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While calf raises work your lower legs, forward lunges will work your upper legs. To do forward lunges, stand with your knees 6 inches apart and your toes facing forward. Step out 2 - 2.5 feet with one foot and then lower your body straight down until both of your knees are at a 90-degree angle. Then stand back up and repeat. Click here for a demonstration.
Work that Core
Besides sit-ups, there are numerous other exercises you can do that will work on your core, which is your lower back and abdomen region. Also, an exercise that is vital, yet overlooked, is stretching. Just 15 minutes a day is great exercise. Check out various stretches by clicking here.
This article was reviewed and approved by Joe Downie, Certified Personal Trainer and Fitness Coach.