How To Tone Up Your Thin Legs In 6 Simple Steps
Ever feel like a chicken?
Thin legs. Bulky upper body. Feathers...
Well maybe not the feathers. But what about your thin legs and the way they make your upper body look huge!Don't they make you feel self-conscious, even if you do keep them hidden away under your clothes?
Well it doesn't have to be that way!
You can have sexy, toned legs. You can wear the shorts or skirts you want to wear - even if genetics aren't on your side. You just need a plan.
And that's where we come in. The following 6 steps are a plan you can use to get rid of your thin legs for good. If you follow it to a tee, your legs will look sexier than you've ever seen them before.
Step 1. Take a photo of your legs now
Photo's are some of the best measurements you can get when it comes to changes in your body. Why?
Because you don't usually notice your legs toning up from day to day. But over time, the difference adds up. Photo's show you the real changes that have been happening in your body, that you may have otherwise missed.
They let you see the fruits of your labour.
So do yourself a favour and take a photo now. After you've finished the plan, take another photo and compare the results. You'll be impressed, we promise!
Step 2. Take measurements of your legs
You can also track the size of your legs with a tape measure. Leg measurements will let you know if what you are doing is working.
If it isn't, then you need to readjust.
Good places to measure are...
- The thickest part of your thigh
- Just above the knee
- The thickest part of your calf.
Step 3. Select some exercises to tone up your legs
Your plan should cover all of the muscles in your legs. Because, if you don't, it will lead to imbalances. This not only looks weird but it can also lead to injuries.
The last thing you want is an injury when you're trying to get rid of your thin legs. It will hold you back and destroy any positive momentum you build up.
So play it safe. Cover all bases.
Here are some exercises you can use (These can all be done at home)...
Step 4. Create 2 - 3 different workouts
Each workout should have approximately 6 exercises in it.
The easiest way to create them is using a spreadsheet. Just type in your exercises and fiddle around with them until the workouts are nice and balanced.
Since you are trying to bulk up your legs, you'll want to aim for 6-12 reps of each exercise.
If you haven't done leg exercises for a while, just do 1 set to start off with. As you get stronger over the coming months, keep increasing it up to 3 sets.
The weights you use should be about an 8 out of 10 on the difficulty scale when you're on your final set.
Make sure you schedule in some warmups before you start and some stretching down after you finish. This will keep you injury free and happily progressing forward.
Step 5. Schedule the workouts throughout your week
Depending on how busy you are, you may only fit in 2 workouts per week.
3 is ideal but 2 is okay.
Try to schedule them with 2 days rest in between. This will give your legs enough time to recover between workouts.
As an example, you might plan them for
- Monday, Wednesday, Saturday or
- Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday
Do your workouts as soon as you get up in the morning. This is great for...
- Boosting your metabolism - So you burn more fat throughout the day
- Giving you an energy boost - So you get more done
- Sticking to your program - It's much easier to put off a workout to tomorrow when you do them in the evening.
Step 6. Stick to your plan religiously for at least 3 months
This is probably the hardest part of the plan to bulk up your thin legs. But it is also the most important.
Those chicken legs of yours should start blooming within the first month. But you need to put in decent effort for at least 3 months. This will give you enough time to see some awesome improvements.
And once you've got sexy, toned legs...it's easy to maintain them. You only need to do 1 intense workout per week!
Want Someone To Build A Plan For You?
Yes, creating your plan and then executing it successfully takes a lot of time and effort. And there will be some hiccups along the way - for sure.
But you don't have to do it all by yourself. You can use a pre-made plan developed by personal trainers. That way, all you have to focus on is doing the exercises.
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