You know the feeling… you wake up and stumble to the kitchen to make a coffee, thinking about work already, and then you decide you just don’t have the time to fit in a workout.
But what if I told you that we have some fast legs exercises that will completely change the way your body looks?
Try one of these, and let us know if you can do any of these in less than 10 minutes!
Fast Legs Exercises For Weight Loss
1. Up In The Air
This exercise will require a mat, some energizing music and a comfortable outfit. You will be doing most of it lying on your back and I will tell you why it’s so effective. But first, here’s how it’s done:
You lie on your back, and bring your legs straight up. Your body should form the shape of the letter L. Keep your hands on the floor, palms-down, close to your body. Then suck your stomach in a little to engage your core (you’re going to need this so don’t skip this step), then bring your legs outwards as much as you can, then back in.
How much: Do 2 sets of 30 repetitions.
This will work as a good warm-up both for your legs (to get ready for the following exercises) and for your abs and lower back.
2. Down On The Ground
You knew this was coming… SQUAT TIME!
Squats are some of the most effective exercises for burning fat because they engage some of the biggest muscles in our body (which obviously burn more fat when they are used). We have 3 types of squats:
- Jump squats- lower your body and then jump up into the air, landing on the balls of your feet. This is one repetitions.
- Half squats- you only lower yourself until you’re almost parallel to the ground then back up. This is a speed exercise so use it as cardio and do it fast-fast-fast!
- Ass to grass- these are the hardest. Lower your body as much as you can, hold the position for about 1 second, then lift yourself back up. Make sure your back is straight at all times (no point hunching just to try to get lower), and try to get your butt as close to the floor as possible so that you activate your glutes and get a nice round behind.
How much: Do 10 jump squats, 10 half squats and 5 ass to grass squats, without taking a break between them. Repeat this 3 times, with a small break between sets if your legs are feeling tired.
3. Jumping Jacks
OK these are easy, any 3rd grader knows how to do them. But did you know that jumping jacks can burn as many calories as running? It’s an easy fun exercise that works your legs but also your arms.
How much: Do 100 jumping jacks, and split it into 2 sets of 50 if you get tired.
In order to complete these fast legs exercises, complete this circuit 4 times for best results.
Remember, it’s a time challenge! Let us know in the comments below if you manage to do this in less than 10 minutes!