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5 simple but effective exercises for legs you should try today

Want sexy, sculpted, lean legs fast? Maybe you are just tired of the same old squats and lunges in your daily leg routines that don’t quite give you the results you want? Well, the secret to strong, sexy legs lies in special exercises for legs that use slow movements that deliberately fatigue the muscles and tone your lower half. Here are five simple but effective leg workouts you should try today.

Quick leg workouts

Most of these simple but effective exercises for legs make use of dumbbells.

1. Farmer's Walk on Toes

Hold a pair of dumbbells at arm’s length. Raise your heels and walk forward for about 60 seconds. You may alter your movements by walking in a circle with the dumbbells stretched at your sides at arm’s length.

2. Dumbbell Split Jump

In this exercise, hold a pair of dumbbells at arm’s length next to your sides. Make sure you are standing in a staggered stance with your left foot in front of your right and your palms facing each other. Lower your body slowly into a split squat. Jump with both feet off the floor and quickly switch direction. Repeat the movement, alternating the legs with each jump.

3. Goblet Squat

Hold a dumbbell out in front of your body with both hands cupping the head of the dumbbell like a heavy weight. Lower your body to the floor as far as you can by pushing your hips back and bending your knees. Pause when you are as far down as possible. Push yourself back up to standing position. Repeat movements.

4. Reverse Dumbbell Box Lunge

In this exercise, you will do a reverse dumbbell box lung with a forward reach.

Stand on a 6-inch box or step. Hold a pair of light dumbbells at your sides. Step backward in a lunge stance with your right leg as you lean forward at your hips and reach toward your feet. Reverse the movement and return to your start position. Repeat with the other foot.

5. Pistol Squat

This last of our simple exercises for legs does not use dumbbells but is effective just the same.

Stand upright with your arms stretched out in front of your body. Make sure your outstretched arms are parallel to the floor. Raise your right leg off the floor and hold it there. Push your hips back and lower your upper body as far down as you can. Pause when you are far enough down and then push your body back up to starting position. Repeat the movement with your left leg raised off the floor.

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