Top 6 Exercises to firm your Lower Body.

October 20, 2006

One of the biggest concerns for woman is trimming and toning their lower half. Naturally, women are more pre-dispositioned to carry extra fat in these areas, therefore, your genetics and body composition will determine how much you can change the shape of your figure.

There is no such thing as ‘spot training’ – however, there is something called building muscle in areas that you challenge. Muscle not only speeds up your metabolism but gives your body more shape and definition.

Below are the top 6 exercises I suggest anyone should use when performing a lower body day. If you want to build size and strength focus on smaller reps and added resistance. If your goal is to tone up without building too much size, focus on higher reps and shorter break times. Because I have naturally athletic legs I don’t usually add extra weight to my leg days since I tone them when I perform much of my cardio activity.

The key to performing these exercises is to focus on your form. Make sure you are pushing through your heels and not allowing your knees to ever move past your ankles (think 90 degrees) Don’t forget to exhale during the hardest movement and focus on completing each set with precision.

Click on the exercise to for complete instruction on how to perform the exercise.

1. Lunges

2. Squats

3. Doggie Lifts

4. Step Ups

5. Deadlifts

6. Cable Kickbacks

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