Your legs make up almost half of your body. And they are made up of the largest and some closely interlinked muscle groups in the entire body. If you are a fitness pro, you would know that there is no way you can meet your fitness goals without focusing on your leg work out. So here we have compiled a list of 7 leg exercises of varying intensity that you can easily try at home. And this workout is best because
- Almost everyone (regardless of their fitness level and stamina) can give it a try.
- This workout targets all the major muscles in your lower body and
- You can simply try this at home.
So without wasting any more time, let’s get started.
Squats is perhaps the best workout for lower body. It targets your quads hamstrings and glutes and strengthen your lower back and legs. Start by standing with your feet hip-distance apart. With your chest up and back straight, slowly bend your knees. Make sure you push your hips back and get into a position such that your thighs are parallel to the ground. Hold the position for 10-30 seconds and return to your original position. Gradually start with lesser number of sets and increase as you get used to this workout.
For best results, complete 3 sets of squats with 10 repetitions in each set.
A slight variation of squats for a stronger lower body is pistol squats. In the beginning, this workout may be tough but as your muscles get used to the movement, pistol squats or single leg box squat can be a great addition to your lower body workout.
Start by standing close to but face away from a box (or any other surface that is almost 40 cm above the ground) that can hold your weight. Now lift your right leg in front of you and gradually lower yourself into the squat position until you are sitting on the box. Now stand up again and repeat the same movement with your left leg. This completes one cycle. Gradually increase the number of cycles until you reach 10. For best results incorporate atleast 3-5 sets of pistol squat in your workout routine.