Leg Workout For Ultimate Toning
Sculpt your legs with classic exercises
With fashion taking a feminine turn and short floaty dresses, body conscious skirts,shorts and rompers taking center stage, it means the legs are out more often than not. This leg workout for ultimate toning and sculpting goes back to classic exercises and away from all of the frills so that you can concentrate on form and technique. Try to be mindful when working out and focus on the muscles that you are working rather than just going through the motions.
Living a healthy, balanced lifestyle year round and not dieting means you're always ready for your Summer wardrobe but sometimes work schedules, illnesses and vacations can throw you off track and we all need a little help. Plus, we all know it's good to switch it up, to add in new exercises or routines to keep our muscles challenged, changing and strong.
Regardless of whether you're ready or not to get those legs out, this workout will help shape and tone. I didn't say it's a miracle worker ;) If you're not eating to fuel your mind, body, and soul, no workout is going to save you!
Working the Body 360*
I'm an advocate of working the body 360* not just targeting mirror muscles. By working all of the muscles in the body not only are you creating symmetry but creating a balanced, functional body with good posture. Muscles attach to bone and pull them in certain directions, so keeping the muscles balanced through strength training and stretching goes a long way in helping your skeletal system. Trust me, your body will thank you for it.
Make it YOUR Workout
Feel free to change up the sets and reps to fit your current goals. Don't worry about how much you're lifting, but concentrate on proper form, posture, and breathing. It's amazing the difference oxygen makes!
You're aiming to fail at the required reps and not be able to lift more without compromising form; if your form goes, either lower the weight or the reps. Remember to do a dynamic warm-up such as walking or running for 5 minutes and end the workout with static stretching and even some foam rolling. Foam rolling is a killer but the benefits are so worthwhile the pain.
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I love the bodybuilding.com videos as a more reliable source than YouTube plus they offer the anatomy of the exercise and key teaching points.
Smith Machine Squats by Bodybuilding.com
Single Leg Press bodybuilding.com
Single Leg Pressdowns with Nicole Wilkins IFBB Pro
Seated Leg Extension and Leg Curl Machine are self-explanatory fixed-path machines.
Weighted Calf Raisesbodybuilding.com
This leg workout for ultimate toning and sculpting goes back to classic exercises and away from all of the frills so that you can concentrate on form and technique.
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