Want 10 Slim Leg Exercises? These Slim Leg exercises will get you there in no time at all. Pick a few moves, or try them all to sculpt your butt, hamstrings, quads, thighs, and calves. Do you have any tips for us after readying these slim leg exercises, or did we maybe miss a good exercise? Let us know in a comment!
So for your standing leg lifts, you’re just going to start off standing. You’re going to have all your weight on one leg. You’re going to take your other leg, point the toe and turn that toe out towards the side. So you want to keep the toe 45 degrees. So from here, we’re just going to lift the leg and then lower. You’re just going to take that leg up and down. Up and down. Just like that. So you want to really make sure that your upper body is stable, your abs, you core stays nice and tight, so that as you lift the leg you don’t shift the weight back with that leg, with the leg lift. You want to keep that focus in the legs. So you take that leg up, then just tap it right back down. Take it up and down. You’re really going to feel this in that quad and the inner thigh area here.
Do 10-15 reps, then switch sides and repeat for 1 full set; do 3 sets.
Warrior III Yoga Pose
Yoga Pose: the Warrior 3 is a basic pose, works very well to strengthen your legs and core. Try it out and you know what I mean! This yoga move can tone your legs, and core too.
How to do it: Stand with the feet together, and lift up the left leg with a pointed toe, putting your body weight onto the standing, right leg. Continue to lift your leg and drop the head and torso so they form a straight horizontal line from head to toe with the arms at your sides. Engage your core and make sure the left thigh, hip, and toes are aligned. Remain facing down and keep your back as straight as possible. Ensure your right knee doesn’t lock and center the weight on the middle of the foot. Hold for 5 breaths and then slowly return to standing.
Switch legs and repeat.
This is a perfect move for beginners, and we’re betting you’re sitting on the only equipment you need as you read this. Hint: If you have a chair (and your glutes), you’re good to go.
How to do it: Begin standing with your back to a chair, feet hip-width apart. While keeping your weight centered on your heels, draw in your abs and hinge forward at the hips slowly lowering your butt toward the chair. Pause right before you would sit down and return to standing while keeping the core engaged.
Do 3 sets of 10-15 reps.
This squat incorporates dumbbells and works to tone the thighs.
How to do it: With a 5-pound dumbbell in each hand at your sides, stand with the left foot forward and right foot back in a wide stance. Bend both knees keeping the left knee over your ankle, while lowering the right knee nearly to the floor. Return to standing.
Do 8-10 reps on each side.
Single Leg Lift and Row
This move works more than just the legs; it targets the back, arms, and core in addition to the butt and hamstrings.
How to do it: Begin standing with your left foot in front of the right foot. Hold a 5- to 8-pound dumbbell in the right hand and keep both arms at your sides. Leaning forward, raise the right foot off the ground and bring it straight up to hip level. At the same time, bring the weight toward the ground and then raise it up to hip-level.
Do 12-15 reps on the right side before switching arms and legs to repeat on the left side.
This move works the butt and legs, and though chair is in the title, no equipment or props are needed.
How to do it: Start by standing with feet together. Bend the knees and push the hips back, while making sure the knees stay behind the toes. Lower the thighs until they’re almost parallel with the floor and raise the arms forward and up. Then, rotate the torso to the right side and place the left elbow on the outside of the right knee. Hold for 3 breaths and return to the starting position.
Repeat on the left side to complete one rep; do 3 reps.
Downward Dog Split
Knee Lift-Leg Kick Combo
This move is pretty challenging; if you can’t complete the full amount of recommended reps feel free to do less and work your way up to completing the full set.
How to do it: Lie on your right side with the upper body supported by the right elbow and tricep, which should be flat on the mat at your side. Stack the legs and hip, and bend the knees. Lift the top bent leg, keeping it level, and then lower it. Straighten both legs and let them fall into a small split position (with one leg split over the other). Hover the bottom leg about 1-2 inches from the floor with knees facing forward. Return to starting position to complete one rep.
Low Lunge Hover
This standing move works both the legs and butt.
How to do it: Stand with feet hip-width apart before stepping your right foot back, and lowering into lunge stance with the left knee over the ankle. Bring your arms over your head and hinge forward from the waist. Lower the chest forward toward the thighs as your arms reach forward. Lift the right leg while straightening the left. Hold for 3 breaths before returning to the starting lunge position.
Do 3 reps; switch legs and repeat.
This move works the quads, hamstrings, and glutes.
How to do it Begin with feet shoulder-width apart and the arms at your sides. Take a large step backwards with your left leg and cross it diagonally behind the right leg. Meanwhile, extend your right arm out to the side and swing the left arm across the hips. Hop about 2 feet to the left and come back to the beginning stance.
Repeat with the other leg; that’s one set. Do 3 sets of 20 reps.