The weather is finally warming up here on Long Island, and Memorial Day is only about a month away! Whether you plan to hit the beach in celebration or not, a trip to the sandy shore is inevitable at some point this summer — that means the time to get those legs in shape is now! Lucky for you, we’ve brought you five of the best exercises to help you achieve beach ready legs in no time.
- Wall Sits – Tighten up those thighs with the ultimate test of stamina, the simple but strenuous wall sit. Just squat down with your back against a wall, and your thighs parallel to the ground with your legs making a 90 degree angle. Once in place, alternate lifting each leg for 30 seconds at a time.
- Leg Curls – Lie on one side and prop your torso up onto your arm. Start with your legs stacked and then lift the top one, circling it forward in the air for 30 seconds. Then, switch sides and repeat. For added resistance, consider using a set of ankle weights.
- On-Leg Squat – Build muscle and perfect your balance with this easy move. With your arms extended out in front of you, lift your right leg forward in the air. Slowly bend your left leg and squat downward as far as you can — keeping your right leg as straight as possible. Pause, then slowly bring yourself back up. Perform these steps for 60 seconds on this side, then switch and repeat.
If you want more good exercise tips to get your legs in shape before the first beach day,click here! And remember, Island Vein Specialists is here to help you reduce the appearance of unsightly spider and varicose veins as well.