How to Get Thicker Legs Without Working Out
Whether you want to fill out your jeans more or look a little better in a skirt, normally the best option is exercise. However, some people detest exercise, or simply don't have time for it in their busy schedule. By using every moment that you have and by doing activities that require your muscles to work but don’t feel like exercise, you can obtain thicker, strong legs. The key is the more you move, the more your muscles will work and the faster you will get thicker legs.
Make the choice to move. Walk or ride your bike to work instead of driving. Take the stairs instead of the elevator. Walk while you’re on the phone. Do squats while you’re waiting for an appointment, in line or watching TV. The more you use your legs, the faster the muscles will grow.
Join a local sports team. Sign up for tennis, soccer, football or any other sport that uses your legs.
Play with your kids. Play hide and go seek, tag, jump rope, soccer or jump on a trampoline.
Go swimming at the local pool. While in the pool do walking laps, squats and kicks.
Start gardening. It may not seem like it, but all of that squatting and walking around can increase muscles.
Ask a friend to go hiking or biking with you for a few hours every week.
Sign up for dance lessons. Learn ballet, salsa, swing dancing -- anything that makes you move.
Do lunges to get from one place to another in your house. Take a large step forward with your right leg. Bend your right and left knees 90 degrees. Shift your weight to your right leg. Take a large step forward with your left leg. Bend your right and left knees 90 degrees. Take a large step forward with your right leg. Continue lunging until you arrive at your destination.
Eat foods that help to build muscle. Add beets, salmon, mackerel, sardines, greek yogurt, almonds, chocolate milk, avocado, lentils, raspberries, quinoa, broccoli, eggs, olive oil and beef to your diet.
Drink plenty of water. Muscles are about 80 percent water, so make sure to load up on water so you don't impair your body from building muscle.
Add more calories to your diet. The more you eat, the more weight you will gain, assuming you won't burn it all off with exercise. The more weight you gain, the thicker your legs will get. However, keep in mind that you cannot choose where you will gain weight. You will have to gain weight everywhere to get more fat in your legs.
Though constantly traveling the world, Julia Williams is based in Chicago and has been writing since 2006. Williams holds a Bachelor of Science in accounting. She is also a licensed fitness instructor, specializing in Pilates since 2003 and has written hundreds of articles on exercise and health.