With the end of summer and the consequent resumption of all activities, it is the desire of many to start training again and recover physical form. On the other hand, during the summer holidays it is very common to let yourself go a little and no longer respect your usual food program. For this reason, the months of September and October are for many the period in which we start to be careful again. In order to lose the excess pounds and look good and fit again in front of the mirror.
To achieve the goals we set ourselves in relation to our physical form, as we know, several factors are fundamental. The first is undoubtedly related to the food diet. In fact, without a healthy diet it will be difficult to obtain the desired results. The second, on the other hand, has to do with the type of training and the exercises that take place during the week. Or, in the case of people who are already very trained, on a daily basis.
There are many exercises that can help us lose weight and stay fit. One of the most recommended is undoubtedly the brisk walk. For which it is always important to try to change routes and integrate both climbs and descents as much as possible.
Among these then there are also the more targeted exercises, that is, those that work to strengthen the muscle and shape of a certain part of the body. Today we want to reveal one of these to our readers. We are talking about the movement called step knee up, an exercise capable of developing the quadriceps, calf and thighs. Let’s see how it works. First of all we will need a small step or, alternatively, a raised surface. In case we can’t find them, doing the exercise in front of a step will also be fine.
Just ten minutes a day of this exercise to get leaner and more trained legs
The step knee up consists of first rising only with the right foot on the raised surface, and then bringing the left foot up as well. Then, as soon as both feet are aligned, you will need to lift the right leg up as if to bring the knee towards the chest. At this point we will have to bring the foot on the step again and, subsequently, return to the ground with both feet. Finally, we will repeat everything starting this time with the left leg.
During this workout it is important not only to stay straight with the back but also to make sure that the legs are always slightly bent. As well as trying to contract the buttock muscles for as long as possible. Three or four sets of ten repetitions will be enough to be able, in a short time, to see excellent results. All of this obviously, and we repeat it, only if accompanied by a balanced diet and therefore not high in calories. For all sports lovers, then here is just revealed how it will take only ten minutes a day of this exercise to get leaner and more trained legs.