Let me start off my apologizing for the typo in this ^ picture. Apparently I spell Frankstein like a Jewish last name. (Makes sense, Jewish girl over here.) Wait…that’s not even how you spell Stein. Let’s move on…
This. Exercise. Is. The. Bomb. Dot. Com.
I went home over break and noticed my mom suddenly had killer legs. Don’t get me wrong, my mom is a total babe, but her legs looked especially fantastic (and I come from a long line of not-so-fantastic legs). The biggest difference in her legs was that her thighs looked longer and thinner, not bulky and muscular like genetically-impaired thighs like ours tend to do after working out. Sort of like what comes into your head when you hear someone quoting Knocked Up‘s line: “Just…tighten…..” scene.
I obviously immediately asked her what she’d been doing to get these lean dancer thighs.
Oh, do they look different? I’ve only been doing one leg workout recently, frankenstein walks!
Well, I had to jump on that train.
To get these killer thighs (I WISH I had a picture of the difference, I just don’t want to showcase my mother’s legs on here. You’re welcome, mom.), you walk….like frankenstein.*
-Stand up straight. Hands on your hips.
-Lift one leg in front of you, slowly, knee straight. Hold. (Don’t try to get your leg way up high here, it’s much more important to keep your hips aligned and posture upright. Slowly lift your leg until you can’t, no higher than hip level. You shouldn’t look like a Rockette.)
-Slowly bring your leg back down.
-Repeat on the other side.
If you’re bummed you aren’t getting your leg up high, don’t sweat it. After practice, your legs will get higher from building strength in your thighs rather than flexibility in your hips.
A more advanced option? Hold your arms out in front of you like a zombie and moan brainsssss.
Just kidding. Lifting your standing leg heel off the floor will give this exercise an extra kick in the ass.
*…or any zombie of your choosing.