Sumi's Favorite Lower Body Exercises - Videos

How To Perform the Squat

No leg day is complete without the squat. It’s frequently called the “King of Exercises” because it works the whole body—not just the legs. Every muscle has to work when you squat with a barbell or other weight. The exercise builds and shapes fantastic looking legs and a fuller, harder, rounder butt; an asset for both women and men. There’s a persistent myth that squats are bad for your knees. While poor form...

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How To Perform A Straight Leg Deadlift

Leg day is never complete until you’ve done something to strengthen your hamstrings, and one of my favorite exercises for the back of the legs (hamstrings, butt, and lower back) is the straight leg deadlift. I can’t count how many times someone has asked me: “what can I do to build and shape my butt?” The straight leg deadlift is one of the right answers to this question, so get after it in the gym or at home,...

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How To Perform A Calf Raise

There’s a lot to accomplish on leg day, but one muscle group that you should plan to include is the calves. Click the screen above if you haven’t already seen my video demonstration of this exercise! Muscles worked: The calf raise is an exercise that works the calves (hence the name) and can be performed virtually anywhere. The lower half of our legs tends to be on display during the warmer months, and well-sculpted calves...

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