Many people may think that getting skinny legs in two weeks is as easy as going on a diet and exercising. However, dieting and exercising do not spot-reduce. You will end up losing weight all over your body or in places you don't need or want to lose weight. The best way to get quick results and skinny legs is to focus on toning the legs and increasing their muscle mass. Because muscle takes up less space than fat, your legs will automatically appear skinnier and fit into a smaller size.
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Things you need
- Gym membership or home workout equipment
Set realistic goals. You want a body that is well-proportioned. Don't aim to get Twiggy-style legs when the rest of your body is medium-sized.
Realise that in order to get skinny legs in two weeks, you will have to be very disciplined and consistent when it comes to your nutrition and exercise routine. Straying from your regimen will not give you the desired results in two weeks.
Incorporate a healthy diet that exists of 40-percent carbohydrates, 40-percent protein and 20-percent fat. Don't fall for restrictive fad diets that leave you tired and unmotivated.
Eat small healthy meals, five to six times per day to keep your metabolism and energy level up. Eating frequently will also keep you from feeling hungry and overeating. Stick with this eating pattern over the whole two weeks.
Join a gym so you have access to both cardiovascular and weightlifting equipment. If needed, you can get a trainer to help introduce you to the equipment in the gym. Some gyms have trial memberships where you can exercise, free of charge for a set period of time. You can also inquire about daily, weekly, monthly and yearly memberships.
Do 30 to 45 minutes of cardiovascular exercise, five days a week for both weeks. Working out on the elliptical machine, treadmill or stationary bike are all acceptable forms of cardiovascular exercise that get the heart rate going and focus on the legs.
Add 30 minutes of weight training to your daily routine, five days a week for both weeks. Even though spot-reduction is not possible, you should still focus on the leg muscles. Do this by using machines like the thigh abductor, which focuses on the inner and outer thigh area.
Listen to your body. If your body feels sore and tired, it is time to let it recover by taking a day off from your exercise routine. Skipping a day will not affect your result, it will heal the muscles so that the next time you exercise, you can use them to their full ability. If you work out five days a week, for two weeks, you will have four days left. Make these four rest days, and split them up over the two weeks.
Mix up your workout routine by incorporating a Pilates or Yoga class. These classes both focus on flexibility and stretching. They will help give your legs a long and lean shape.
Make exercising and eating a healthy diet part of your lifestyle. If you stop your routine after two weeks the muscle mass that you have built up will shrink and legs may be prone to gain cellulite and will look less toned.
Tips and warnings
- The colour black has a visually slimming effect. Wear black trousers to make legs appear skinnier.
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