6 Exercises for Fighting Flabby Legs

· September 5, 2016
For good results, it's best to be consistent when doing these leg exercises, as this is the only way you'll successfully tone flabby legs.

Legs are one of a woman’s physically attractive qualities, that we all want to keep in perfect condition.

But because of continual hormone changes, poor diets, and being sedentary, it’s normal for them to lose their firmness over time.

This is a common problem especially after the age of 30, although being overweight and having bad habits could cause this to happen at earlier ages.

This doesn’t necessarily represent a health problem, but people that do have flabby legs can lose self-esteem and the confidence to comfortably wear certain types of clothing.

What some people don’t know is that there are effective ways of reversing this, especially when the flaccidity is present in the epidermic tissue, not in the muscle mass.

One of the most effective methods is to continually do physical exercise.  When you move your muscles and activate your circulation, you increase firmness in the legs, keeping them in shape. 

But best of all is that you don’t need to go to a gym to benefit from this. Just a few home activities can be used to establish an exercise routine to work these muscles every day, in just a short amount of time.

Below, we are going to share with you the 6 best ways to start getting firm, strong legs.

Go ahead and try them!

1. Fight flabby legs with squats


Classic squats continue to be number one on the list of best exercises for strengthening and toning the legs and glutes.

These work the lower part of the body and are useful for burning calories and increasing muscle mass.

How to do them

  • Stand with your back straight, separate your legs 20 cm apart, and squat until your thighs are parallel to the ground.
  • Slowly return to your starting position.  Do 3 sets of 20 reps.
  • If you like, you can make them harder by adding weights or increasing the number of reps.

2. Lunges


Lunges are great for increasing flexibility and firmness in the quadriceps and glutes.

This exercise is more demanding than the previous exercise, and over time it will help tone flabby legs.

How to do them

  • Stand with your feet hip’s distance apart.  Then take a breath in, and move one foot forward.
  • The back foot shoot be balanced on the ball of the foot, while bending your knee in the same direction of your body.
  • Keep your back straight, and make sure your front knee doesn’t bend more than 90 degrees, or move past your toe.
  • Lower your body until the front leg thigh is parallel to the ground.
  • Return to your starting position, squeezing the muscles in your legs, without bending your torso.
  • Do 3 sets of 20 reps.

3. Sumo squats

overhead squats

Sumo squats are a variant of classic squats and they’re great for strengthening the external part of the glutes and hips.

Focus on working the inside of each leg, focusing on the abductors and hamstrings.

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How to do them

  • Stand with your legs shoulder width apart.  Move your weight forward onto your toes, looking forward.
  • Squat without bending your torso or curving your back.
  • Lower while bending your legs, keeping your core tight.
  • Make sure that your knees don’t go past your toes, then return to starting position.
  • Do 3 sets of 20 reps.

4. Leg lifts 

leg extensions

Leg lift exercises are useful for working the quadriceps and abs. There are a lot of variations you can do, but below we are going to suggest some very simple ones.

How to do them

  • Lay down on an exercise mat, with your arms reaching resting on the ground to your sides.
  • Raise your legs, making a 90-degree angle with your body.
  • Hold your legs in the lifted position for five seconds, then carefully lower them.
  • Do 20 reps.

5. Bridge

weighted bridge

Bridge, or pelvis lifts, are a great activity to work the legs, glutes and abs.

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How to do it

  • Lay down face up on an exercise mat, with your legs slightly separated and your knees bent.
  • Lift your pelvis to the ceiling, using your forearms, which are resting on the floor.
  • Hold the position for a few seconds, then carefully lower.  Do not rest your glutes on the floor.
  • Repeat 15 times.

6. Heel lifts

heel lifts

Heel lifts are great for strengthening the calves and reducing flabbiness.

How to do them

  • Stand on the tips of your toes, and then return to normal standing position.
  • Repeat this movement 20 times, then stretch.

So get motivated to do this short routine every day and slowly, you’ll see toned, stronger legs. But do know that this is a slow process and it will only work with continued practice.