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Use These 5 Bodyweight Exercises For Strong and Nice Shaped Legs

Home Legs Workout

We all know that squats are the best for male or female, when it comes to a round and firm booty and strong , nice shaped legs. Of course, we can all go to a local gym and start lifting heavy, but with these lockdowns still going on around the world, we might as well turn pro into home workouts.

A lot of us see time, money, and space as an obstacle to getting in a workout. But bodyweight training is cheap, and you really don’t need much room. With these bodyweight leg exercises, in particular, you can also sidestep injury by strengthening typically weaker muscle groups, like the hamstrings and glutes.

While strength training might sound synonymous with lifting weights, you don’t always need dumbbells, kettlebells, barbells—or any equipment for that matter—to get a solid workout. You can see strength-building results simply by using only your own body. The best part? Skipping the equipment means you can do bodyweight exercises anywhere and anytime.

What’s more: You have better control of your lower body movements without a weight to hoist around. And ditching a weighted counterbalance during stability exercises means you can really focus on how your body moves and what you need to do to keep it steady.

3 x 6 x 1 Squat:

How to:

  • Start standing with feet about hip-width apart.
  • Slowly push your hips down and back to lower into a squat, moving on a count of three.
  • Hold the bottom of the squat for a count of six.
  • Then, press through the feet and stand back up on a count of one.
  • Repeat at this tempo for 45 seconds.

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Squat with Alternating Calf Raise:

How to:

  • Start standing with feet about hip-width apart.
  • Push your hips down and back to lower into a squat.
  • Holding the squat position, lift your right heel up for a calf raise.
  • Then lower your heel back down.
  • Next, lift your left heel up for a calf raise.
  • Then lower it back down.
  • Maintaining a strong squat position with your core engaged.​
  • Continue alternating for 45 seconds.

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Quadrupled Hip Extension:

How to:

  • Start on all fours, shoulders over wrists and knees right under hips, feet flexed.
  • Left the right knee and foot slightly off the ground to start.
  • Pull the right heel in toward the butt and drive the heel up toward the ceiling.
  • Engage your core to make sure your back stays flat and the movement comes from the hamstring and glutes, not the low back.
  • Lower your knee back down toward the floor without touching.
  • (If you want to burn out the right side, do exercises 4 and 5 too, before switching to the left leg.)
  • Continue for 45 seconds.
  • Switch sides; repeat.

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Quadrupled Hamstring Curl:

How to:

  • Get into a tabletop position on all fours, shoulders over your wrists and knees right under your hips, feet flexed.
  • Extend your right leg straight back behind you and lift it to hip height to start.
  • Holding leg in line with the hip, curl heel in toward glute, bending the knee.
  • Then straighten it back out, keeping leg at hip height to return to start.
  • Continue for 45 seconds.
  • Switch sides; repeat.

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Speed Skater:

How to:

  • Start standing with both feet on the floor.
  • Shift weight to the left foot, then press off the left foot and jump out to the right, landing softly on the right leg with the left foot should swinging behind.
  • Arms can swing naturally.
  • Then, push off your right foot to jump to the left, landing softly on your left leg.
  • Your right foot should swing behind your left.
  • Continue alternating.

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BONUS:

Single-Leg RDL:

How to:

  • Start standing on the right leg, slight bend in the knee, left leg lifted, and arms by sides.
  • Hinge at the hips and lean forward with the chest as you lift your left leg behind you, body moving in one straight line.
  • Keep the left leg straight and shoulders down and back.
  • Stop once your body hits a T shape (torso and leg parallel to the floor).
  • Bring arms straight out to the sides in an airplane position to help balance.
  • Then, stand up, lowering arms, to return to start.
  • Repeat for 45 seconds.
  • Switch sides; repeat.

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Written by Valentin Bosioc

Valentin Bosioc - wellness specialist, certified personal trainer, certified fitness instructor, celebrity trainer, Musclemania Champion, Ninja Warrior Semifinalist, world wide motivator!

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