Fitness

At-Home Lower Body Workouts To Try

Give these exercises a try at home.

When performing a lower body workout, you need to focus on leg workouts that can help to strengthen your thighs and calves.  These workouts can also work to strengthen your hips, glutes, and core. They can also help to stabilize your knee and ankle joints. Achieving lower back strength can also help you move throughout your day more easily and reduce stiffness. Plus, it can be a key component to help you achieve your fitness goals. What’s more, you do not need to hit the gyp or require gear to do these workouts. Here are some lower body workouts you can try in the comfort of your home.

Explore the squat

A squat is a compound movement that is a very popular exercise. Doing this exercise requires the use of major muscle groups of the lower body. This means quadriceps, hamstrings, and gluteal muscles are all put to work. To do a squat, you need to stand hip-width apart. Then point your toes slightly out and place your arms in front of you. Next, sit into your heels until your thighs are parallel to the floor. Then slowly return to the start position. Repeat the process.

Try walking lunges

This exercise primarily focuses on thigh and knee strength. It is also a complex movement as walking lunges can be a tougher version of a split squat. You have to be able to keep balance while simultaneously doing a range of motion that engages the gluteus medius.

Challenge yourself with the reverse lunge

Reverse lunges can help activate your core, glutes, and hamstrings. It can help to reduce stress on the joint and provide your front leg with some stability. This could be an ideal exercise for those who have knee issues, difficulty balancing, or less hip mobility. However, it is best to seek professional advice before giving it a try.

Glute Bridge

Glute bridges help to isolate the glutes and build them. Hip extension, which is the main movement of the gluteal muscles, is the primary way to work through this exercise. To do this exercise, lie on the ground on your back. Then thrust your hips upwards. You can perform this simple at-home exercise at home or anywhere else as it does not require any equipment. Over time, it could help your glutes to strengthen, make the core stable, and improve lower back health.

Darielle Britto

Darielle Britto has been in the world of journalism since 2014 — covering everything from breaking news to lifestyle for some of India's top publications. Currently, she focuses on all things food, fashion, travel, home, health, design and offbeat.
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