Good looking, gazelle-like legs will always be in fashion, because small ankles, delicate knees, and juicy thighs pretty much go with anything. But in order to achieve all that, you have to do a little more than daydream about it. Here are 5 exercises that will get you those beautiful legs, from the comfort of your own home.
Any workout routine begins with a bit of running. Don’t worry, you don’t even need to leave the house for this. Just open the window, put on some comfortable clothes and… start running! That is to say, run in place, at a slow pace, trying to raise your knees as much as possible. If you get tired, lower your knees and pick up the pace again when you feel better.
Try to run at least 3 minutes at a time, without taking a break.
The scorpion is a very useful exercise for your posterior thigh muscles, but also for your buttocks and back.
Position yourself on a matt, on your hands and knees, facing forward and with your back arched. Raise one of your legs in the air, and then pull it upwards, as if you were trying to touch the ceiling with your foot. Do at least 20 repetitions per leg, alternating left and right after each set.
The butterfly starts you off from the same position as the scorpion, but this time you will need to bend your knee and lift your leg to the side, and bring it back down again, without touching knees as you do so. Do at least 20 repetitions per leg.
For this one, you’ll need to get on your back, slightly raising one of your legs parallel to the floor, and raising the other one straight up in the air, mimicking a pair of scissors. Raise your head off the floor and push your chin into your chest as much as you can, while extending your arms parallel to the floor. From this position, get your legs into a scissors-like movement, for 20 repetitions. Make sure you keep your back flat on the floor and your abs engaged.
This exercise is great for your thighs and lower abs. Lie down on the floor, place your arms under your head, and raise your legs straight up in the air. From this position, try raising your hips as much as you can, keeping your legs straight and your ankles close together. Do 20 repetitions, without touching the floor as you go back down.