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At Home Lower Body Strength Workout

By Damilola Dimeji-Ajayi 16 December 2018   |   10:06 pm

Have you ever wondered why your muscles feel sore or tired after a brief run?

Failure to engage in lower body strength workout makes the muscles of your body ache when you attempt to even do a mundane activity like climbing the staircase.

Lower body strength exercises help to increase fitness, metabolism and the muscles of your lower body which includes thighs, legs and buttocks.

You don’t necessarily need to visit the gym to have a toned body.

Below are at home lower body strength workout:

Squats

In lower body strength workout, the squat is a compound exercise that trains the muscles of the hip, thighs and buttocks.

When squatting, point your toes outward, squeeze in the muscles of your abdomen, raise your arm from your elbow, stand straight then assume a sitting position to achieve the squat position.

Repeat this exercise ten to fifteen times. It is advisable to gradually increase the number of squats especially when you have not exercised for a while.

 

Mountain climber

 

This exercise helps to train the glutes, lower abs and calves of the legs.

For the mountain climber: assume the plank position, tighten the muscles of your abdomen, bend the right knee and bring the foot forward near your hips, keep your left leg straight.

Place your elbows straight as they are going to support most of your weight, move your left foot forward and keep the right straight.

Ensure you keep alternating your feet and repeat the exercise from ten to fifteen times.

 

Side leg raises

 

This exercise trains the lower abs and calves of the legs.

For the leg raises, lie down on your right side, balance your body on your forearm and elbow, put your left arm on your waist, place your left leg on your right leg.

Raise your left leg laterally and again lower it then switches to your left side and repeats the routine again.

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