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A few weeks ago I posted Quick At-Home Arm Exercises. As a follow-up, I thought I would share some quick leg exercises you can do at home. I recommend getting a set up ankle weights to make the exercises a little harder. Work up to 3 sets of 20 or beyond.
Squats – Make sure you keep your back as straight as you can and don’t let your knees go past your toes as this can put too much pressure on your knees instead of on your legs. To make this harder, add in dumbbells.
Wide-leg Squats – Take a wider stance and squat. Hold dumbbells in between your legs to add more weight to your squats.
Side Leg Raises – Lie on your side and lift your leg as high as it can go. I now find these too easy by themselves, so I like to add in ankle weights to add more resistance. Roll over to your other side and repeat.
Kickbacks – Get on all fours and kick back your legs alternating sides. Once again, add ankle weights for more resistance.
Follow these exercises up with the 5-Minute Morning Stretch.