Most women stick to lunges and squats when working their leg muscles. However, over a period of time, sticking to the same exercises can get tiring and boring. If you are looking for a change, here is an overview of the most effective leg exercises for women:
For this exercise, you have to start by standing straight and then extending your arms straight, parallel to the ground. Now, raise your right leg hold it for a moment. (Movement A) You should push your hips back and try to lower your body as much as you can comfortably. (Movement B) Pause for a moment and then push yourself back to the initial position.
Dumbbell Split Jump
For this exercise, you will need dumbbells. Grip a dumbbell in each hand and extend your arms to your sides, at arm’s length. Make sure your palms are facing each other. Now, stand in a staggered posture where your left foot is in front of the right. From your standing position, lower yourself into a split squat. (Movement A) Switch directions quickly and jump with a force which allows you to propel both your feet off the floor. (Movement B) Repeat, and then alter back and forth with every repetition.
Farmer’s Walk on Toes
This is one of the simplest yet best leg exercises for women. Grab a pair of weighty dumbbells and hold them at arm’s length at your sides. Next, raise your heels and then walk forward for a minute.
Reverse Dumbbell Box Lunge – By Way Of Forward Reach
For this exercise, stand on a six-inch step or box, and hold a pair of lightweight dumbbells at your sides. (Movement A) With your right leg, step backwards into a lunge as you lean forward at your hips, and attempt to reach towards your feet. (Movement B) Now, reverse the whole movement and return to your starting position.
Single-Arm Kettlebell Swing
For this exercise, grab a kettlebell via an overhand grip and hold it out in front of your waist, at arm’s length. Next, bend your knees and hips and lower your torso, until it forms a 45o angle to the ground. Afterwards, swing the kettlebell (but don’t be too fast) between your legs. (Movement A) Keeping your arms straight, thrust your hips forward, set your knees straight, and swing the kettlebell up towards your chest while you gradually rise to a standing position. (Movement B) Now, squat back down while again swinging the kettlebell from between your legs. Swing the weighted item back and forth forcefully.
So, these are the most effective leg exercises for women you should definitely try.