Toned legs need patience, work and protein

Toned legs need patience, work and protein

Toned legs – they look amazing and we all want them. Even if you are working our regularly, a little extra work on the legs adds that little bit of definition that looks great.

There are some techniques to making sure that you do the right things to get toned legs, and Lean Curves have some great suggestions for how to get your pins looking taught and lovely.

Take it slow – Learn to relax your mind and keep your goals long term. Plan for a bit of work before you see the result, and be patient.

Mix it up – Change your legs training so that your legs never get used to one type of exercise. With the wonders of memory muscle your legs will learn a particular exercise before you know it so you need to keep the challenge there.

Use heavy weights – A lot of women are afraid of using heavier weights because they think they will get injured. Take your time, learn the techniques properly and start adding weight each session. You will see progress much faster.

Hill Sprints – Tough but effective. This is hard, but it works your whole lower body very well. Use hill sprints on a regular basis and you will see amazing weight loss and leg toning results.

Eat well – Toning a muscle is actually more about diet than you think – protein, fruit, vegetables, etc. If you want toned legs you have to lose the fat and get that protein in. Muscles need protein to grow so if you want to tone your legs make sure you help them as much as possible.

Drink water – Water will keep you full and make your muscles look full and tight.

Slow reps – When doing your squats, lunges and other leg exercises start slowing down your reps to at least five seconds. This can be excruciating at the start, but you will be amazed at how good you get at it.

Stretch – Stretch before, during and after a legs workout so that they are ready for the next one.

Keep them busy – Do weight training, cardio, martial arts classes, anything to keep moving!

Take your time, think about it and push yourself a little. If you start now, think how your pins will look when it comes back around to shorts-wearing season!

 

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