Exercise is a big part of our lives.
We can’t get enough of it.
But we often get so distracted by the physical, it’s hard to focus on the mental aspect of it all.
That’s why we put exercise at the top of our exercise plan, but we often overlook how much it can make you feel better.
This article will walk you through a series of exercises that will help you get your legs moving and your mind and body feeling great, whether you’re doing plyometrics or leg exercises.
The exercises will be simple, but they will give you a leg up on your everyday routine.
Leg exercises are the most important exercise for your lower back and upper legs.
They’re an excellent way to get your lower body moving and strengthen your core and hamstrings.
Here are some basic leg exercises you can do: Stand on a bench with a box, box spring, or box.
Place the box and bench side by side on the floor.
Place your feet flat on the bench and then pull yourself up on the box with your arms.
Bend at the waist and keep your legs straight.
If you’re on a treadmill, hold the box as you stand up and then push yourself up onto the treadmill.
Pull yourself to your feet and repeat.
If your feet are flat on a floor, bend your knees slightly to keep your feet in place.
Repeat this movement.
When you’re at the gym, hold a kettlebell, kettlebell swing, kettle bell, kettle bells, or any other kind of weight for balance.
Stand on your feet with your knees bent and hold a weight between your hands.
Lower your hips back to the ground.
Repeat the exercise with the weight.
Lower the kettlebell on your stomach to keep it from falling.
Stand up with your hands on the ground and keep the kettle bell in your hands and knees.
Repeat with the kettle bells.
Hold the kettle for 30 seconds.
Repeat for a total of three sets of five.
Lower down and repeat the exercise.
For a more challenging exercise, like the one I just mentioned, you can try doing the exercises in a circle.
For example, on the left side of the circle is the kettle and on the right side of it is the box.
Stand with the box in your hand on the middle of the left circle and place your feet on the other side of that circle.
Bend your knees, keeping your knees straight.
Bend the knees and keep them straight.
Reverse the position on the opposite side and repeat on the same side.
You can hold the kettle up for 20 seconds, then lower it to the floor, and repeat for a full five seconds.
Now you can hold a box or kettlebell and do the exercise in a similar fashion.
For more challenging exercises, like that on the second circle, you might choose to use a barbell.
Barbell exercises are an excellent exercise for improving core strength and mobility.
The barbell is a sturdy piece of equipment with a wide base that you can use to hold various objects or weights.
Stand in a tall position and place the barbell on the chest or on a block of wood.
Place both hands on either side of your chest.
Bend and extend your arms to the side of where the bar is resting.
Bend them in a clockwise direction and then back to your original position.
Repeat on the far side of this exercise.
The bottom position is the most challenging because it requires you to keep both your feet firmly on the bar, so you’re moving the bar back and forth in a straight line.
You’ll feel the bar flex and move up and down in a counterclockwise direction.
Lower yourself onto the bar with your feet, keeping the bar as close to the ceiling as possible.
Repeat that for five sets of 10.
Lower back, repeat for 10 seconds.
Stand upright and repeat again.
Lower into a squat position and repeat a total set of 15 reps.
Standing on a squat bar can be a good way to strengthen the muscles of your lower backs and upper backs.
The squat can help you strengthen your abdominals and hamstrings.
If, like me, you’re an active person who likes to run, you could do squats while sitting on the back of a stationary bike.
For this exercise, stand with your legs bent at a 90-degree angle.
Lower each leg into a controlled position.
Bend both knees and lower your chest back.
Repeat all the exercises for 10 sets of 15.
If this exercise is too difficult for you, you may want to do the exercises on a flat bench instead.
That way you’ll feel more comfortable when you try them on your back or back on the side.
When doing the exercise, place the weight on your shoulders, then lift your legs up into the air.
Hold that position for 30 or 60 seconds.
Do it for a whole set of five reps.
Do three sets for 20 reps.
Once you get used to the