8 Simple At-Home Shoulder & Leg Exercises

Workouts are fun but more importantly working out is important to make sure that your mind stays fresh, the body remains fit and your stress levels stay as low as possible.

 

In today’s time not everyone has the luxury of time to head to the gym post work or get up early to beat the clock and fit in a workout schedule (Yes, sleepy heads this one is for you!) With a plethora of fitness equipment available for rent, working out at home is no longer an option for the rich but a convenience for all.

 

If you have ever trained in a gym or spoken to a trainer you’d know the emphasis made on working out your legs, as they form the basis of a strong lower body and add to your core strength. Alongside, shoulders to provide the strength to keep increasing the weights.

 

So we decided to list out few simple shoulders and legs workout that you could easily carry out from the comfort of your home with just a set of dumbbells.

 

  1. Shoulder
    1. Overhead raise

      Dumbbell overhead press at home

      credits: www.weighttraining.guide

      Hold the two dumbbells at shoulder level with palms facing forward. Push one dumbbell up till elbows reach a locking position. Lower your arm after a short pause and repeat for the other arm.

    2. Lateral raise

      Dumbbell lateral raise at home

      credits: www.weighttraining.guide

      While standing up, hold the dumbbells in each of your hands with your palms facing each other. Raise your arms till they are almost parallel to the ground. Lower your arms to the initial position after a short pause.

    3. Front raise

      Dumbbell front raise at home

      credits: www.weighttraining.guide

      Hold the dumbbells in each of your hands in front of your thighs while standing up with palms facing towards your body. Raise your arms to shoulder level till they are almost parallel to the ground. Lower your arms to the initial position after a short pause.

    4. Shrugs

      Dumbbell shrugs at home

      credits: www.workoutlabs.com

      In standing position hold the dumbbells in each of your hand in front of your thighs with palms facing your body. Raise the dumbbells straight up by raising your shoulders. Lower back to the initial position after a short pause.

  2. Legs
    1. Squats

      Dumbbell squats at home

      credits: www.workoutlabs.com

      Hold one dumbbell with both the hands in front of your thighs. Lower your body by bending your knees till they almost form a 90-degree angle. Remember to keep your upper body still throughout.

    2. Lunges

      Dumbbell lunges at home

      credits: www.workoutlabs.com

      Keep your one leg forward and another leg back while holding the dumbbells in each of your arms with palms facing each other. Lower your body till your knees form 90  degree angles, and return back to initial position after a short pause.

    3. Side lunges

      Dumbbell side lunges at home

      credits: www.workoutlabs.com

      While standing up, hold each of the dumbbells in your hands placed at the side of your thighs with palms facing each other. Take a wide step sideway till your knees form a 90-degree angle, and bring back to the initial position after a short pause. Keep your back still throughout.

    4. Toe Raise

      Dumbbell toe raise at home

      credits: www.workoutlabs.com

      Hold the dumbbells in each of your arms with palms facing each other. Raise your heels by applying force on your toes and lower it back after a short pause. Make sure to keep rest of your body still throughout.

 

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