OK, I’ll Admit I Want Killer Legs + Here’s How To Get Them
OK, I’ll admit it: I want attractive legs. As much as I love to get all sweaty, running around on the trails out here in Boulder, I want to feel attractive in a short little dress, too. You with me on this one?
Unfortunately, even if you’ve got the most perfect diet, beautiful legs can’t be made in the kitchen. Here are a few tips to get your legs looking wild and hot:
1. Exfoliate and moisturize.
No matter how toned your legs are, if you do not properly exfoliate or moisturize, your legs will look dry. To give them a nice shine, try a coconut, almond, or sesame oil-based body oil or moisturizer.
If you’re using products on your legs, make sure they’re organic and don’t have any synthetic fillers. You don’t want anything unnatural being absorbed into your skin and then worse, your bloodstream! If you want to be more of a detective, find a product that has antioxidants as well to help you properly nourish your skin from the inside out.
2. Practice yoga
Yoga will keep you strong and it definitely helps with flexibility. When your muscles look longer and leaner, your legs are better-looking for sure.
3. Climb some stairs.
You can climb stairs at the gym on the stair climber or you can make it happen outside. Personally, I love going to the local high school football stadium and running the stairs there. One flight is about 60 steps. If you do 2 at a time (meaning 30 steps total), and repeat about 20 times, I guarantee that your bum, quads, thighs, saddlebags, calves and legs will look incredible. (Although you may also be cursing me later!)
4. Run for 20 minutes a day.
Running is a sure way to keep your legs looking toned. Some people can get away with 20 min a day, some need more. If you’re looking for a stronger, athletic look, you probably want to do more.
5. Do some lunges, squats, and kick-backs.
Lunges, squats and kick-backs are the fastest way to keep your thighs and butt from looking like cottage cheese. Without them your muscles are sure sag and atrophy at some point. Not to mention, these exercises will definitely make you stronger. But here’s the good news: all it takes is 3 sets of 15, that is not much.
What do you do to promote good leg health? Are you exercising? Do you have a beauty routine you love? I’d love to hear from you. Please leave your thoughts below!