Best Leg Exercises

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How to do a squat:

Stand with your feet slightly more than shoulder-width apart and point your toes forward. Your back should be straight, head facing forward and shoulders relaxed. Place your hands on your hips and bend at the knees until your thighs are parallel to the floor. Hold for a two-count and return to starting position. Perform 20 repetitions.

Lunges (quadriceps, hamstrings, calves, glutes)

Lunges are just as versatile as squats. Add weights for a challenge or lift an exercise ball over your head and then forward as you progress through the lunge. You're working so many muscles that whichever way you decide to lunge, you'll see results quickly. The bonus is that lunges improve balance too!

How to do a lunge:

Stand with your feet about 6-8 inches apart. Take a normal-sized step forward with your right foot. Bend your back leg until your knee touches the ground. As your front leg bends, keep the front heel down and the knee directly over the foot. Keep your back straight and your torso aligned over your hips. Perform 20 repetitions for each leg.