There are very few women who would not love to have the kind of body about which sculptors would rave. Strong, yet slender shoulders, a firm chest, tight abdomen and slender legs – this might seem to be an impossible, yet desirable dream.
It is possible to get such a body with the right body toning exercises. All you would need, apart from the right exercises, are consistency and effort. The following body toning exercises for women will help you in this regard.
Thigh Toning Exercise
Thigh lifts will strengthen not just the thigh, but the hip as well. Here’s how you would need to go about doing it: Lie on your right side with your head resting on your right arm, and your left arm in front of your chest. With your pelvis kept firm, lift your left leg and hold it in position for a 10 seconds. Rotate it slightly before bringing it back to position. Repeat this exercise ten times and then switch sides to do the same for your right leg.
Abdominal Toning Exercise
Toning your abdomen can best be done by lying flat on your back with your hands across your chest and with your knees bent. Press your lower back on the floor and try to lift yourself gradually by using your abdomen. At first, you might not be able to move yourself off the floor. However, you will be able to feel the pull of your muscles, and with time, you will find that the exercise becomes easier. Repeat this exercise 20 times, with a break of a minute between each set of 5 times.
Hamstrings and Butt Exercise
Use a stability ball for the best results when toning your hamstrings and butt. Lie on the floor and bend your knees, with your feet resting on the top of the stability ball. Lift yourself until your body is in a bridge position. Bend and relax your legs 20 times, with a break of a minute between each set of 10 times.
Upper Body Toning Exercise
While women do not necessarily need to have bulging muscles, having a well-toned upper body is necessary. Sit on the edge of a bench and rest your hands on either side of the bench, with your fingers pointing in front. With the weight of your body on your palms, lower yourself forward slowly off the bench as much as you can go, and come back to position. Repeat this exercise 10 times.