How to get Legs like a Dancer - Exercises for Long Lean Legs

How to get Legs like a Dancer - Exercises for Long Lean Legs

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This lower body workout is a combination of Pilates moves and bodyweight exercises to help you get long lean legs like a dancer. This is a compilation of the best thigh slimming exercises that you can do at home with no equipment.

These moves actually consist of building muscle within the legs. Many women shy away from this because they don’t want to “bulk up” but it’s virtually impossible unless they are going way out of the way to intentionally build size (i.e. loading up with supplements, or doing the exercises with very heavy weights).

If you do these on a regular basis, you will notice a change in your body shape. In addition, if you eat right and maintain a healthy regime of cardio training, you will start to get lean, athletic legs.

How to do this workout
Start with at least 15 minutes of cardio to help prevent strains and injuries. Do each exercise for 15 repetitions. Do the entire lower body routine three times through, three times a week in order to see results.

Lateral Jumps

Pilates Kneeling Side Leg Raise

Sumo Squat

Pilates Kneeling Rear Leg Raise

Jumping Squats

Lunge with Rear Leg Raise

Ice Skaters

Another way to get leaner thighs like a dancer is to dance! Dance is fantastic for toning and it burns a lot of calories. The plus side is that if you find a way to do it that you find enjoyable, you wont feel as though you are working out at all, which makes it easier to do for extended periods of time and easier to stick to a regular schedule of doing it.

Put on some comfortable clothes, draw the shades, find some music that you enjoy and just start dancing. Dancing around the house like a fool can burn between 300 and 400 calories an hour; more than you would burn if you went on a walk for the same amount of time. Not only will you burn calories, you will also relieve stress (likely from laughing at yourself).