Although we do love our squats and lunges, it can all get a bit repetitive. If you’re looking to switch up your leg routine then we have the perfect moves that can help give you those lean and sculpted legs. Targeting the hamstrings, quads, and calves incorporate these exercises into your everyday routine for some extra definition and burn. Be wary though, these moves are for those who are more advanced.
The first move is the pistol squat. Standing, hold your arm straight out in front of you at shoulder level parallel to the floor. Slowly begin to raise your right leg off of the floor and hold it. While your leg is above the ground, carefully lower yourself into squat position, pushing your hips back and lower yourself as much as you can. Hold the position, then carefully return to the starting position and repeat on the opposite leg.
Next we have the split jump. Incorporating a pair of dumbbells, hold them at arms length with palms towards each other. Place your left foot in front of your right and slowly lower yourself into a split squat. Once you’ve reached your position quickly jump upwards and repeat on opposing leg. Try to get a rhythm going and continue for about 25 reps.
Finally we have the basic leg lift. Lay onto the floor or a mat, with one leg bent and one stretched outwards, place your hand onto your hip and slowly raise your leg upwards. Make sure you go at a steady pace and bring your leg back down to starting position. Repeat for 15 reps and continue on opposite leg.