With busy schedules, meetings, work, home life, family and obligations, you may want to spend more of your free time doing the things you love...
Which means you may not always get your workouts in.
Today, you’re going to learn the best way to train your legs—with no equipment needed.
This at-home workout will give you everything you need to train the biggest muscle groups in your body.
Strong, well-defined legs show you’re serious about your training—and you care about your results. They protect your knees and back and are part of well-rounded body strength.
[Also: Your legs use the most nutrients—and when developed the right way, training your legs may spike your metabolism, and help you burn off unwanted pounds.] But getting a good leg work out at home may seem more challenging.
So…no more excuses for why you can’t train legs…
These exercises are sure to give your glutes, hamstrings, quads, hips, and all your stabilizing muscles a good workout.
Arguably the best exercise for developing the legs and glutes (your behind), the squat should be a staple in any leg workout you do. Not only does it target the muscles in your legs, when done correctly (with good form), the squat targets your core as well.
The lunge is a great exercise for developing the quads, hamstrings, and glutes…it also adds stress to your hips, which helps strengthen your stabilizing muscle groups. Not only is this exercise great for developing all the muscles in your legs, you might develop better stability and balance. Be careful of knees and of form.
3. Side Lunges
Similar to the lunge, this exercise targets many different muscles in your legs—although you’re working in a different plane of motion. Most of the work in this exercise comes from the glutes and the hips, which is ideal for developing strength in all the muscle groups in your legs.
This exercise is also important because your body moves in all planes of motion—so working your muscles in the same way your body moves is especially important for injury prevention and strength. Be mindful of knee position in this exercise.
4. Glute Bridge
This exercise, also called bridging or hip raises, is a perfect exercise for those with injuries or limitations in your knees, hips, or ankles. This exercise, which targets the glutes, hamstrings, hips, and lower back is ideal for those who want to work their legs, but aren’t quite strong enough, or recovering from an injury, for a full range squat. It is also good, in addition to a squat. Use your core and go slowly when doing this exercise.
5. Supine Stability Ball Leg Curl
This exercise is ideal for building strength in your leg muscles, while also building core strength. Although this exercise targets the major muscle in the legs, the attention is focused on the hamstrings, due to the flexion and extension of the knee.
If you want to transform your metabolism, and develop massive strength in your legs, you don’t need a gym to do it. You can get the same fat-blasting results in the comfort of your own home—by doing these 5 bodyweight exercises. These exercises will help you burn fat and build strong, sleek muscles.
If you’re unsure how to perform these exercises, or you would like help developing your own leg routine you can do at home—or in a gym--CONTACT ME to set up a time to discuss your program needs.