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6 Leg Toning Exercises You Can Do At Home - Leg Workouts Without Weights!

Exercises For Joints Control And Strengthening Knee
Stretching exercises for legs
Malavika Kanoria

Which is that one part of your body that you look at inevitably? Kudos to those who guessed it right, your legs!

The day you start working out, you get obsessed with your legs. So much so that you somehow make it to the leg workout session, no matter how much you hate it. But the main struggle begins when you have to tone your legs.

The process is slow and the results are not easily visible. Those are two reasons that can lead to, you losing your energy and falling short of the required motivation. But do remember that toning your legs may be slow, but once you see the results, you will realize that it was completely worth it.

Toning your leg does not indirectly come with losing overall body fat. There are some specific exercises to help you with this. Definitely, cardio exercises like walking, running, swimming, cycling, skipping rope etc. can all help and facilitate it. Compliment it with these leg toning exercises and you will see astonishing results.

So let us get started with leg workout tips that will help you tone your legs!


Exercise #1

Front Lunge Hover

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Instructions:

Step 1: Stand with your feet apart.

Step 2: Step your left feet back and come in the lunge position. Your right knee should be above your right ankle.

Step 3: Extend your arms over your head and bend forward from your waist. You need to lower your chest and shoulder towards the floor, keeping your arms extended all the way. They will bend forward as you hinge. Simultaneously, lift your left leg and straighten your right leg, with a slight bend, as you do it.

Step 4: Hold for 5 seconds and return to the starting position.

Important Tip: Do 5 reps on one side and repeat for the other side after a 15 seconds break.

Next up: Plie Squat Calf Raise

Exercise #2

Plie Squat Calf Raise

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Instructions:

Step 1: Stand with your feet a little wider than your shoulder width. Your toes have to point out. Place your hands on your hips or extend it in front of you.

Step 2: Squat down to the extent that your thighs are parallel to the ground. Keep your back straight.

Step 3: While being bent down, lift your heels off the floor and hold for 2-3 seconds. Engage your calf in the process.

Step 4: Lower it and repeat.

Important Tip: Do 2 sets with 7-8 reps each.

Also, read 5 Effective Squat Exercises That'll Shape Up Your Butt.

Next up: Three Way Lunge

Exercise #3

Three Way Lunge

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Instructions:

Step 1: Stand with your feet hip-width apart. Keep your hands in front of your chest.

Step 2: Lunge forward with your right leg and return to the initial position.

Step 3: Now lunge sideways, with your right leg out towards your right and bend your right knee at a right angle. Return to the initial position.

Step 4: Now, lunge backwards with your right leg. Return back. This completes 1 rep for your right side. Do the same for your left side to complete a set.

Important Tip: Do 15 sets of this exercise. You can also do this leg workout at home.

Next up: Inner Thigh Blaster

Exercise #4

Inner Thigh Blaster

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Instructions:

Step 1: Stand at an arms distance from a chair and hold it with your left hand. Your feet have to be hip-width apart. The chair is to help you balance yourself.

Step 2: Place a pillow or an exercise ball between your inner thighs.

Step 3: Place your right hand on your hip and lift your heels off the floor and get on your toes.

Step 4: Bend your knees and lower your body, while pressing your thighs to hold the ball in position. Your upper body must be straight and aligned. You can go 1-2 inches low.

Step 5: Get back up and repeat.

Important Tip: Do 2 sets of 10 reps.

Also, read 6 Easy & Effective Thigh Workouts To Burn Fat and Have Strong Legs.

Next up: Glutes Bridges

Exercise #5

Glutes Bridges

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Instructions:

Step 1: Lie on the ground and keep your hands by your side. Bend your knees such that your feet are flat on the ground. They should be shoulder width apart.

Step 2: Push through your heels and lift your hips off the ground. Align your body so as to make a straight line from your knees to your shoulder.

Step 3: Get back down to the initial position and repeat.

Important Tip: Do 2 sets of this exercise with 10 reps each.

Next up: Downward Dog

Exercise #6

Downward Dog

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Instructions:

Step 1: Get on all your fours and make an inverted V.

Step 2: Lift your hips towards the ceiling and straighten your legs. Balance on your palms and feet.

Step 3: Now, slowly lift one leg off the floor and take it as high as possible. Remember to keep it straight at all times.

Step 4: Lower it and bend your knee to bring it close to your chest. Extend it back and repeat. Complete this leg's set and repeat with the other leg.

Important Tip: Do 2 sets with 8-10 reps each. Take a 30-second break in the middle.

Edited by Amar Anand

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