One of the best and surest ways to fall off your fitness routine is boredom. When you’re tired of the same old routine, you feel unmotivated and just stop altogether. Squats definitely are a popular lower body move, but they get old pretty fast – especially if you’re doing the 100 squat challenge that’s happening all over social media right now. But just because you’re over squats doesn’t mean you need to neglect your quads and booty. Instead, just try these three lower body moves instead.
Fitness trainer, Whitney Thielman, is all about working your butt thighs and hips, and there’s no shortage of lower body moves to do just that. Here are three of her faves.
We’re all familiar with the traditional lunge that takes a step forward. This reverse lunge is the same move, except you step behind you. Remember to keep your shoulders and chest tall and zip up through your abs.
Stand tall with both feet firmly planted and hip width apart. Then, with a dumbbell in each hand, lower weights by pushing hips back. Remember to keep your back straight but with a slight bend in the knees. Be sure to keep the dumbbells close to your shins as you move down.
Single leg glute bridge
This is a perfect move when you don’t want to disturb your neighbors. Just lie on your back, with bent knees and feet flat on the floor, hip width apart. Lift one leg straight up in the air, while lifting and lowering yourself. Remember to switch to the other side and repeat.