5 Killer Bodyweight Leg Exercises That Require No Gym

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5 Bodyweight leg exercises


For those of you who have read some of my other content on health & fitness, you will know that I am a big fan of bodyweight workouts!

They are awesome and if done correctly, can have a really good impact on your strength, fitness and physique.

Another added benefit about bodyweight exercises is that they can be done literally anywhere!

Your bedroom, your hotel room, the local park, an open parking space, you name it! There really is no room for any sort of excuse when it comes to bodyweight training.

5 Killer Bodyweight Leg Exercises That’ll Make You Strong

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In this post I have put together 5 of the best bodyweight leg exercises that you can do anywhere and implement easily into any workout.

They can be done by beginners and by more advanced fitness lovers.

Having a strong lower body helps you in so many different aspects of life.

Running, jumping, walking and climbing, just to name a few.

So it’s important that we NEVER skip our lower body workouts!

Here are 5 bodyweight leg exercises that’ll increase your strength and get you in shape!

Bodyweight Squats

Bodyweight squats are first on the list, and are an exercise that everyone should try and master.

If you ask any fitness fanatic which hand few bodyweight exercises they recommend to anyone, then they will always mention bodyweight squats.

Squats are a highly efficient exercise, and have many benefits such as:

  • Increase hip strength.
  • Improve anterior core strength.
  • Increase hip range of motion.
  • Squats reverse the effects of prolonged sitting.
  • Squats are a fat burner.

How to do the perfect squat?

Split Lunges

Split lunges, also known as jumping lunges, are a great alternative to the normal, static lunge.

Some of the benefits include:

  • A really good cardio workout.
  • Improve lower body strength and power.
  • Challenges dynamic stability and coordination.

How to do the split lunges?

Glute Bridge

Another really effective lower body exercise one needs to do is a glute bridge.

Some of the benefits include:

  • Tones the glutes and hamstrings.
  • Works the core.
  • Improves strength in lower back.
  • Increases hip muscle strength.

How to do a glute bridge?

Bulgarian Split Squat

The Bulgarian split squat is a single leg exercise that targets your quads, hamstrings and glutes.

This bodyweight exercise really does test your balance, and works not only your lower body, but also your core.

Some of the benefits include:

  • Improves balance.
  • Increase strength in your quads, hamstrings and glutes.
  • Improves knee strength.
  • Reduces muscle imbalance.

How to do a Bulgarian split squat?

Step Ups

Step ups are another really good bodyweight exercise which can be done anywhere. All you need is a bench, solid chair or high step.

Some of the benefits include:

  • Improve symmetry and balance.
  • Develop explosive leg power.
  • Increase squat strength.

How to do a step up?


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