There’s good reason behind the adage “Never Skip Leg Day”. The muscles in your legs are some of the biggest in your body, which means that working out your lower body helps you to burn more calories and fat. Additionally, having well-rounded strength helps to prevent injuries and reduce back pain. Add these great lower body moves to your routine to strengthen your calves, quads, hammies and buns.
Though a static movement, this traditional yoga pose will get your quads burning quick! Bend your front knee to 90 degrees, keeping your knee aligned over your ankle. Open your hips and extend your arms, gazing over your fingertips as you sink in to the pose. Hold for 30-60 seconds, and repeat on the other side.
Research has shown that exercising with a partner increases your motivation and helps you work harder, while also making your workouts more enjoyable. Sound good? Try these exercises with a partner and you’ll both get a great burn on. Continue reading
Just because you can’t be loud doesn’t mean you can’t get a great workout in. Try these quiet moves, and you’ll have no angry neighbors banging on your door. We promise.
Kettlebell Swing // Soho Strength Lab Dumbell/Kettlebell Power Lab
The kettlebell swing is a great multitasking move that will improve strength while also spiking your heart rate. To perform this move, keep a loose grip on your kettlebell and keep your legs about hip width apart. Bring the kettlebell between your legs, hinging at the hips. Next, swing the kettlebell upwards, using your hips to generate the momentum.