4 Easy Lower Body Exercises Without Equipment
You don’t need to own any weights to participate on leg day. All you need is a little bit of time and bodyweight. Your legs are essentially the foundation of your body. You use your legs to do absolutely everything. We literally bend, walk, lift, and squat throughout the entire day. You don’t need to go anywhere except the comfort of your living room to strengthen your legs and glutes with these lower body exercises. I hope you enjoy the post and if you don’t feel like reading, check out my video instead!
If you are not a fan of squats (you should be) there are plenty of other exercises that work your lower back, hips, and inner and outer thighs. But squats are just amazing, so here’s how you do them properly. The idea is to squat down as if you were about to sit in a chair. Stand with your feet slightly wider than shoulder-width apart. Then, bend your knees and squat until your legs are parallel to the floor. Make sure to keep your heels on the floor and knees behind your toes. Stand straight up and repeat. I like to do 3 sets of 25 reps.
Start by standing up straight with good posture and place your hands on your hips. Next, step forward as you bend at both knees. Keep your core activated for balance as you step back and do the same thing on the opposite leg. Lunges really target the hamstrings, glutes and thighs. I try to do 3 sets of 20.
Keep your body low and take a side step to the right with your toes pointed. As you transfer your weight to the right, keep your butt pushed out. (It took me awhile to figure out to push out the glutes) Also, make sure you are keeping your spine straight and head up.
You can improve your strength as well as posture and with curtsy lunges. It takes balance to perfect proper technique. Start by standing straight and step your left leg behind you and to the right so your thighs cross, bending both knees as if you were curtsying. Return to standing, and switch sides to perform 1 rep.
Wall sits sound like the easiest exercise in the world. Well, guess what? They’re not. Find a wall and stand with your feet more than shoulder width apart. Keeping your back straight against the wall, bend your knees until your thighs are parallel to the floor. Hold this position for 30 seconds- 1 minute for sets. You’ll feel the burn sooner than you think.