How to get toned legs
Before you hit the treadmill (again), consider these lesser known corners of the gym to max your sweat sessions
YOU WANT: Hot, defined, lean legs
GO TO: 45-degree leg press
The 45-degree leg press comes in handy for creating lean, strong legs. Set your weight up at a level that will allow you to complete 12 reps – your legs are generally the strongest part of your body, so aim for a minimum of 40kg. As you go, add enough weight so you find the last three reps tough but manageable.
Sit in the seat area and place your feet hip-distance apart. The machine works on lock system so you will need to push through your feet slightly to release the lock (handle is generally by your right hand). Extend your legs, pushing through the heels, hold for two seconds, then begin to bring the legs back to the start position. Rest for 30 seconds to a minute between sets.
SETS ‘N REPS 3 to 4 x 12, resting for 30 to 60 seconds between sets
Don’t forget to lock the press on your last rep.