For many people building stronger legs is a goal. While weight training can do the trick, calisthenics can also achieve this in a holistic fashion. Calisthenics workouts are natural and don’t just focus on the muscles but on balance and mobility as well. That’s why I recommend it as an alternative to a traditional gym-based approach for leg training.
Calisthenics are great for beginners as they require no equipment and can be done anywhere. They can also be performed with different levels of difficulty as you progress. The following is a simple beginner calisthenics leg workout that will help you build strength, muscle tone and improve flexibility.
All you need for this workout is a pair of comfortable shoes, a bodyweight and maybe a hip circle if you’re a beginner (Discount Code: SUMMER). A hip circle is a great tool to upgrade your ability to neurologically connect with your muscles. It improves your form, increases your stability and enables you to train at a higher level. If you don’t have a hip circle, you can still do this workout by using a low chair or a box.
The jump squat is one of the most effective calisthenics leg exercises that builds strength, tones the thighs and glutes and burns a respectable amount of calories. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and lower yourself into a squat position until your thighs are parallel to the floor. Keep a straight back, a raised chest and a slightly lowered shoulder throughout the exercise. calisthenics legs exercises