If you have been trying to build strength and mobility in your lower body, you might be looking for new exercises that keep you active and get you strong. Squats might feel boring or hard on your knees over time.
Your lower body is important for helping you build total lower body strength. Your hips, legs, and glutes are also important for flexibility, balance, and safety. If you have a strong and flexible lower body, you can prevent back injury as well.
These exercises help you improve your lower body strength, no squats involved.
The glute bridge is one of the most common exercises for the lower body because it can be so effective. Better yet, you can add weights as you perform the exercise, seeing your body improve week after week.
You can perform a glute bridge by lying on your back, feet flat on the floor and knees bent. You will use your muscles, squeezing your glutes, as you lift your bottom off the floor. Your upper body should be in a straight line, your shoulders still on the floor.
The Romanian deadlift is a good exercise for your hamstrings, glutes, and hip adductors. It tightens your bottom and your thighs, giving your back more stability.
Without bending or arching your back, bend your legs slightly. Lean forward and push your bottom backward, feeling tightness in your glutes and thighs. Hinge at your hip. You can make this exercise harder (and more effective) by adding weight.
Walking and running up stairs is a great way to get all your lower body's muscles moving. Plus, stair-stepping or running helps you improve your dynamic movements. You can use a set of stairs or bring out a higher step so that you can improve the exercise's impact on your body.
You also cannot discount the effect of running stairs on your body's cardiovascular health. It really does offer the full package, and it can be done outside for free.
Personal Fitness Plans Can Help You Get Your Desired Results
Are you tired of trying the same exercises time and time again to little avail? It may be time to try a new personal fitness plan. These plans help you focus on different parts of your body or help you lose general body fat.
A fitness journey is personal for each person. Get in touch with a professional today to discuss a personal fitness program.Share