How to keep your torso and legs ultra toned
If you are pear shaped like me then your legs and the torso are your problem areas. Keeping them toned isn’t going to be easy because fat deposits here faster, as compared to the upper body. But with the right exercises you can tone your legs and your stomach. My trainer had advised me leg lifts but doing it alone without support would lead to pain in the back.
It was then that I got this leg lift table that supports your back and legs while working out. The double leg lift table is a heavy duty table with panel legs and two level laminated storage compartments and shelf. With this each leg rest can be raised and lowered independently in 1 1/4″ increments. This way you are able to perform intense exercises, without straining the lower back.
The simplest exercises you can perform here is inhale as you lift one leg up and exhale as you put it down. Make sure that the back is well supported and not strained. Hold the leg up for at least 10 seconds. Start with 3-4 sets each and then keep increasing. Also, repeat the same exercise with both legs up too. Make sure that your arms are placed under the hip for back support.
To intensify the routine and work on both legs and the arms, you can raise your upper body too. Support your head with the right hand and raise the alternate leg (i.e. the left leg). Do the same with other hand and leg too.
One easy way to make sure that you can get exercise in even in a busy day is to take a balance ball to work and sit on that while you’re working. It can help give you better posture and slim down your stomach. Suck in your tummy and then keep breathing normally. You can intensify the routine with crunches, leg raise and other similar exercises during lunch hour.