7 Leg Strengthening Exercises ...

Your legs hold up your entire body weight. It is important that they can do the job without sustaining injuries along the way. Whether you are an athlete or a person who works out for the health benefits, it is crucial to have a strong lower body. Here are 7 exercises to strengthen your legs.

1. Lunges

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With one simple move, you can work all the muscles in your legs. To begin, stand with your feet about shoulder-width apart. Take a big step forward with your right foot. If you have weak knees, then take a small step forward. Move your body down (as an elevator would) so that your two legs form a right angle at the knees. Keep the knees of the front leg behind the toes. Return back up to the starting position using your leg muscles. Do 3 sets of 30 repetitions for each leg. When doing this exercise, remember not to move in a forward motion like an escalator.

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