Do you want to have beautiful legs but you don’t know enough exercises to achieve this dream? If that’s the case, then you don’t need to worry. There is a huge variety of exercises and their variations that you can use to start doing a highly effective workout for your legs.
Try These 7 Exercises For Your Legs
Step forward with your right leg until your knee is bent by 90 degrees. Then, do the same with your left leg but at the same time, move your right leg behind your back. Perform those two actions simultaneously and repeat without stopping until you complete the whole set.
To make sure that you jog properly, avoid bending your back and neck too much as it might cause pain and irritation. Also, move your arms while running as it helps to breathe properly, which results in making it easier to run faster and longer.
Other than that, you should start doing sprints instead of time-consuming marathons as sprints speed up the metabolism, which is important in making it easier to lose weight without wasting too much time.
3. Pistol Squats
This exercise might be a bit challenging if you’re doing it for the first time, but it’s highly effective when you want to give plenty of work to your legs. Begin the exercise by raising your left leg in front of you.
Keep your left leg in this position and do squats with your right leg. Then, repeat the same process by squatting with your left leg while raising your right leg. If it’s too difficult to keep the body balanced, you can hold onto something to make it easier for you to perform pistol squats.
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4. Farmer’s Walk
Take heavy dumbbells or kettlebells into your arms and walk for at least 15 meters. Everything you need to do is to walk while holding some sort of heavy weights in your arms.
By performing this exercise, you’ll give plenty of work to your legs, arms, shoulders, and back, so this is a great movement for a whole body workout.
Stand in a neutral position while keeping your feet shoulder-width apart. You can keep your arms behind your head, straight in front of you, or in any other place you like. Squat down until your butt gets close to the floor and then use your legs to move yourself up.
Also, you can do a small jump while moving yourself up to make this exercise even more effective. This variation of squats is called “rocket squats.” Whether you do regular squats or rocket squats, you’ll still target your legs, abs, and lower back.
6. Bulgarian Squats
This type of squat is similar to pistol squats as you need to squat with one leg. But Bulgarian squats are easier because they don’t require so much strength and balance-keeping.
You can perform the exercise by moving your left leg behind your back by positioning it on a chair. Use your right leg to squat down and then move up again. After completing the first set, complete the same process by squatting with your left leg.
7. Single-Arm Kettlebell Swings
Take a kettlebell into one of your arms and swing it in front of you until it reaches a 90-degree angle. Move the kettlebell down between your legs while completing a squat.
Make sure you perform every set while using a different arm so that both of your arms would get the same amount of work. You can highly benefit from this exercise as it burns many calories and gives work to almost every part of the body.
If regular squats, Bulgarian squats, pistol squats, or lunges get too easy, then you can start using the dumbbells or barbell to make these exercises even more effective.