Get lean, toned legs like the celebs

How many times have you flipped through a magazine and enviously wished for those endlessly long, lean, toned legs? You don't have to dream to get those gorgeous pins - all you need is determination and some spare time.

Include plenty of cardio in your routine - running and dancing are excellent to keep your weight in control, alongside a specific lower-body workout. Experts also recommend exercises, which include squats performed with an exercise ball, lunges with kettlebells and single-leg squats. Here are some exercises you can do...

- Lie face down with your hips on a large exercise ball and your hands on the ground in front of you, elbows slightly bent. Bend your knees and press the soles of your feet together. Lift your legs until your thighs are parallel to the ground. Lower your legs and repeat 10 to 12 times.

- If you want to tone your calf muscles, lift your heels off the ground, hold that position for few seconds and then relax again. Repeat 10 times.

- Lift the entire body weight on to your toes. Hold this position for a few seconds. Gradually lower yourself to balance body weight on entire foot. Repeat this many times.

- A leg extension exercise is a great way to bid adieu to flabby thighs. Lie down on an even surface and straighten your legs. Tighten your thigh muscles, lift your legs and try to hold this position in the air for as long as you can.

- Thigh exercises like the dumbbell lunges are good for working your glutes, quads, inner and outer thighs and hamstrings.

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