Regularly hitting the gym and exercising with all the machinery paying sky-rocketing charges is not the only way to achieve well sculpted toned legs. There are plenty of other effective exercises which you can conveniently do at home and achieve your goal. Here we have explained how to do 7 of those effective exercises along with their benefits on your lower body.

Who doesn’t like flaunting strong-toned legs? Everyone does! And if you think the only way to get them is by hitting the gym and exercising with all those heavy equipment then you’re wrong. There are plenty of other exercises which you can conveniently do at home and achieve sculpted legs!

1. Body weight Squats

Stand with your legs slightly apart and put your weight in your heels Pivot forward and sit your butt back into a squat. Bend your knees until your thighs are parallel to the ground.

Put your weight on the heels and drive back up straight. Squash your hips and keep your core strengthened. Do three sets of 20-25 repetitions.

Benefits: It toughens your legs and the ligaments in your knees.

2. Lunges

Begin by standing straight with your hands on your hips.

Take a large step forward while bending your body and at the knees until your front thing is parallel to the ground. Balance your body and make sure that your other knee does not touch the ground.

Also keep in mind to position your front knee behind your toes throughout the exercise. Straighten up in you starting position and repeat with the other leg.

Complete 3 steps of 15-20 repetitions.

Benefits: They efficiently work your glutes and quadriceps and also heal your cramps.

3. Squat jumps

Stand with your legs slightly apart and put your weight in your heels Pivot forward and sit your butt back into a squat. Bend your knees until your thighs are parallel to the ground.

Jump as high as you can and straighten your legs in the air.  Land on your feet softly and directly go back into another squat.

Benefits: It help tone the calves, glutes, hamstrings, core and quadriceps

4. Single leg calf-raises

Begin by standing straight with legs hip-width apart. Raise your left leg high until it is parallel to your hips. Make sure to keep your core uptight, legs pointed and hands either on the waist or behind the head.

Raise your right heel off the floor and balance your body. Hold for 3 second. Repeat with the other leg.

Benefits: It strengthen the calf muscles and toughens the leg.

5. Side leg raises

Lie down on your side and keep both legs straight slanted onto each other. Lift your torso up with your forearm or flat on the mat/floor. Lift your top leg from your butt and not the lower back, towards the ceiling. Return to the relaxing position and repeat on the other side. Repeat at least 5 times on each side.

Benefits: It works on your hips and thighs and help sculpt them

6. High Knee toe taps

Stand facing a chair or box and put your hands on your hips or on the sides. Tap one foot on the chair, swap legs and quickly put the other one. Make sure to do at least 100 jumps. Keep your chest lifted and back straight during the exercise.

Benefits: It is basically a warm-up exercise but works exceptionally well in strengthening your mid-section.

7. Side Lunges

Stand with your feet hip-width apart. Take a big step towards any of the sides and bent on one knew completely towards the side keeping the other leg straight. Straighten your back and core and come back to the original position. Repeat on the other side.

Perform at least 10 sets.

Benefits: Side lunges work on your muscles and ligaments and help stretch and tone them.