The Top 3 Exercises to Look Great in Shorts This Summer
When Summer comes around again, so does the opportunity to start wearing nice clothes and shorts, meaning the opportunity to flaunt your legs is once again possible. However, sometimes shorts can be quite difficult to get into when you haven’t been working out for a while, and many women even fear to wear them altogether due to feeling self-conscious of their legs and thighs. We believe all women are beautiful no matter their size, and with a little exercise, they can not only start to feel better themselves but look it too!
In order to be short-ready in no time, the best exercises to follow are the muscle-related ones, and toning is a good way to start. Running is a good sport which does the trick, but if running is not your thing, then lifting weights is another way this can be done. Diet and cardio exercises will help you lose more fat, but if it’s healthier, toned legs you are looking for? Then weights are what will help you do just that!
Therefore, if you are looking for ways to get your short-ready self out there, then these 3 exercises are great for getting you back in shape and short-ready this Summer!
Lunges are a great way to train your legs and get them into shape and there are a number of different variations that exist. Doing sets of lunges with weights in your hands will also help speed up the results. Start by standing with your feet together and then step forward with your preferred leg. Then while keeping the upper body completely straight, lower the hips towards the floor by bending the legs downwards. The knee at the back should bend slightly, but not so much that it touches the floor. Then begin by pushing off with the opposite foot and bring it back to the original starting position. Repeating this exercise around 20 times is recommended. This will help target your glutes and quads.
Squats are great for getting those legs in shape and anyone can do them! This is probably one of the easiest exercises to do and it doesn’t require too much effort. If you want faster results, then it is recommended to use kettlebells in order to add a little weight into the mix. Start with your feet apart and whilst holding the kettlebell ahead of you, stand straight and bend down as if about to sit on a chair before raising back up. Do this exercise for around 15 reps, the more you do the more you burn!
To really work those inner thighs, by spreading your feet wider apart and bending in this fashion, all pressure goes on to the thighs, and they are being completely worked doing this. The only difference in this position is the hands are kept towards the chest and weights too if being used. There are also other variations of the squat exercise out there, so by trying a few, you can find out which one really works for you.
This is one hip raising workout in itself, and will really work your glutes. Again it’s recommended to use a pair of dumbbells during this exercise to quicken up the results. Start by lying flat on your back with feet flat on the floor. Then taking the dumbbells in each hand, raise your lower body up as high as it can go and then push your arms straight up towards the sky. Bring the arms down and then lower the torso to rest for a few seconds. Then repeat the whole process for another 25 times and you are on your way to better legs (and waist). This is an easy exercise that anyone can do and definitely works!
So there you have it, 3 proven exercises which will get your legs short-ready for Summer! There are also a number of machines which you can use in the gym specifically for working out the legs. The weightlifter and rowing machine would be two good options to go with. These exercises, however, can be carried out almost anywhere and even in the comfort of your own home.