Discover The 5 Best LAB Exercises

LAB exercises have many benefits, since they not only tone three main areas, but they also correct spinal issues and improve posture.
Discover The 5 Best LAB Exercises

Last update: 13 August, 2018

LAB exercises (legs, abs, buttocks) are perfect for fitness enthusiasts and those who want to tone their abs and lower body. These exercises work the legs, abs, and buttocks. In addition, they’re a great and effective way to tone and strengthen the aforementioned muscle groups.

What’s more, LAB exercises target your glutes, calf muscles, abductors, and quadriceps. Furthermore, they improve blood flow, as well as your resistance.

Beginning LAB exercises

This type of workout can be done anywhere and without any excuse! You can do the exercises at the gym, at the park with friends, or simply at home. It’s a good idea to use the right sportswear and to wear something that’s comfortable.

Before starting with this set, it’s very important to warm up for at least five minutes. Take a jog in the park, stretch, or get on the treadmill to warm up your muscles before working out.

LAB exercises

Step workout for your legs and glutes

Step exercises tone, slim, and reshape your legs and glutes. What’s more, they help your cardiovascular system to work more effectively. These are basic exercises but you can try some variations once you’ve gained a little more experience.

woman's legs stepping on an exercise step

Step exercises are done using a bench, if you don’t have a step. You can also use stairs. These exercises involve lifting your right foot, then the left, and bringing both feet down at the same time. At first, you should reduce the height of the step and add gradually add to it.

Abdominal and leg exercises

This exercise combines two very important zones: your abs and your legs. To do it correctly, lie on your back with your arms extended on the floor, and make sure you keep your back against the floor.

woman doing bicycle crunches living room LAB exercises

To do this exercise, bend your knees and bring them into your chest. You should feel your abs working. It’s crucial that your lower limbs stay in the starting position.

In these LAB exercises, when you lower your legs back to the floor, you will work your lower and upper abdominals. To change things around, you can cross your legs, this will work your obliques.

Calf exercises

To have toned legs and slender calves, you’ll need to do calf exercises.

A simple way to do this is by putting your hands on a table and raising one leg–keeping it bent. Next, come up onto your toes with the other leg. Lower yourself and repeat this on both legs, for the same number of times.

women's legs doing calf raises at gym

It’s important to keep your posture in mind while doing this exercise. Refrain from bending your torso forward to avoid straining your back and instead, work your lower back. You can add on weight as you progress.

Deep squat: a LAB classic

To start this type of squat, stand with your feet shoulder-width apart. They should be facing forward, and your torso and head should be in a neutral position.

Next, bring your hips back as if you’re about to sit on a chair. Then, make sure your knees do not go over your toes. Finally, stand back up by bringing your hips forward.

This type of squat is ideal for activating and toning your glutes at the same time. In addition, it has many variations that you can choose from according to your fitness level. Squats are ideal for LAB workouts.

Thigh exercises using your body weight

This thigh exercise is very simple and targets a part of the body that many women find challenging. The best part is that you won’t need any extra weights. You’ll only need your own body weight.

First, stand with your legs apart, with your feet planted on the ground. Next, place all of your weight on one leg. Then, repeat on the other leg. Make sure to keep your back straight throughout this exercise.

This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.