7 Easy Lower-Body Exercises That Melt Fat

7 Easy Lower-Body Exercises That Melt Fat

1. Jump Squats

A plyometric workout called jump squats includes leaping quickly upward from a squatting position. According to WebMD, this exercise gives you a great full-body workout by working your quadriceps, hamstrings, glutes, calves, and even your abs. Additionally, the high intensity of the exercise increases calorie burn.

2. Jumping Lunges

The tough jumping lunge works your quads, glutes, hamstrings, and calves while including lunges and plyometric movements (jumping). It's a great lower-body exercise. Additionally, the rapid-fire leaping motion raises your heart rate and metabolic rate to aid with fat reduction.

3. Butterfly Squats

The National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) describes butterfly squats as a special form of the standard squat that targets the inner thighs, quads, glutes, and hamstrings. This is a top-notch exercise that will burn fat and give you lean, toned legs.

4. Good Mornings

According to MasterClass, the "good morning" is a lower back and hamstring exercise that targets your glutes to build lower-body strength and improve posture. Additionally, this low-impact exercise will aid in fat and calorie burning.

5. Curtsy Lunge Pulses

According to Sworkit, the curtsy lunge pulse is a lunge variation that works the glutes, hamstrings, and quadriceps. This exercise can improve your balance and coordination, tone and shape your legs, burn fat, and add lean muscular mass.

6. High Knees

High knees are an aerobic exercise that strengthens your leg muscles and aids in fat burning.

7. Bulgarian Split Squats

The Bulgarian split squat is a strenuous workout that requires you to stand on a bench or other high surface with one foot ahead and the other behind you. According to the NASM, they are a great supplement to any lower-body workout because they will target your quadriceps and glutes. Additionally, the increased intensity will speed up your metabolism and fat loss.

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