It’s not a secret, everyone hates leg day. And if you don’t then you might have gotten the secret to enjoying them way earlier.
A simple chat with members of your local gym you’ll quickly find out that most people dread leg workouts and just normally concentrate on upper workouts. It’s understandable because it comes with excruciating pain and very slow results. But leg workouts don’t need to be this frustrating.
Below are a few simple exercises that will make you enjoy leg workouts.
The goblet squat works all the major muscle groups of the lower body, including the quadriceps, glutes, hamstrings, and calves. The good thing about them is they don’t hurt so much the next day.
Seated Dumbbell Calf Raise
Just like the goblet squat, Seated Dumbbell Calf Raise makes leg day easy.
How it’s done:
- Put a weight plate on the floor and rest your toes on it whilst sitting on a bench.
- Place a dumbbell on your knee, your right hand holding the handle whilst your left-hand holds the top.
- Lift up your toes as high as possible. Pause, then lower it back onto the weight and repeat.
Banded Lateral Walk
Another way you can do leg day without so much pressure.
Place a mini resistance band a few inches above ankles, and stand with feet hip-width apart, knees slightly bent. Maintaining a tight core, step left foot out to the side, followed by right. That’s one rep. Do three or four sets of 10 to 12 reps per side, then rest for 30 to 60 seconds and continue onto your next move. (Remember: You’re doing seven or eight total.)
Standing Calf Raises
Set the calf raise machine to your height. Stand on the machine with your toes facing forward and your shoulders rested under the machine’s pads.
Here are more workouts: