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GET LEAN LEGS: THE FIT FOR FOOTWEAR SERIES

Words by Ashleigh Wilson 

If you want long lean muscles and toned legs, its all about balance. We generally grip the thighs when wearing heels because our weight is projected forward. Overtime, you’ll end up with built up muscles in the front of the thighs and weak, short muscles at the back.This can contribute to more serious issues with the lower back, knees and ankles. My advice? Avoid bunching up by treating yourself to a gentle stretch. Here are two easy-to-achieve stretches. One that release the quads at the front, and one that lengthens the hamstrings at the back.

STRETCH 1 – QUADS

Time: Total 1 minute

Kick one foot up and grab your foot behind you. Keep your knees together and hold your abdominals to stabilise yourself. Use a wall if necessary but try to maintain the stretch for at least 30 seconds. Switch legs.

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STRETCH 2 – HAMSTRINGS

Time: Total 1 minute

Kneel down on the floor, securing your hands on either side of your foot. Stretch your legs into a triangle shape. If this is not possible, stay kneeling down with the back leg and extend your front leg until you have the flexibility to stretch both. Hold for 30 seconds each side.

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