Bodyweight Leg Exercises

How to do Hip Extensions

What are Hip Extensions? Hip Extensions strengthen your core and your leg muscles. Your lower back and abdominal muscles are engaged in the upward and downward movement of your lower body. Your hamstrings (muscles on the backside of your legs) and your gluteals (muscles on your bottom) are also targeted in this movement. This exercise is simple yet effective, and

How to do Single Leg Romanian Deadlifts

What is a Single Leg Romanian Deadlift? Like the Lunge, the Single Leg Romanian Deadlift is a leg strengthening exercises that will develop your balance and coordination. This is a fantastic balancing exercise (I almost lost my balance in this video!). It requires flexibility in your hamstrings (muscle on the underside of your thigh) and your hip complex, so be

How to do a Lunge

What is a Lunge? Like the Body Squat, the Lunge is one of the most basic, useful and fundamental bodyweight exercises for your lower body. It requires balance in both of your legs and flexibility in your hip complex, but it is an effective strengthening exercise. With lunges you exercise one leg at a time, and there are several variations

How to do a Burpee

What is a Burpee? The real question is, what isn’t a Burpee? A Burpee is the Megazord of bodyweight movements. It takes a High Push-Up Position Hold, a Body Squat, a Push-Up, connects them all together, adds a jump in there for extra power, and creates a bodyweight super monster that can stand up to any evil and malicious opponent

How to do a Lateral Crawl

What is a Lateral Crawl? Also called Lateral Bear Crawls, a Lateral Crawl is a full body movement that will shred your core and exercise all the muscles in your arms and legs. This is a simple but effective exercise that provides you with a full body workout. The prerequisite for this movement is the High Push-Up Position Hold, which

How to do a Body Squat

What is a Body Squat? Leg day. Sigh. Admittedly, I used to skip leg day back in college and instead do distance runs of 4-6 miles. Yeah, that’s right. I literally used to run away from leg day and preferred putting in 4-6 miles over doing leg exercises in the gym.  However, these days my preferences have changed. I have

How to do Mountain Climbers

What are Mountain Climbers? Mountain Climbers are one of those exercises that you need to add to your workout regimen. This movement gets your heart pumping, your legs moving, your arms burning and your core aching. This is an excellent conditioning exercise, and will improve your overall functional strength, balance, quickness and agility.  Mountain Climbers are a high intensity movement