Fit Tuesday: 5 Killer Leg Exercises You Should Try Out (Videos)

Leg day is an important a day as any other day of the week at the gym. Training your legs is vital, not only for those trying to get that sexy booty or hips but also for people who are trying to lose weight.

We all know the usual lunges and squats, but if you get too used to doing the same thing over and over again, you’ll eventually get bored and unmotivated.

If you want to mix things up a bit, here are 5 leg exercises you could try on your next workout:

Box jumps

Box jumps combine intense cardio with the explosive force of jumps. The higher the box, the more force your legs are going to need to make the jump and the more effective it is.

Here’s how it’s done:

Single-legged deadlift

Deadlifts are great for your hamstrings (the muscles at the back of your thigh). To do a single-legged deadlift, you will require more balance, meaning your secondary stabilizing muscles will have to work extra hard to keep you upright. Plus, the leg lift portion of the exercise will engage your glutes, leading to better-looking legs and butt overall!

Here’s how it’s done:

Bulgarian Split Squat

This one sort of combines a squat and a lunge. Placing your back foot on an elevated surface puts all the focus on your foreleg, leading to better muscle growth all round. It’s a ‘kill two birds with one stone’ workout.

Try it:

Single leg squat

You are probably used to doing squats with both your legs on the ground. How about twisting things up a bit? Use a lighter weight and squat with one leg at a time. This doubles the difficulty and works your muscles even harder.

You can try out any of these below:

Reverse lunge

Forget the front lunge for a moment and do the reverse instead. It improves your range of motion, strengthens your glutes and hamstrings along with your quads, and enhances balance control.

Here’s how to do it:

 

 

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