Leg day! You remember hearing the gym regularly shout about it, as they left the gym that day. They may have had trouble walking, or climbing down the stairs to their car in the parking lot –but hey, it means that it’s effective, right? Maybe, you were included in that number, or perhaps, you were just getting started on your journey. Either way, we’re here to tell you that you still can achieve effective leg day workouts from home –you know, the ones that get your muscles screaming and pleading for some Epsom salt.
Try out these 3 bodyweight-based leg day workout below, and you’ll feel yourself inching closer to your full potential when it comes to your health & fitness goals for the year! Do each for a set of 20, then repeat the circuit 3 to 4 times, or until fatigued.
Squats: This exercise helps to build strong legs and a firm butt. When squatting, stand with your feet hip- or shoulder-length apart, then dive your hips back like you’re taking a seat behind you. If you’re new to squats, it’s good to start with an actual chair or raised platform, until you get your form on point!
Lunge: A lunge works the glutes, quads, and hamstrings. It also helps the stabilizers in your hips by building balance. To do a perfect lunge, you must step one leg backward from a standing position and bend both your knees at a 90-degree angle! Don’t forget to pause, if you must, and keep your form correct!
Glute Bridge: Last but not least—the glute bridge is perfect for your glutes, hamstrings, and lower back. Start by lying down on the floor on your back with a bent knee position and feet firmly grounded on the floor about shoulder-width apart. Push your heels into the ground, while raising your hips, then lower yourself back on the ground.
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