
  • Keeping your feet touching, bend your knees (knees can open out to the sides slightly as they bend) and curl both heels in towards your body .
  • Without letting your knees touch the ground, slowly extend both legs back out straight.
  • Repeat 15 times total (Try doing another set of 15 before finishing the workout if you can).
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