Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Legs on Jeans


For those who don't want to cheat their way to a body that looks perfect in jeans, there is now a workout specifically designed to help you fit into your skinny jeans.

'In order to get that long, lean look it’s important to work flexibility into your programme.  Muscle can quickly become tight and will then appear bulky. 

'These four simple stretches will keep you looking trim in those fab skinny jeans, you actually need a foam roller for this:

Long and lean stretching for skinny jeans
Quad Roll Out
•    Using a medium sized foam roller, lay face down with it placed underneath your thighs
•    Starting up towards the hip, gently roll back and forth as if you are ironing your legs out
•    Slowly work all the way down towards the knees, then rotate slightly to one side and repeat. Do this as often as you can for maximum results
Lying glute crossover
•    Lay down flat on your back
•    Bring one knee up and in towards you then cross that foot over the opposite knee
•    Bring that opposite knee up in towards your chest and grip it with both hands
•    Slowly pull the knee in towards you and then back out
•    Perform 10 reps and repeat on the other side

Dynamic calf stretch
•    Lay flat on your back and bring one knee up and in towards your chest
•    Holding on to a strong band or towel, place it around the ball of your raised foot
•    Still holding the towel or band, gently push your foot away, as if straightening your leg
•    Bend the knee back in towards you and repeat 10 reps on each side
Sit up and reach
•    Lay flat on your back with your legs out straight and your feet together
•    Inhale and stretch your arms straight out above your head
•    On the exhale, slowly bring your arms up over your head and sit up reaching towards your toes
•    Don’t over stretch; you do not need to touch your toes if you cannot. Simply enjoy the stretch felt all the way along the back of your legs and then return to the start position. Repeat 10-15 times

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