You go totally beast mode on leg day, right? If you don’t, then you need to step up your gym game ASAP! Having strong, lean and powerful legs can eventually lead to a stronger core, blast belly fat and overall fitness. Your lower body is what carries around your upper body, after all. No expensive equipment needed, just try the following five exercises.
It may give you flashbacks from gym class in junior high, but sprinting is an intense leg and cardio workout that will give you quick results if you do it correctly. To make sure you are, Google or Youtube sprint workouts.
Deep Walking Lunges
This simple, yet magical, little move works wonders on your calves, hamstrings and glutes. It’s a total leg workout. Start by keeping your core tight and your torso straight. Step forward and lunge deep, until your knee hits the floor. Squeeze your glutes as you slowly come up, then dip into your second lunge.
We don’t recommend drinking before this one. This particular squat is not for the faint of heart. We are talking total balance and control of bodyweight here (hence, no drinking.) Stand on one leg and lift the other one in front of you, foot flexed. Start lowering down with the other as slowly and steady as you can. You will definitely feel this one the next day.
Spot Tuck Jumps
Position your legs so they are a little wider apart from your shoulders. In this stance you are going to jump as high as you can, lifting your knees up and engaging your core. Tuck in your elbows to really squeeze that mid-section.
The key with this exercise is to jump long and not high. The longer you elevate yourself off the ground, the stronger your legs are. This is a classic track and field move and has been around for decades.
Remember! The stronger your legs are the stronger your core will eventually be. Take our advice and never skip leg day!