One great thing that has come from social media is the popularization of leg day and building a dump truck aka the glutes. Men especially used to be known for skipping leg day and opting for only chest and biceps workouts. Those day are long gone, so let’s talk about 3 leg exercises to level up your next leg workout!
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1: Heel Elevated Goblet Squat
The variation of a classic leg exercise helps us to better isolate the quads. Elevating the heels gives up more of a quad focus and can even help us squat deeper and feels great on the knees. Bonus: holding the weight in front of the torso forces us to work on keeping a vertical torso! Try 3-4 sets of 15-20 reps.
2: KB Sumo Deadlift High Pull
The main thing I love above the exercise is the wide stance. Most of us don’t often use a wide sumo stance, so this position enables us to hit the inner thighs, hamstrings, and glutes from a different angle than normal. I also love the full body nature and the fact that it jacks up the heart rate too! Try 3-4 sets of 15-20 reps.
3: The Ice Skater
This exercise is an essential to me because it gets us moving laterally. As adults once we quit playing sports we stop moving side to side so much. This exercise keeps us athletic, gets some cardio in, trains the glute medius, and most importantly, it looks cool.
I like these in my warm-up or in a cardio piece post weights.
Try 3 sets of 60 seconds.