Strong quads not only support your back but make you surprisingly powerful. You never know when you may need to kick down a door, so it helps to be prepared (cue leg exercises at home). Start off with jump squats, keep your feet shoulder width apart, your back straight, your arms out in front of you and lower yourself down. Instead of straightening up, jump into the air from your squat position. Cool down with a bit of air cycling. Simply lie on your back and pedal in the air for a duration of 10 minutes.
Hamstring exercises at home require a bit of help from a few household items. Grab yourself something weighted (don’t over exert yourself) and let’s tackle the one-legged dead-lift. Standing feet together and legs straight, lean your torso forward with your left arm reaching for your weight on the floor as your right leg ascends into the air. As you grab and lift the weight, bring your ascending leg back into standing position, and keep your back straight. Alternate legs and arms, then repeat.
If you’re looking for home workouts for small spaces, this is one for you. Plus, calf exercises at home are an easy one if your kids won’t leave your side for a second. Seated calf raises require 1 x child or partner to sit on your lap. With the extra weight in place, begin to lift your calves onto the ball of your foot as you stay in a seated chair position. If you’re home alone, grab a weighted item (a full kettle, a bucket of water – whatever really) and do the same whilst standing.
Inner thigh leg exercises at home are one of those activities you can do while watching a series. Easy and enjoyable. Introducing the inner-thigh circles. Lie on your left side, placing your elbow on the floor and support your head with your left hand. Bring your right leg over your left leg and place your foot flat on the floor in front of your left leg’s knee. Raise your left leg ever so slightly and begin to circle it. Switch side and repeat.
Jeans: the whole reason we’re out here busting our butts – literally. But having a well-shaped derrière means more than that. Your glutes support your quads, so the stronger the better. Your at-home glute workout starts with hip raises. Lying on your back, knees bent, lift your hips up to the ceiling and then lower yourself down again. If that doesn’t do it for you, well see the quads section for jump squats (good ol’ jump squats).