Quick, Effective Legs Workout

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So what do you do to achieve these perfectly shaped legs? The secret weapon is an elongating and toning legs workout of which I happen to be providing in this article. Of course, it takes more than just a great legs workout to get an amazing lower body. I'm sure you already know that it takes good determination and a healthy diet to achieve a low body fat percentage but it important to mentally build yourself up whenever you are trying to achieve a fitness goal. If you don't, it could mean your failure. (Just a little heads up!)

Sculpt Beautiful, Sexy Legs in Just Minutes a Day

Now to the workout! This legs workout is a mixture of Pilates, lactic acid training, and plyometrics so you can look real cute in a mini skirt. This legs workout is for three days a week and will work not only your thighs and calves but also your butt. Take a day off then simply start over again. You can always increase your repetitions or duration of the exercises when they start getting too easy for you. Also, always warm up at least five minutes with some light jogging or other cardiovascular exercise.

Action Packed Legs Workout that Delivers Results

Day 1

Pilates - Leg Criss- Cross: This exercise is done on your back with both legs pointed up to the ceiling. With strong legs, make small crisscrossing movements with your toes always pointed. Keep this legs workout up for 30 seconds, rest for 10 seconds and repeat.

Aerobics - Jumping Jacks: Everyone knows this move from gym class. Make sure not to get lazy with it. Make wide movements with both legs and arms. Do this for 1 minute, rest 20 seconds, and repeat.

Plyometrics - Ski Jumps: To perform this exercise, imagine that you are whooshing down a long, snowy ski hill. Jump side to side, keeping your legs pressed together. Keep it up for 30 seconds, rest 10 seconds, and repeat.

Day 2

Pilates - Open and Close: This move is also done on your back with your toes pointed up to the ceiling. Open your legs to the side as far as you can. Flex your heel out and bring your legs back together. Repeat 10 times, relax 10 seconds, and repeat.

Aerobics - Knee Raises: Stand straight with elbows bent at a 90 degree angle and your hands palms down in front of you. Quickly raise one knee up until it reaches your hand and switch to the other knee rising up. Imagine you are running over sticks that are down at your shins.

Plyometrics - Jump Squats: This is a variation of the famous squat weightlifting legs workout, however we will be using no weights. Squat down as if you were about to sit in a chair. When you come up to standing position, bound off the ground about 3 inches and gently land down into your squatting position again. Repeat this motion 20 times, rest 20 seconds, and repeat.

Day 3

Pilates - Leg Circles: Get down on all fours and lift one leg behind you. Draw a circle in the air with a pointed toe for 8 circles and reverse the circle for 8 circles. Repeat with the other leg.

Aerobics - Butt Kick: Instead of jogging in place, jog and kick your butt with your heel on each step. Do this for 30 second, rest 10 seconds, and repeat.

Plyometrics - Lunge Jumps: This is the traditional lunge movement with a little hop and leg switch to lunge the other side. Repeat this movement 20 times, rest 20 seconds, and repeat.

Stick with this great legs workout and you will be seeing slimmer, sexier legs in just weeks!

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Jason Vandijk is a freelance contributor and editor of the Beauty and Fitness information portal which reports on the latest Beauty, Fitness and Relaxation Therapies promoting natural detoxification and healing benefits. To learn more about Effective Leg Workout visit http://www.bodyshapermachine.com.

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This article was published on 2010/04/16