Well-trained legs give you a strong back and core Picture: Pexels
Well-trained legs give you a strong back and core Picture: Pexels

Summer body ready? Try these 3 exercises for toned, strong legs

By Viwe Ndongeni- Ntlebi Time of article published Nov 6, 2019

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Summer is here. Well, technically it starts in December, but it feels like summer already because of the warmer days.  

A change of wardrobe should be underway. And if you haven't started digging out the shorts and skirts yet, you better get to it.

Experts says well-trained legs not only give you a strong back and core, but they also provide you with the stability you need for good running form. 

Your leg muscles are the biggest muscle group in your body. The more you train them, the more energy is needed to move them.

If your not confident to show off your legs, these are the exercises that you should be doing to ensure that your pins are in tip-top shape.

These exercises can tighten and tone your legs, from butt to ankles and everything in between.


Lunges work your thighs, butt, and abs. This move uses both legs at the same time, making it a great exercise for strong legs.  Lunges are unilateral exercises, meaning that they train one side of your body independently from the other.

Plank leg lifts

Regular planks target the upper body, core, and hips. You can add leg lifts to strengthen your butt and upper legs. This fat burn exercise  also targets your glutes and thighs.


The bridge tones your hips, thighs, butt, and core. To make it harder, wrap a resistance band around your thighs. 

Tip: Aim for two sets of ten bridges, two to three times a week, either as part of a wider bodyweight workout or on their own,

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