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How To Get Toned Legs: 4 Exercises & Post Workout

Performing exercises to tone your legs can be strenuous and hard to recover from. What if we told you we have a secret weapon to...

How To Get Toned Legs: 4 Exercises & Post Workout

Performing exercises to tone your legs can be strenuous and hard to recover from. What if we told you we have a secret weapon to help tone the appearance of your legs without the tedious workout and gruesome recovery? 

If you are searching for the best way to get toned legs, read about our cutting-edge device that will help redefine your leg day — the NuBODY skin toning device. Additionally, we will recommend our favorite post-recovery exercises and methods to help you reach your fitness goals.

Can You Tone Your Legs With Microcurrent? 

Microcurrent treatment is FDA-cleared to tone and smooth skin by sending gentle waves of energy that match your body’s natural ionic flow. Microcurrent can also increase your body’s cellular energy, or ATP, and stimulate protein synthesis and amino acid transport. All of this works together to create more smooth, toned, lifted skin.

NuBODY® Body Toning Device

Let us introduce our microcurrent device that is outfitted to tone and firm the skin in only five minutes per treatment area. The NuBODY sculpts the body by smoothing the appearance of dimples and dips on your thighs, buttocks, arms, and abs. 

Not only is this toning device FDA-Cleared and created by aestheticians, but it has all the capabilities of professional-grade enhancement without the need for invasive treatment or even leaving your home. Our microcurrent treatment is virtually sensationless — most clients don’t feel a thing. 

Pair your microcurrent treatment with our lightweight Aqua Gel Activator that uses IonPlex® for conductivity, hyaluronic acid to retain water and plumpen the surface of your skin, and glacial water to help balance the ionic environment. Our formula leaves your skin nourished and hydrated for up to 24 hours. 

How Do You Tone With the NuBODY Device?

First, apply a mask-like layer of Aqua Gel, section by section. Then, gently glide the devices over your desired treatment area, in this case, your thighs and rear. If you have deep or more stubborn dimples, hold the NuBODY on the trouble spot for up to five minutes for more targeted treatment. 

The device automatically powers off after five minutes to avoid overtreatment. We advise you to use your NuBODY five minutes a day, five days a week, in each treatment area. After 60 days of consistent use, you can reduce treatment to about two to three days a week.

Toning your legs will not happen overnight — just like with traditional exercise, you can expect to see a change if you are consistent and patient. 

In our case studies, 84% of women who treated their skin with microcurrent said their skin appeared firmer after just 30 days since they began treatment. So if you can commit to using your device, you will see a change in the appearance of your legs in no time! 

What Are the Best Exercise for Getting Toned Legs?

To amplify your results and get legs in shape more quickly, pair the NuBODY toning device with strength training workouts to tone the leg muscles and burn fat. Here are our favorite leg workouts to help you tone your legs and our best suggestions for rehabilitating your muscles after leg day. 

1. Squats

Squats can be very effective for toning your legs. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and point your toes forward. Slowly lower your body as if you were sitting down in a chair. Engage your core to keep your back straight; if you need help adjusting your posture, make sure your knees stay behind your knees. 

Push back up to the starting position and thrust your pelvis forward far enough to squeeze your glutes at the top (a crucial step for lifting the buttocks). Aim for three sets of 10-15 reps. If you want to make your squats more challenging, add weight or jump when you reach the top.

2. Lunges

Step forward with one foot and lower your body until your thigh is parallel to the ground. Then, push back up to the starting pose. Repeat on the other side for three sets of 10-15 reps on each leg.

3. Calf Raises

Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and point your toes forward. Rise onto the balls of your feet, and flex your calf muscles when you reach the top. Lower yourself back down slowly. Aim for three sets of 15-20 reps.

4. Step-Ups

Stand in front of an elevation, such as a step or a bench. Step up with one foot and drive through your heel to hoist your body. Step back down with the same foot. Repeat on the other side. Aim for three sets of 10-15 reps on each leg.

Stretching before and after can help you power through your workout and reduce muscle tension. 

What Are Some Tips for Post-Workout Recovery?

First, pat yourself on the back for committing to your leg day; we know it wasn’t easy to complete all those reps, but you made it. Now, you must allow your muscles to repair themselves. Proper recovery from a leg day is of equal importance to the leg workout itself. 

Here are a few tips on how to recover from leg day:

  • Stretch after a workout: Stretching after you finish your training is crucial for mitigating soreness and preventing injury. Focus on stretching your quadriceps, hamstrings, and calves. While some people like to stretch before they work out, stretching after is a must. 
  • Get enough protein: After you exercise, your body is refueling and rebuilding in the anabolic state. During the anabolic state, your body uses protein more efficiently, so it is best to save your protein shake or bar after your workout to optimize your body’s efforts of repairing and repowering your muscles. 
  • Take a rest day: Rest is crucial for recovery — your muscles need time to recover and repair after a workout to grow. Therefore, it is essential to incorporate a rest day into your workout regimen. In addition, make sure you are getting enough sleep to help your body heal properly.
  • Ice your sore muscles: Applying ice to your muscles can help soothe some pain. Wrap a few ice cubes in a towel and apply it to the affected area for about 10-15 minutes.
  • Stay hydrated: Drinking water is essential to health, post-workout care included. Always drink 8-10 glasses of water daily for maximum hydration.

Everyone's body and workout styles are different, so results and recovery time may vary from person to person. Make sure to listen to your body and adjust your regimen as needed. 

Conclusion

In conclusion, your dream of toned legs is possible and well within reach if you commit yourself to a routine that suits your needs. Whether that comes in microcurrent treatment or a rigorous leg day routine, you must be consistent to experience your desired results!

Sources:

TONING VS. BULKING UP: WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE? | NASM 

Ask the doctor: Stretching before exercise | Harvard Health Publishing 

When You Should Drink a Protein Shake | Cleveland Clinic

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