Leg Weight Exercises for the Busy Mom

If you’re a busy mom, you know how easy it is to get caught up with your daily routine. Finding the time to take a breather and to exercise can seem impossible when you have kids. Thankfully, there are a couple of exercises you can do even while you’re busy. Here are a couple of the best leg weight exercises you can do on even the busiest schedule.

Leg Weight Exercises for the Busy Mom

Squat Jump


This is pretty easy if you like squats or want more of a challenge for your normal workout routine. Stand with your feet about hip width apart, and do a squat. Your hips should be parallel to the floor, and then jump. Try to jump as high as you can, and let your knees bend at a 45 degree angle when you land. Take a second to do a deep squat position and then jump once more. Repeat three or four times before taking a short rest.

Side Lunges


Stand with your feet about twice shoulder width apart. Make sure you’re firmly grounded and keep your right leg straight. Push your hips back and to the left. Bend your left knee and slowly lower your body. Do this until your left thigh is parallel with the floor. Be careful about keeping your feet flat the entire time, and hold the position for two seconds. Return to your starting position and repeat at least four times on either side.

Hip Raise


This exercise requires you to have a little more room, so make sure the area is clear before you start. Lie face up on a mat or a clear area of the floor. Keep your arms at your sides at a 45 degree angle on either side. Slowly raise your left foot flat off the floor with the knee bent. Keep your right leg straight and raise it until it’s in perfect line with your left thigh. Tense up your glutes and push your hips up, and this should elevate your lower back. Hold the position for a few seconds before you return to your starting position. Repeat this exercise on the other leg and repeat as needed.

Drop Lunges


This is similar to other lunges, but your legs will get more of a workout from this one. Stand with your feet hip width apart, and place your hands on your hips. Your chest and eyes should be focused up and keep your shoulders squared. Cross left leg behind your right, and bend both knees. Lower your body until your right thigh is almost parallel to the floor. Return to your starting position and repeat again on the opposite side.

These leg exercises are sure to keep your legs in shape, and only take a few minutes to put into practice. Just make sure the area you’re exercising in is clear.

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