Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Level 2 for your Legs

I have already covered basic exercises for the lower body, in this post I'm listing a few tweaks that you can do to your basic forms to make the same exercise a little more challenging. You can read more about the basic forms (here) and adding weights (here)
(As usual all the exercises listed have links for you to get an idea of the form)

Squats
Squats with side crunch
Squat with cross crunch
Squats with lunge (or leg strech and jump)
Go down into your final squat level in 3 stages and come back up in 3 stages (hold at each point for a few seconds)
For every squat Hold your squat position for 15-30 seconds
Squat pulse - hold in you lowest position and repat 10 pulse
Reverse Squat
Jumping squats

Lunges
Lunge and crunch
Lunge pulse - hold in your lowest position and repeat 10 pulses
Alternate Jumping lunges
Go down to your lowest lunge level in 3 stages and come back up in 3 stages  (hold at each point for a few seconds)
Lunge and lift leg

On the floor
Hip Bridge with leg raise
Donkey kick with leg strech
Fire hydrant with leg strech
Mountain climbers (start with 30 seconds and increase your time as you get comfortable)
(If you can try to add ankle weights for all these exercises)

I would  like to point out I'm no fitness expert these are things I learnt along the way of my weight loss journey by surfing the internet and going for fitness classes.
Let me know how you liked these exercises? Did you find them useful?
Keep Reading I will Keep Writing 
Tanvee

4 comments:

  1. Hi Tanvee! Really great list of lower body exercises. I spent time making a master list of exercises I liked for every major muscle group.

    I look like I'm built like a brick, but we have very injury prone knees in our family. So I do mostly floor and yoga leg exercises that are very knee-gentle.

    :-) Marion

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    1. Even I have a list for all major muscle groups to will add the next two soon...(I keep different levels for each exercise depending on how my body feels..) I have never really tried yoga..should give it a try once..my mom goes for yoga classes, she is very happy..

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  2. Love these lower body exercises! :)

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    1. me 2 I think I'm addicted to these

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