I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again, your legs are some of the most important body parts to train. Not only do you contain a significant amount of your mass in your legs but you also store quite a bit of hormones that are extremely beneficial to building muscle. Too many people neglect to train their legs and this is in my opinion because it is not “cool” to train legs at the moment. With that being said, if you’re too lazy or too embarrassed to train your legs in public then train them with these 5 highly effective leg exercises you can do at home.
Leg Exercises You Can Do At Home
Lunges are quite easy to do at home and work several muscle groups at one time. In order to do a lunge, step one foot forward and keep the front foot flat on the floor, as you lower your hips until the front knee is over the ankle. Keep the back knee form touching the ground and push up slowly with the front foot to the beginning position. Then, continue with another step with the opposite foot and keep repeating this process.
- HEEL RAISES
To strengthen your calves, simply stand with your feet shoulder width apart and lift your heels up so you’re on your tiptoes for a few seconds. Lower your heels and then repeat slowly and methodically. I recommend doing heel raise on a step, extending your heels below the edge of the step with each repetition. Calf muscles respond well to strength training so keep doing heel raises and you will be sure to see some results.
Squats are an awesome way to firm and shape your gluteal muscles and upper thighs. Stand with your feet about shoulder-width apart and arms by your sides or crossed. Keep an upright posture and slowly lower buttocks as though about to sit down in a chair then slowly stand up.
- JUMPING SQUATS
Jump squats take regular squats to a new level. A level where you’re definitely going to feel your quads being used. Stand with feet shoulder-width apart, arms at sides. Start by doing a regular squat and then jump up as explosively as you can, and rise up reaching for the ceiling. When you land, lower your body back into the squat position to complete one rep.
In addition to the aforementioned exercises, running is a great leg workout and an awesome form of cardio. I know many people that don’t do any other form of leg exercises, besides go running, and they have some really strong legs, and highly developed legs.
That’s going to do it for this one. Remember, you don’t have to go to the gym in order to get a good leg workout in, you can simply do it at the convenience of your own home. In addition to running, which requires only a good pair of running shoes, you can do some great exercises to build strong legs at home. As always be sure to maintain proper form and control through your exercises.
To your fitness success!