One Minute to Firmer Legs: 4 Easy Exercises

by ksteed
Everybody wants beautiful, slim legs, but who has the time to spend hours in the gym toning up?  These simple exercises will only take a minute, but they’ll definitely make a difference.  Gorgeous legs, here we come!

The Front Lunge
Front lunges will work your quads, hamstrings, and glutes.  Here’s how to do them:
-Start by standing straight up with your hands on your hips.
-Step forward with your right leg, slowly bending your knee to a 90 degree angle and keeping your back straight.  
-Slowly step back to a standing position, switch legs, and repeat with left leg.

The Plie Squat
Plie squats will work your glutes and hamstrings.  Here’s how to do them:  
-Stand with your feet about twice shoulder-width apart. Turn your toes out to the sides, keeping them aligned with your knees.
-Squat down, as if you were about to sit in a chair, through a count of 10 seconds.
-Hold for 2 seconds and then push through your heels and return to your starting point

The Cat Dog
Cat dogs will work your hamstrings, glutes, and core.  Here’s how to do them:
-Get on your hands and knees, with your arms and legs at a 90 degree angle to your body.
-Lift and straighten your right leg and your left arm, holding them so they are parallel to the ground.
-Hold your arm there for a second or two, then bring them back down to starting position.
-Next, lift and lower your left leg and right arm using the same motion.  
-Repeat with alternating limbs.

The Wall Sit
Wall sits will work your hamstrings.  Here’s how to do them:

-Place your back against the wall with legs at a 90 degree angle to the floor. (It should be as if you’re sitting without a chair.)
-Stay in a seated position for 30 seconds to one minute.