The majority of people avoid doing leg exercises as they are boring. But the leg exercises are important as the other body parts. The strengthening of leg muscles helps you to do your everyday activities from walking to standing. In addition, working on the lower body not only has strength benefits, but it also plays an important role in burning calories. The leg and glute muscles are some of the largest muscles in the body, so working on these muscles is great for boosting metabolism and burning calories.
Here is 6 minutes workout which will bring new life to legs
Squat impacts on 256 muscles of your body and majority of them are lower body muscles. This exercise can become more effective when it is practised with a barbell. To practise barbell squat, first set the bar on a rack just above shoulder level. Then load a bar with weight and following this step under the bar and place the back of your shoulders. Hold on to the bar using both arms at each side and lift it off the rack by first pushing with your legs and at the same time straightening your torso.
Step away and position your legs using a shoulder-width. Keep your head up at all times and maintain a straight back. This will be your starting position. Begin slowly, lower the bar by bending the knees and sitting back with your hips as you maintain a straight posture with the head up. Go down until your hamstrings are on your calves. Begin to raise the bar as you exhale by pushing the floor with the heel or middle of your foot as you straighten the legs and extend the hips to go back to the starting position.
Barbell split squat
This exercise is more effective on legs as the weight lies only on the one leg. To practise this exercise, place the barbell on back of shoulders and grab barbell to sides. Stand with feet far apart one foot forward and other foot behind. Following this squat down by flexing knee and hip of the front leg. Permit heel of the rear foot to rise up. And the knee of rear leg bends till it makes contact with the floor. Return to original standing position by extending hip and knee of forwarding leg.
Single leg deadlift
The single-leg deadlift strengthens hip muscles. It also allows the muscles of the hips and legs to act as stabilizers. To practice this exercise, hold a dumble in one hand, hanging to the side. Stand on one leg, on the same side that you hold the dumble. Keeping that knee bent, perform a stiff-legged deadlift by bending at the hip. Lowering the kettlebell till it parallels to the ground and then return to the position.
Box jumping helps leg and core muscles to contract very quickly so you can generate maximum force with each leap. This exercise will take your fitness level to some different level.