Home Workout – A Workout For Legs

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In this article I want to share with you some workout for legs that I have personally done and can help you get those legs up. There is an array of exercises that you can do for your legs, but the most common workout for legs is running or jogging. These two types of exercises are effective in getting your legs stronger.


Running provides many benefits for the body. If you run regularly it will tone up your thighs and also the calves and hamstrings. The best way to do a deadlift exercise is to start off slow. Stand with your feet shoulder width apart and knees slightly bent. Now take your hand and place it on the back of your thigh.


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Squats are another very good exercise for the lower body. The squat works out all the major muscles in the lower body. With each squat you should make sure that you are going to squeeze your glutes together as you rise up. For hypertrophy training to be maximized you need to do high reps. Do no more than 12 reps per set. This will stimulate the most amount of muscle fibers.

The Reverse Lunge

Another workout for legs that I have used with great success is the reverse lunge. To do the reverse lunge you need to first stand up straight. Next, lean forward so that you are sitting up as opposed to lying down. Now squat down keeping your legs together. In order to work out the quadriceps you need to do a repetition of bent over rows. You can use weights if you prefer.

Running or jogging on the treadmill is another great workout for legs. Most people are always on the go and do not have the time to sit down and have their legs worked out. When you use the treadmill you can set a timer to set the amount of time you want the treadmill to work for. Usually it is about two minutes for every hour you spend working on your body.

The Side Lunge

Another great workout for quads is to do side lunges. Lunges work the front and side quads which are located on the front of the thighs. To do side lunges you will need to lie on your back with your right knee bent. Next raise your right heel up so your knee is bent and lift your left foot. Do a slow controlled movement until your thighs are parallel with the floor.

The Standard Swing

The last workout for legs I will discuss is the standard swing. This workout is also very popular with women. It works the hip flexors which are located in the back of the thigh. Swing your arms around so you are at the halfway point of your swing. You will want to focus on swinging back slowly but forcefully so you can work the hip flexors.

As you can see there are many different exercises you can use to workout your legs. The key is finding the ones that fit your lifestyle. If you are going to be standing while doing the exercise, be sure to try to keep your knees straight. If you are going to be squatting, make sure your legs are parallel to the ground throughout the entire range of motion.

Another thing you can do to get strong legs is to add some variety to your exercise routine. There are many different exercises you can do that are not cardio based. For example, you can add some light jogging into your normal workout routine. This will help you to tone up your legs while still burning calories.

Another way to start standing up and move around more is to add a jump squat to your routine. Stand straight with both feet shoulder width apart. Place your right leg forward as you extend your left. Now jump your left leg forward while lifting your right leg. Try to do as many reps as you can.

Final Thoughts

These are just a few of the exercises you can do to workout your legs. For best results, take about two minutes each day and you will notice a difference in your appearance. You will be proud to wear that new dress you have been putting off. Good luck with your home workout!

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