Hamstring Curls & Walking Lunges
Hamstring Curls (with stability ball)
Start by lying on your back with the stability ball by your feet, then place your heels on the ball and raise your hips so the body forms a straight line. Engage your core and roll the ball toward you, while squeezing the hamstrings. Then slowly roll the ball away from you by straightening your legs keeping the movement controlled.
Walking lunges are excellent for strengthening and shaping the legs. Begin standing with your feet shoulder width apart and your hands on your hips. Step forward with one leg, flexing the knees to drop your hips. Descend until your rear knee nearly touches the ground. Your posture should remain upright, and your front knee should stay above the front foot. Drive through the heel of your lead foot and extend both knees to raise yourself back up. Step forward with your rear foot, repeating the lunge on the opposite leg. You can add a barbell to your shoulder for an added challenge.