9. Leg extensions
Leg extensions are another simple exercise that you can do while sitting in a chair. Simply sit down with your back straight, lift both legs up, and hold them up for a few seconds at a time. If you’re working for long hours at your desk staring at a computer screen, then you can take a break to do this every half an hour or so.
You can also accomplish this exercise in a gym, using a leg extension machine. This will be much more beneficial to your legs. It’s one of my favorite exercises to do in a gym since it helps me tone my legs with little effort. Give it a try and you will notice striking results after the third session. Sit on the machine with your back tightly pressed against the chair back. Keep your arms twisted behind the chair or on the special props. When it comes to leg extensions, it’s important to keep the slow pace.
When I started doing this exercise I could hardly complete 5 repetitions. Now I can accomplish 3 sets of 20 repetitions. This leg toning exercise isn’t as difficult as you might think!