The Best Leg Exercises for Slim and Toned Legs

by DailyHealthPost Editorial

#5 Walking Lunges

Similar to the barbell lunge, this exercise targets the glutes and quads.

The general form is the same as the barbell lunge. However, on the way up, instead of returning to your original standing position, you will instead push through the heels, bringing the rear leg even with the front leg. Then, the rear leg will become the front leg for your next lunge forward.

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#6 Step Ups

This is a fantastic exercise for toning the quads, hamstrings, and glutes.

Choose a step, bench, or box with a height appropriate to your strength and skill level. Place one foot on the edge of the step, ensuring that you will be able to balance on the ball of your foot.

Pushing through your lead quad and foot, raise yourself up onto the step, hold for a moment, and lower yourself back down. Keep your core locked and your back straight. Complete however many reps you desire, and then switch feet.

What exercises do you use to tone and sculpt your legs?

Sources:

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  • https://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/detail/view/name/barbell-squat
  • https://weighttraining.about.com/od/exercisegallery/tp/dumbbell_lunge.htm
  • https://www.muscleandstrength.com/exercises/standing-one-leg-calf-raise-with-dumbbell.html
  • https://www.fitsugar.com/Back-Basics-Walking-Forward-Lunge-174913
  • https://www.mayoclinic.com/health/step-up/MM00722
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