Most of us just want to have six pack abs, massive biceps, etc. Lower body workout mostly overlooked. Since we don’t usually show our lower body, we don’t need to work them, that’s the common thought of many people. But that’s really a big misconception. Many bodybuilders and fitness trainers give equal importance to lower body workout as they give to upper body workout. And in calisthenics you are nothing if you don’t have strong lower body. This is the reason I’m gonna list some exercises you can do to increase your lower body strength. These are all bodyweight exercises, if you want to add extra resistance you can use some free weights. But before you that you need to master the basic form first. So let’s get started with the list.
This is one of the basic exercises. Stand straight and then go down slowly as if you are sitting on a chair. Get down until your hips are parallel to the floor and then get back up. You can use barbell to increase resistance and then add weights as you master it.
These are good exercise for hamstrings and glutes. Extend your right leg as far as you can such that your left knee is perpendicular to the floor and right hip parallel to the floor. Now bring your right leg back to the standing position without moving your left feet. You can use dumbbells to add resistance.
03. Frog jumps
This is a cracker exercise. All you have to do is just sit down like a frog with your hands in front of you. Then you have to jump as high as you can. It sounds easy but it is way harder a than it sounds. Once you do it you’ll become fan of it.
02. Jumping Lunges
It’s an upgraded version of lunges. You have to do basic lunges but there is a twist. When you get back up you have to jump and switch legs midair and get into the position for lunges from other leg.
01. Pistol Squats
It’sthe hardest version of squats. It’s basically squats with one leg and one leg extended in front of you. It is one of the most difficult bodyweight exercise. And when i say it i mean each and every bodyweight exercises included.
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