Do this exercise to get a great leg workout in under a minute
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This exercise will really test your legs! If you are looking for something that will give you that extra burn and take your leg endurance to the next level, this is it! What’s great is that all you need is a wall (or thick pole/tree), and you're ready to go!
WHAT MUSCLES WILL WE USE?
Glutes, Quads, Hamstrings, Inner Thighs.
WHY ARE THEY GOOD FOR US?
There are plenty of exercises that challenge your general leg strength (with a contract-relax type of muscle movement), but this one is perfect for building excellent leg endurance with a constant muscle contraction…a different type of muscle fitness!
HOW DO YOU DO THEM?
- Find a wall, pole or tree that can hold your weight.
- With you feet hip width apart, sit back on the wall and create right angles with your knee joint and hip joint. Your knee should be directly above your ankle and create a perfectly horizontal line between your knees and hips.
- With your heels pressing firmly into the ground, try to flatten your entire spine and head against the wall and then start to squeeze your knees outward. This will activate all the right muscles and keep you stable against the wall.
Important : If you are feeling any discomfort in your knees, your feet are most likely too close to the wall. Step your feet a few more inches away from it and really make sure you are baring most of your weight in your heels.
If you’re on a long phone call, this exercise is great to keep your body active! Start with 5 sets of 30sec Wall Sits (1min recovery in between). As you get stronger, build up to 45sec and then 1min.