Tip 2: Tone Up
“The number one tip for sexy legs is having toned, fit legs,” says Wolfer. And while we agree with her, toning is definitely easier said than done, especially for women with jam-packed schedules. That’s why Wolfer suggests toning gear that does all the work for you.
“Toning gear that helps you get fit throughout the day and boosts your workouts while at the gym is bigger now than ever before! Reebok has the most reliable toning sneakers, Reebok EasyTone Reenew ($99.99, reebok.com), that engage your glutes, quads and core up to 30 percent by decreasing stability and increasing burn,” says Wolfer. “They now they have Reebok Toning Pants ($70, reebok.com) too with resistance band technology to get you fit faster – even if you don’t step foot in the gym.”
Tip 3: Work ’em Out
As always, for legs that really stand out, you’re going to have to work for them. Here are some of Wolfer’s favorite moves to incorporate into your workout for a booty and legs to die for:
Squat. “Begin standing with your feet hip-width apart and your toes pointing straight in front of you. The key is to keep your knees in line with your ankles and your weight on your heels as you bend at the knees, not at the waist, like you’re sitting in a chair. If you look down, you should be able to see and wiggle your toes throughout the execution of a squat. If you can’t see your toes, you need to sit back further during the implementation of the squat. If you have a full-length mirror handy, go ahead and check yourself out! If you’re having trouble, start standing against a wall with a burst resistant exercise ball behind your back.”
Split Squat. “Stand with your back to a chair and rest the toes of one foot up on the chair. Then, squat with the leg that’s on the ground, making sure to keep the bended knee behind your foot (you may need to adjust your distance from the chair to get to a desired position). Repeat 12-15 times and switch legs.”
Kickbacks. “While standing, use your hands to lean into a wall and kick one leg up behind you, raising your heel towards the ceiling. Focus on the glute of that leg as you raise your leg and then bring it back down.”
Calf Raises. “While standing, rise up onto the tip of your toes and lower back down to a flat footed position. Do this first with your feet parallel and together, then with your heels together and toes apart, and finally, with feet hip-width apart to target different areas of your calf muscles.”
Now, you’ll be ready to show off those sexy legs all spring and summer long!
For more expert tips from Alexis Wolfer, visit TheBeautyBean.com.
Faye Brennan is assistant editor at BettyConfidential.