Get Lean Legs – Walking is GOOD for you!
Get Lean Legs
YOUR DAILY FIT TIP
By Jorge Cruise
Published April 14, 2014
Your legs house some of the largest and most powerful muscle groups in your entire body. And the bigger the muscle, the more calories you burn when you exercise them.
Your quadriceps are composed of four muscles that run along the top of your leg from your hip to your knee. These muscles are what help you lift your upper leg at the hip, and they also help you straighten your entire leg at the knee.
Along the back of your thighs are the three muscles that make up the hamstrings. These help you bend your leg at the knee. In your buttocks, there’s the gluteus maximus, which works with your hamstrings to lift your leg back behind your torso.
Why do you need to know all this? Because every time you lift, bend or otherwise move your legs, you’re toning these muscles.
Exercising these muscle groups will help smooth out your thighs, reduce the appearance of cellulite, lift your butt cheeks, and provide separation between your thighs and butt.