How to get sexy legs and a tight butt at home – Part 1

This is PART 1 of a 3 PART Series – PART 2, PART 3.

Every woman wants to have sexy legs

And, many women cannot afford to go to the gym. Here are some tips and exercises that will allow you to slim down and tone up your legs right from your own home. This will be a three part series looking at how to get sexy legs right in your own home. It ain’t that hard!

Workout principles behind getting sexy legs and a tight butt

Some women may have a different opinion on what sexy legs are but if its anything like the normal opinion I get in my emails all the time then you are probably trying to get legs that:

  • are thin;
  • are smooth;
  • are firm;
  • are slightly tanned;
  • are slightly muscular to avoid that catwalk model look

In order to get any/all of these things you need a few elements. And, really, it is like any body part that you want to tone or shape up a little bit. You need:

  • to lose weight off of your entire body;
  • to build muscle on the desired area;
  • to balance that muscle development with other muscle groups so you don’t look top/bottom heavy;
  • to take care of your skin and internal environment so that you have a natural glow.

And, taking the lists one step further, to get these things you really only need two elements;

  1. A well designed exercise program that focusses on the right exercises and the proper technique and includes both weight training and cardio;
  2. A perfect diet that not only allows you to lose weight but also gain muscle and keep your insides fresh and happy.

So, in this post I will look at all the pieces of equipment you will need at home in order to perform these effective workouts as well as looking at why technique is of utmost importance.

Equipment you will need for a home legs and butt workout

There are not many pieces of equipment you will need for this workout. I often perform it myself without anything but my own body.

However, some small bits and pieces will enhance the workout making it slightly better – espeically for those who are experienced leg and butt trainers!

You might need:

  • a step where you can lower your heels off of the edge;
  • a light bar bell or some semi-heavy dumb bells;
  • a higher step about three feet high that is very stable;
  • some stairs or a steep hill somewhere near your home.

If you can get any of these things it will be helpful but like I said, it isn’t necessary.

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Why technique is the most important thing when exercising the legs

Leg training can lead to injured knees, ankles, hips and backs if it is done poorly. I have, myself, injured my knees pumping out hundreds of jumping squats and I know at least one of my loyal readers (you know who you are!) who has hurt their knee doing weights lunges.

If you want to make progress with your muscle development and muscle toning then technique needs to become your best friend. Ask any professional sports player, martial artist… anyone who does something well for that matter and they will tell you that the basic technique is the most important thing. And, if they don’t tell you that then they are cheating!

Weight training and bodybuilding is exactly the same. If you have a perfect technique you will make progress so much quicker than if you use lots of weight or do lots of repetitions with poor technique.

The reason is quite simple. Weight training exercises are designed to isolate or stress one or two particular muscles. You need to keep the motion and the form tight throughout the whole motion if you are to stress that muscle sufficiently. If you start speeding things up or cheating then you take the emphasis off of the targetted muscle and shift it elsewhere. This is defeating the purpose of weight training so don’t do it!

Conclusion
In part two I will look at the actual exercises that we will use to create very sexy legs and a very tight butt right in your very own home. I promise that these exercises are effective – I used them with much success for many years.

About Katie

Katie has transformed her body from a flabby 186lbs, to a fit & toned 124 pounds through healthy diet and exercise. Katie joined the Lean Curves team in 2007 and has posted hundreds of articles on fitness, fat loss and healthy eating.

Comments

  1. Jen says:

    Excellent series. Love the jumping squats.

  2. habiba says:

    i want to make my legs slimmer can you please help me regarding it if will be thankfull if you sugest mae some good exercises

    thanks

  3. LOUISE FORSTER says:

    Hi
    I have always wanted slimmer calfs but i have done some serious training in the past that has given me quite big calfs and chunky knees (which i hate).
    So can you please give me some exercise to make my calfs slimmer and my knee not chunky.
    Iv got an ok pair of legs apart from celulite and my chunky knees.
    Pleas help.
    Louise

  4. xxx says:

    Hello

    I really want to make my legs look slimmer and healther because i would like to show them off every once and a while they are to Chubby for my liking.
    Can you Give Me Some Good Exercises to make them look better.

    Thank You

  5. Bhevz says:

    hi
    can you give me some tips on how to make my legs look slimmer and firm?
    Thank You

  6. nicky says:

    hello

    how can i make my thin body to become a sexy body….?

    thank you so much…..^_^……

  7. Marian says:

    My legs have always been large, but the lower area of my legs have become skinny. I am worried. Is this normal?

  8. devika says:

    hiiiiiiiiiiiii.
    i want to look my legs sexy n slimmer plz tel me some trick to do so….thanxxxxxxx

  9. jessica says:

    i dont need this i love my legs so sexy and men always staring:D:D

  10. sakina says:

    hey,
    Can u please give me some advise on making my lower body slimmer.
    thanx

  11. nice says:

    please help me..i cant show my legs to anyone…it feels like disaster,,,im more like a guys legs have..i afraid that my boyfriend well eludes just because i have a bad legs..its really my frustration to have a nice legs…i cant wear anything i want….my upper part of the legs is thin and the lower part is big..its really to show…please help me…

  12. holy says:

    how can i dispose of acnes in my butt

  13. Sarinah says:

    hae,
    can u plz give me some advise on making my thighs and butt tighter.
    Thanks.

  14. lyn says:

    hi i am just thin although i have a big muscle on my legs how can i rid of that,, cant wear shorts or even leggings please help,,tnx

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