Hello, sundresses and short shorts!
If you need the moves to make your legs summer marvelous, then stop right here. We’ve got exercises you can do any time to get the legs you want now. And, since you’ll be using some of the body’s biggest muscles, you’ll increase calorie burn and lose weight.
Here are 5 Moves to Get Sexy Summer Legs Fast:
Check out the videos below to ensure that you’re using proper form.
1. Squats – This leg exercise might not sport a sexy name, but these moves will give your legs the ooh-la-la factor.
How to do a squat: Stand with feet slightly wider than shoulder-width apart, pointing toes at an outward angle. Clasp hands in front of the chest for balance. With back straight and chin up, lower the body to a squat position. Be sure to keep knees in line with your ankles (bending knees over your toes increases the chance of injury). Rise back up. Complete 12-15 reps.
Once you get the hang of squats, push yourself to a fitter body with the Summer Total Body Tabata Challenge
2. Outer Leg Lifts – Saddlebags? This is a great go-to exercise for battling those thigh bulges that make you want to cover up.
How to do a leg lift: Set an exercise ball on the floor to the side of your body. Kneel next to the ball, resting one hip and arm on it. Stretch the outermost leg to the side so it’s in line with your hips and torso. Flex the toes toward the ceiling slightly. Keeping the leg straight and abs flexed, raise your leg. Pause for a moment at the top of the motion before lowering it down. Do 20 reps on each leg. Increase the burn of this saddlebag exercise by adding ankle weights.
Want to say sayonara to saddlebags for good? Try this Get Rid of Saddlebags Workout.
3. Inner Leg Lift – This leg exercise pairs perfectly with the outer leg lift to battle saddlebags.
How to do a thigh lift: Lie on your side, bottom leg extended straight. Bend the top leg so the knee is bent and resting on the floor. Lift the extended leg, heel slightly higher than toes, toward the ceiling. Do 15 reps, then switch sides and repeat with the other leg.
For more leg exercises that get your legs ready for shorts, try this Summer Legs Workout.
4. Seated Calf Raise – Want an anytime, anywhere lower leg toner? The seated calf raise can be done during your regular workout routine or at the office.
How to do a calf raise: Sit on a stable chair, couch, or bench and place feet flat on the floor. Hold a dumbbell so the end rests on top of the leg you’re going to work. Raise your heel, contracting the calf muscle. Lower the heel to the floor. Do 12 reps on each leg.
Take the next step in your summer exercise routine by toning up with our complete Beach Body Summer Workout.
5. Side Lunge – There are lots of variations on the lunge, but the side lunge is ideal for sculpting the quads for a great summer look.
How to do a side lunge: Stand straight, hands on your hips. Take a big step to the side with one leg, bending at the knee (the leg of the plant foot stays straight). Push off the heel to bring the lunging leg back to center. Complete 20 reps on each leg.
Hey, why not set off your newly toned legs with a round, strong bottom? Check out our famous Summer Butt Challenge.
Looking to jumpstart your fitness routine? Try our 6 Week Emergency Makeover Program!
Outer Leg Lift
Inner Leg Lift
Seated Calf Raise
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