11 Exercises to Sculpt Strong, Sexy Legs

6. Inner Thigh Leg Lifts:

Lie on your left side with your left elbow underneath your left shoulder, and your left forearm perpendicular to your body. Place your right fingertips down in front of your body for additional support. Bend your right leg and place the sole of your right foot on the ground near your butt with your knee facing up. Extend your left leg straight out, flex your left foot, and turn your left toes toward the ground. Keeping your core tight, engage the inner thighs as you raise your extended leg up about one foot. With control, lower it toward the ground without touching down. That’s one rep. Complete up to 10 reps, then repeat the same number on the opposite side.



7. Outer Thigh Leg Lifts:

Lie on your left side with your left elbow underneath your left shoulder, and your left forearm perpendicular to your body. Place your right fingertips down in front of your body for additional support. Bend your left leg and slide your knee a few inches forward as you bring your left heel toward your butt. Extend your right leg straight out, flex your right foot, and turn your right toes toward the ground. Keeping your core tight and right knee locked, engage your outer thigh and butt as you raise your extended leg up about one foot. With control, lower it toward the ground without touching down. That’s one rep. Complete up to 10, then repeat the same number on the opposite side.


8. Walking Bridge:

Lie on your back with your arms along your sides and your palms facing down. Bend your knees and place the soles of both feet on the ground. From this position, press into the ground with your heels and palms as you lift your hips up off the ground so your body forms a straight line between your shoulders and your knees. Without dropping your hips, lift your left leg off the ground, point your left toes, and extend your leg straight up toward the sky. Bring the leg back down and repeat on the opposite side to complete one rep. Continue alternating.



9. Single Leg Bridge:

Lie on your back with your arms along your sides and your palms facing down. Bend your left knee and place the sole of your left foot on the ground. Lift your right leg off the ground, point your left toes, and extend it straight up toward the sky. From this position, press into the ground with your heels and palms as you lift your hips up off the ground until your body forms a straight line between your shoulders and your knees. Lower your hips back toward the ground without touching it to complete one rep. Perform up to 10 reps, then switch sides and repeat the same number on the opposite side.


10. Skaters:

Stand on your left foot and bend your left knee as you drive your right leg diagonally behind your body, and touch your right toes to the ground. With your right arm, touch the ground just inside your left foot as you swing your left arm straight out behind you. From this position, jump up and land on your right foot. Bend your right knee as you drive your left leg diagonally behind your body, and touch your left toes to the ground. With your left arm, touch the ground just inside your right foot as you swing your right arm straight out behind you. That’s one rep.


11. Ins and Outs:

Stand with your feet together and a slight bend in your knees. Drive both arms straight out behind you, then swing them forward for momentum as you jump both feet out to a wide stance with your toes pointed slightly outward. Keeping your knees behind your toes and your chest up, land with bent knees as you lower your butt toward the ground until your thighs are parallel to the ground. Jump back to starting position to complete one rep.
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