5 exercises to get your summer toned legs

By Anupriya Khanna

June 13, 2017

Summer is already here and so is the time to rock your favorite shorts. It’s every girl’s desire to flaunt their legs but there are very a few who are blessed with naturally slender legs. No matter you have heavy legs or leaner ones, you still need to tone them up to get that summer friendly shape.

Legs are that part of a woman’s body that appeal to multiple senses i.e. sight and touch. Also, one can easily make out about a woman’s physical strength and physical fitness simply by seeing her legs. So, if you are wondering why you were left unnoticed by that hot fresher guy in college after all that makeup drama, here’s your answer to the same.

To get those luscious and athletic legs, you really need to get started today. Here are some of the exercises that you can try at your home to get your legs in shape.

Lunges help you tighten your leg muscles and efficiently help you strengthen your glutes, hamstrings, quadriceps and calves.  This does not involve lifting heavy weights and can be the perfect way to rest your spine without straining a bit.

How to do:

(Perform 2 to 3 set of lunges, each consisting of 15 to 20 repetitions from each leg.)

Squats are super easy to perform if you follow some of the balancing rules religiously. It helps you improve your flexibility and keeps your knees strong. It not just tones your legs but is also a key to tone down your butt size.

How to do:

(Perform 2 to 3 set of squats, each consisting of 15 to 20 repetitions.)


Calf Raises as the name suggests is a type of strength training exercise meant for your calves. This exercise helps to improve your lower legs and their appearance. If you have strong calf muscles, it is easier for you to jump and run effortlessly. So, the more often you perform this, the more attractive your legs look.

How to do:

(Perform 2 to 3 set of calf raises, each consisting of 20 to 25 repetitions)

Wall sits are easy to understand but hard to perform at the same time. This exercise brings you a quick reality check about your physical strength and stamina to hold your legs in a particular position. It helps you to focus and makes your thighs real strong.  This is the best exercise to learn the art of balancing.

How to do:

(Perform 2 to 3 sets of wall sits.)

Donkey Kicks

Donkey kicks is a major leg strengthening exercise for stronger gluteal muscles. This exercise is exclusively for those girls who want to build a better butt. It helps in making your buttock rounder and firmer than ever. It is scientifically named as quadruped bent-knee hip extension.

How to do:

(Perform 2 to 3 sets of Donkey Kicks, each consisting of 15-20 repetitions from each leg.)