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.
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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.