Here is my number one tip on how to get strong beautifully toned legs! I can’t stress how golden this tip is. Watch the workout video at the end of the post and do it along with me 🙂
- Vary the tempo of basic leg exercises, such as squats, lunges and side kicks.
You want to perform super slow squats and transition into super explosive jump squats. This also applies to the lunges and side kicks. Performing the movement slow allows your muscles to activate more efficiently. It also helps you “feel your form” and create a deeper burn. The explosive jumping movement builds power and strength in your legs and also greatly improves your coordination and speed. This combination of slow to fast movements will not only get your heart rate up and help you burn a lot of calories, but will exhaust your leg muscles and give you that beautiful definition. The burn is insane! But champ it out and fight through it.
Here’s the video of me performing the workout. I focused on squats and lunges but definitely try the side kicks:
10 slow squats, 8 jump squats
10 slow lunges, 8 jumping lunges
Make sure your form is perfect before performing the explosive movements. For squats, you want to distribute your weight behind you, never in front. Shoot your hips back, heels should never raise off the floor. Your knees should stay behind your shoes, chest straight, never down towards the floor! Also, as you come up from the slow squat, you don’t want to stand up completely; you want to come up about 3/4 of the way and then go right back down into the next squat. This will keep your quads under tension the entire time, increasing the burn. For the lunges, remain upright, keep your balance, shift all your weight onto the leg that you’re working on. These same checkpoints apply for the explosive movements, but they will require a lot more coordination.
Tell me how you guys do!!!