Daily Fit 4/4/19: How To Get Strong Legs Fast

how to get strong legs fast


Wellness Tip Of The Day: Do single leg deadlifts to strengthen and tone the backs of your legs.​

How To Do Them: Stand with your feet hip-width apart and your hands on your hips. Shift your weight onto your right foot and bend your left leg in front of you with your knee at hip-height. Fire your right glutes as you hinge forward slowly at the hip joint, reaching both hands toward the ground as you extend your left leg straight out behind you. Pause there, and then return to standing. That’s one rep. Complete 10-15 reps on each side. For added resistance, hold your free weights of choice in your hands reaching toward the floor throughout the exercise.

Why They Work: The standard deadlift is already one of our go-to exercises because it’s incredibly effective in engaging your core, glutes and hamstrings. It’s also a highly functional movement — you have to lift things in your daily life, so this exercise helps condition your body for those real moments and avoid injury when the time comes. Then, when you add standing on one leg to the mix, you integrate a major balance challenge and work all of the smaller stabilizer muscles along the inside and outside of your standing leg. You also increase the core work involved. The result? A total-body move that helps you in every way. [Swirled]

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