Toned calf muscles look absolutely FANTASTIC and one of the great things about the lower legs is that they are quite easy to tone up and you do not need any fancy equipment. Let’s take a look at a very simple, yet very effective, 7 minute calf toning workout!
7 Minute Sexy Calf Workout
The calf toning routine below can be done in only 7 minutes and aim for 3-4 times per week. The great thing about the routine is that you don’t count repetitions – just go for the time given and do as many of each exercise as you can. Cycle through the routine 2 times each workout, for a total of 7 minutes of calf toning!
Plie Squat With Calf Raise
Start with legs wide apart, toes pointing slightly out and heels flat on the ground. Lift your heels up of the ground so that you are on your tippy toes and then come back down until your heels touch the ground again. Repeat for 45 seconds, don’t worry about counting repetitions. this will help tone your calf muscles but also is great for balance along with upper leg and but toning as those muscles are constantly working throughout!
Wall Sit Plie Squat With Calf Raise!
A variation of the exercise above, this exercise is also great for improving the shape, tone and stamina of all leg muscles, not just the calves! Assume the wall squat position with heels flat on the ground. Lift your heels up of the ground so that you are on your tippy toes and then come back down until your heels touch the ground again. Repeat for 45 seconds, don’t worry about counting repetitions.
This exercise can be done with or without holding dumbbells (the dumbbells just create some extra resistance and make it a bit harder). Starting with feet flat on the ground, next go up onto your toes as steady as you can, then lower back down until heels are flat. Repeat for 45 seconds, don’t worry about counting repetitions.
The great thing about skipping is that it’s actually quite fun, but you’re getting a great toning workout whilst also getting in some cardio work at the same time. If you haven’t skipped for a while it can take a bit of practice to get the rhythm, but aim for 1 minute of skipping to start with. Can’t skip? No problems, just jog or do little jumps on the spot!
There you have it – 4 exercises for super sexy calves and lower leg muscles in no time flat!
Source: up coming health