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Tone Sagging Leg Skin With These Walking Exercises, Trainer Says

Your legs will be toned and fit in no time at all.
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Everyone usually has one "problem area" they'd like to make a priority to work on. One issue that's more common for more individuals than you'd think and actually doesn't get talked about much when it comes to fat loss and getting into shape, is sagging skin. For some people, tightening up sagging skin is a major fitness goal they want to focus on, and we're here to help with these walking exercises to tone sagging leg skin.

When you put on a good deal of extra weight, your skin stretches to accommodate the extra fat on your body. According to Cleveland Clinic, when you lose a good amount of that weight, the loss of pounds can result in extra skin that sags. It's not uncommon for this condition to make some individuals feel self-conscious. After all, if you've worked hard to get your weight to a certain level, you want to enjoy every bit of it—and you deserve to. Thigh lifts and lower body lifts are some of the surgical skin removal procedures that some people opt for to remove the excess sagging skin. Surgery, however, is always something to think long and hard about; not only is it expensive, but it never comes without a certain amount of risk.

When your goal is to tone sagging leg skin, you can focus on a workout instead of choosing the surgical route. Not only is the right kind of exercise safer, but it can also be a new change of lifestyle for your newfound weight loss. It's important to perform just the right exercises that focus on building muscle and driving blood flow into the sagging area. The best way to do that is to incorporate strength training exercises into your regimen, such as squats, split squats, leg curls, and deadlifts.

If you're already doing those exercises, maybe kick them up a notch. You may just be getting back into a fitness routine, so it's the perfect time to start fresh. Either way, plan to incorporate them into your workout time and also supplement them with walking exercises. The more you do, the quicker you can reach your goal. One great thing about this simple workout plan? These exercises can be done wherever you happen to be and do not require any equipment. You can be visiting family, on a business trip, or vacationing on an island and can still remain committed. Everyone knows that once you get off course, it's sometimes hard to stick with it.

If you're looking to tone sagging leg skin, consider incorporating a couple of sets of these exercises during your next walk. Your legs will be toned and fit in no time at all! And next, be sure to check out The 6 Best Exercises for Strong and Toned Arms in 2022, Trainer Says.

Walking Lunges

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Tim Liu, C.S.C.S.

Begin this exercise by taking a long stride and stepping forward with one leg. Firmly plant your foot, then lower yourself under control until the back knee gently touches the ground. Once the knee touches the ground, step through with the other leg, and repeat. Perform 10 to 15 reps on each leg.

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Butt Kickers

trainer doing butt kickers
Tim Liu, C.S.C.S.

Butt kickers are a great movement for your mission. To do this, with your hands out to your sides, begin kicking your heels back towards your butt, flexing your hamstrings with each rep. Perform for 30 seconds. Do 15 reps on each of your legs.

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High Knees

trainer doing high knees
Tim Liu, C.S.C.S.

Keeping your torso upright with your core tight, begin marching your knees up above your hip back and forth. Like the exercise says, they should be high knees, so lift them up appropriately. You should do 15 reps on each leg.

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Tim Liu, C.S.C.S.
Tim Liu, CSCS, is an online fitness and nutrition coach based in Los Angeles Read more about Tim
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