4 best leg exercises


Keeping your leg muscles strong and working out on them is very important as it not only makes your body look good and in shape but also it is what keeps you moving all day. Keeping your legs strong and toned has a number of benefits. Because leg strength improves balance and coordination and protects your joints from injury and even boosts your metabolism. It even helps your ankles, hips, and knees to be in good shape.


There are a number of leg exercises that you can do but here are the 4 best leg exercises that you cannot miss due to their benefits. It is considered to be the best exercise for beginners as well.



Calf Raises:

The best way to work on your calves. They are not the easiest muscles in the body that can be targeted. An absolute must exercise for a sportsperson or a keen runner. You can do this exercise at home or in the gym. You can do this exercise by pushing down through the balls of your feet and then raise your heel in a way that you are on your toes. You can even do this exercise with your toes on the edge of a step as this will allow for a greater range of movement and you can even add weight to increase the challenge.


Squats:

Squat not only helps your leg muscles but also your gluteus muscles, hips, and abs. It is known as one of the best exercises for the lower body. And they are even an ideal way of exercise if you have back problems as it is done while standing and with no extra weight, it won’t strain the back. It is one of the best exercises for toning your legs. You can do it by taking a step or two back and then stand with your feet and your toes slightly out. Just take a deep breath and bend your hips back. After that bend your knees to lower your body. It is advised to bend your knees as far as you can without losing the arch in your lower back. Now, push your knees out as you lower your body down. Come back by driving your hips vertically and continue to push your knees out.


Lunges:

This exercise is very helpful since it uses both legs at the same time which works for your thighs, abs, and buts. It is a great exercise for strong legs. Lunges increase muscle mass that helps to build strong and toned legs. Since it targets large muscles group it is a very helpful exercise for the lower body. This exercise helps to boost metabolism and helps you to lose weight faster. You can do this exercise by standing tall with feet hip-width apart. Take a big step forward with your right leg. Now, start to shift your weight forward so the heel can hit the floor first. After that, lower your body until the right thigh is parallel to the floor and the right shin is vertical. Press into the right heel to drive back into your starting position and repeat it on the other side.


Leg Press:

The first step, adjust the seat of the machine so that you can sit comfortably with your knees in line with your feet and his beneath your knees. Lower your knees toward your chest until it is bent 90 degrees and then, press it back. Don’t go too low as it can cause injury. It is a very beneficial exercise as it is a great way to hit the quads with plenty more isolation than any squat variation can deliver. It is even a joint-saving lift or lifter. It helps in the development of the quadriceps.


These leg exercises can help you develop strong leg muscles.


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