New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, More posts from the bodyweightfitness community. We are going to have separate topics on explosive movements like jumping and sprinting, but feel free to discuss them here too. A single leg decline version with a straight body and arms overhead would be the hardest version, here is an illustration. Article by Brad Schoenfeld, related advice by Joshua Naterman. New: one leg sissy with some wall assist, partial range. This image explains the problem with true single leg matrix squats. You're going to want to minimise the help you actually give yourself with your hands and try to focus on getting your weight over your base of support and pushing through your heel - you could even use a partner for assistance, Pistol Negatives - Focussing on slowing down the eccentric, especially when your hips are below your knee, Rolling Pistols - Use the momentum from rolling forwards from the ground, I suggest learning to roll up into a close squat if you plan on doing this one well, Elevated Pistol Squat - You don't have to raise the non-working leg as high of the ground, which can help you get the action while you focus on all the other bits, Counterbalanced Pistol Squat - Holding a weight out in front of you can make this exercise easier despite the added load by moving your centre of mass forwards over your base of support, Pause Pistol Squat - Simply adding a pause to the bottom of each rep can make this exercise much harder by taking away the elastic potential of the muscles, requiring you to generate much more force from the bottom of the action. New: leg human flag curl, not very practical but challenging and creative. Explosive training, like jumping single leg squats, broad and high jumps, sprinting etc. At the time I did not know of the natural one leg press and many of the hardest variations had not been done. Shoulders and feet elevated single leg hip thrusts are the hardest glute isolation I know of, but it's not very challenging since the glutes are often the biggest and strongest muscle of the body. Illustrations of the missing variations: super deep two legs, assisted single leg, real single leg here. You modulate resistance with your leg. Sprinter stepups are great for quad/calf development and developing explosive leg power, It's also pretty easy to hold something heavy while doing them to increase tension. Yep, this isn't a bad version of assisted either, it is the one included in Convict Conditioning. Run 1 mile. The strap quad blasters are all about quad strength and some connective tissue conditioning to avoid feeling discomfort because of the shearing forces, if your straps are set correctly there are no balance or mobility requirements at all. Whether you’re trying to get or stay fit from home, we could all use another bodyweight routine. I can do the intermediate shrimp (from Ido Portal's variations) for reps. Intermediate shrimps are significantly easier than advanced ones in my experience, but they are a good progression towards the two hand level. Personally, I've trained a few people to do pistol squats before, as I think they're an excellent exercise. Muscles Involved: Primary: Glutes / Quadriceps. Walking lunges for 1/4 mile. Compared to the link below, the range is slightly less, but no support from a hand holding a pole, and maybe less ergonomical because of the improvised alternative to inversion boots. For now I'm just doing GHRs because they're hard. An interesting addition to a true minimalist routine could be ring deadlift isometrics, with wrist straps to eliminate grip limitations, with these you could also potentially challenge the spinal erectors long term. Or just a strap for squats and deadlifts and good mornings etc. I haven't highlighted lunges because they simply aren't hard/intense enough. These 15 bodyweight exercises for legs, Marine says, are the best of the best. Proof of concept for an assisted single leg version. The exercises in the "Other Exercises" category don't have much room for progression and/or are isolation exercises, and thus aren't recommended to be the main lower body progression for you program. Use your hands to assist to build up to this variation, Advanced Variation - Keep the glutes engaged to keep the hips open (extended) and lower your body to the ground in a straight line before curling yourself back up. Here is the list of the leg exercises requiring the most strength, a few of them also require balance and mobility. Had to link myself again since I could not find anything similar on youtube, it feels as hard as a pistol squat with +40% bodyweight. Update: you can avoid this problem without twisting to the side but you still need some lean and a lot of caution to avoid knee damage. New: unassisted one leg sissy partial concentric and full negative. That's just a guess until I find more info. New: one leg Nordic curl with some hip bend during the ascent, another guy. The hardest version is the Ido Portal shrimp. A super deep version of this would be one of the hardest or the hardest quad exercise without added weight or friction. With smooth wood it may be easier than freestanding sissy squats, but on less smooth surfaces it can be harder. Why no love for lunges? ... Schwarzenegger posted the full breakdown to Reddit ... (keeping your legs straight), then twist 90 degrees to the left. For compound glutes and quads, the deficit natural one leg press with a very high friction surface. Not easier to balance than unassisted, but requires a lot less strength. They also lead really well into a few great explosive skills and plyometric skills. But strong and powerful legs can also be attained by using only your bodyweight!. They definitely hit the hamstrings hard, and are a good compliment to pistols. Even unweighted it's harder than pistol squats. Turning squat jump: 3 x 10-16 repetitions. are also useful to periodize/integrate in a leg routine, thanks u/ImmodestPolitician for the suggestion. Inversion/gravity boot squats, these are a hamstring curl actually and the two leg version is not super hard, but imagine doing it with a straight body (by fully extending the hips), it would be like an upside down version of the Nordic curl. Video, post with discussion, Naterman's safety advice. Cookies help us deliver our Services. 1.8m As an assistance, they would also do one of: Most have gotten a counterbalanced pistol on the ground in 8-12 sessions (they could already do a proper goblet squat with maybe 25kg). Luckily, I have a decent ankle mobility, so strength is the main limiting factor for me. I am posting this cause some bw exercises require a partner or some "special" kind of set up so might be unavailable to some. I recommend using them as a progression to GHRs. Horizontal shin leg extensions. Any help would be much appreciated. Enough padding for the knees and the feet where they are anchored in Nordic curls, so that the kneecaps can move freely, and for the calves in strap leg extensions, and using stable and robust places to anchor yourself, you need an anchor point that can support hundreds of pounds/kilograms. As a guess for now, try seeing if your ankles are too much supinated, meaning that they shift your weight too much outside. The hardest leg exercise currently unlocked, at least when done on that surface with high friction. You can do either or both, find what helps you learn the squat best. Kit Laughlin on Single Leg Squat Progressions, Al Kavadlo on Squatting Variations video and an article. I found that it really helped me develop my chambering for kicks and the ability to drive with the hips. One question though: in the "things to be careful about" you talk about the specific issue of "knee valgus". What do you guys do for your legs? Exact demonstration of Ido's version. Do note, that in this video, he isn't keeping strict form and is piking at the hip, Calf Raises can be done on the ground or on a raised surface for extra range of motion, I'd definitely recommend the latter, They can be done either of these ways with both legs or one leg, T-Nation on The Answer for Massive Calves [2]. That's +70% BW! On that note, we will have another topic discussing how to integrate barbell lower body training into your program. Sure there are variations and angles you can do, but they aren't so much a direct harder progression as just thematic variation. What are people's thoughts on natural leg curls (harop curls) and do you think they should be incorporated along with pistol squats to ensure rounded leg development? The exercises should be rendered more difficult by using the corresponding progressions listed under them. Not really more challenging for the quads and glutes compared to pistols and sissy squats, but active mobility at end range is also a form of strength. Thanks. Video link. New: one leg inverted pistol squats to 90° knee. New: 5 elevated repetitions with the wall in front and not by the side. This kind of training is not recommended for sole use but no harm in occasional use. :). Our exercise wiki on learning the basic squat. (a possible name is leg extension lever). I think it has unexplored potential, there probably are already good resources on isometric training but the new part would be combining them with these hard leg exercises for a better routine. Very practical since you can reasonably get maximum knee flexion without balance or mobility being a problem. The only difference is that Ido supposedly starts from the bottom to eliminate the stretch reflex. Bodyweight Fitness is for redditors who like to use their own body to train, from the simple pullups, pushups, and squats to the advanced bodyweight fitness movements like the planche, one arm chin-ups, or single leg squats. This looks deceptively easy but depending on the friction of the surface you use, it can be as hard as a pistol squat with 40% bodyweight on a wooden door with a towel, or 75% bodyweight in the video, even more if there is more friction. Bodyweight works just fine, but adding a band can give you the much needed quad activation you've been searching for. A relatively easy variation worth mentioning: suspended single leg hamstring body curls. Do you by any chance have some info or link that can help on how to best approach leg training? Challenges quads and glutes through a full range of motion. The only thing I can properly do without knee pain is sprints after a long warm-up so that’s the only thing for my legs. I think minimalist leg training has undiscovered potential. New: one leg to parallel with arms overhead. The version shown by the gymnast is harder if a pause at the top is made, since the body is always kept straight, but it needs a high surface to give the body space. Depending on what you're actually trying to achieve with your bodyweight squats, changes how you should approach the form. Update: Any exercises unlocked after this post was submitted are marked as "new". 4-5 sets for each exercise is optimal. Bodyweight Leg Workout. Execution … Bodyweight Fitness is for redditors who like to use their own body to train, from the simple pullups, pushups, and squats to the advanced bodyweight fitness movements like the planche, one arm chin-ups, or single leg squats. Bodyweight Fitness is for redditors who like to use their own body to train, from the simple pullups, pushups, and squats to the advanced bodyweight fitness movements like the planche, one arm chin-ups, or single leg squats. Its a common misconception that if your not putting up massive weights your not doing much and not really growing. You can add more and more decline until you do inverted Nordic curls. At the time I did not know of the natural one leg press and many of the hardest variations had not been done, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=weUDu6oTMWw, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BilrtB6mT8&t=84s. Well I don't know what that is, so link it. Start your fitness journey with our Recommended Routine and wiki. ... Facebook 0 Twitter Reddit 0 Likes. Straight spine and arms overhead would be harder. Or you could divide it up into two days during the training week, where you do the quad-based movements on one day and the hamstring and glute-based movements on the other. Thank you, great post, I did not know about some of the progressions. We have impossible dips and impossible tiger bends for the triceps, and the quads are like the lower body triceps. Box Pistol Squats - Good for making steady progressions in depth of the pistol, as long as you can find enough things of different height to squat down to, Assisted Pistol Squat - Grab something to pull yourself up from the bottom position of the pistol. Box Squat - These first two are interchangeable steps in learning the squat. Bodyweight Leg Exercises. More demonstrations of Ido's form, the guy who did them says he found this version more difficult because of having to reset the tension when the knee rests on a surface at the bottom. New: good form with a bench and a doorframe telescopic pullup bar. I tried it with my straps from the rings, it was quite difficult to balance the body (hip) extension. I'm new here so I'm curious if they were omitted from the list for a reason, and if not then I advocate their use. Bulgarian Split Squat. Also how do they relate to dynamic movements such as jumping and sprinting? Leg presses really hurt and it’s hindering my gains. Great summary and style! New: using monkey bars as an anchor point. New: one leg version, slightly bent body. Super deep kneeling leg extension, arms overhead for the longest lever arm. Stand inside with one leg and do a biceps curl. Full range of motion, the top part can also be done on a park bench, or by fixing the legs to some bench with a strap. It might need some creativity to set up well enough. If you have seen something harder or can record it yourself, please post a link. Thoughts? Run 1 mile. Stand inside with one leg and do a biceps curl. Try Arnold Schwarzenegger's Free 9-Move Home Bodyweight Workout. What are your best cues? Start your fitness journey with our Recommended Routine and wiki. Often done on an apparatus called sissy squat machine/bench/Roman chair squat, or quad blaster. Maybe some years from now if we see that this crap works well, there are a lot of ideas to test first. For proper knee tracking you want the feet to have a good tripod position with the weight equally distributed between the inside toes, outside toes and heel, and the outer glutes (gluteus medius) engaged. Best performance I've seen for now. Not to be confused with how far forward the knee travels over the toes, which is not a problem. Start your fitness journey with our Recommended Routine and wiki. My favorite LEG exercises that you can do during lockdown without any equipment! Excellent for ham/glute/core, and more accessible than natural glute/ham. Knee shearing forces. New: one leg sissy squat from horizontal shin position, 3 reps from mat, one rep with no support at the bottom. This might be the wrong place but I avoid doing legs due to knee pain. New: Kneeling one leg extension. New: deficit natural one leg press, even more strength required and even more dangerous if you try this despite knee problems. The following exercises are hard even with no added weight but of course you can do them weighted if you want. Once you hit 12 reps with these, consider adding extra weight. and the calves will grow. Press J to jump to the feed. I also feel like they're mostly an isolation exercise for the hamstrings which isn't what I'm looking for. Currently I do the following: I take a yoga brick (one can probably do it next to a stack of books, staircase or any raised object. Also showing one of the simplest setups for this exercise. Leg hold: 3 x 10-20 seconds per side. Members. THIS POST IS OUTDATED, HERE IS THE NEW VERSION. Can be done against a pole with the feet pressing into it to avoid sliding. From this comment by u/Jack_n_coke. an excellent video on warming up and progressing to an Advanced Shrimp Squat. I have not seen videos of the real deal so here are some illustrations of how they could look like. There were already videos of this exercise on two legs with a skateboard or single leg with a stability ball, but those are regressions and the concept of doing this while maximizing friction is new so there is still a lot of research to be done about this exercise. If you don't have any spinal issues, spinal flexion can be okay in a bodyweight squat. Note: Naterman told me this is a very dangerous movement and he would not recommend this to anyone. Update: ideas for combining these different approaches. Or start bringing your feet together step by step, rather than straight together. I'm always looking to amp up my bodyweight leg days. The recommendation is because there is simply no bodyweight exercise that comes close to the strength and hypertrophy potential of these two exercises and they are one of the few ways to properly load the muscles around the spine without lots of experience learning advanced bodyweight moves. If you're finding jumping straight from deep squats to close squats is hard, you can do the same progressions you did to get to a squat: assisted and box variations. ... Read our guide on leg workouts you can do at home without weights. Any questions about any lower body exercise or videos/pictures of you performing them are welcome. The progression I used is pretty straightforward: Squat - Butt to ankles paused at the bottom, Close Squat - Butt to ankles paused at the bottom, Lateral Step Up from a deep position, to Negative Elevated Pistol with counterbalance, Same as above, but a pause at the bottom in an active position, Elevated Pistol Squat with counterbalance, Paused Elevated Pistol Squat with counterbalance. The Capoeira Angola player who kicked me did not have extremely developed quads, but because his leg's (and importantly, the hip) momentum was going one way, he was able to lay back pretty damn far and kick me. Repeat as many times as you can endure. If you would rather used tool… And the one leg version seems to be doable, the wall helps with knee stability. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. Only one leg is fixed, the other could be kept as straight as possible and slide during the movement to only provide stability against knee valgus without contributing much in strength. SAME! Submit Bodyweight Dryland Workout – SURGE Strength’s 10 Best Exercises to Reddit Share Bodyweight Dryland Workout – SURGE Strength’s 10 Best Exercises on Pinterest There are plenty of variations on lunges you can do to tweak muscle group activations. I however suffer from knee varas (bowed legs), which gives me trouble with the legs exercises. Previous. Can also be done with dip bars or similar parallel supports, here is a heavily weighted (60kg/132lbs) elevated concentric with some hip bend, it's possible that by squeezing the support hard the arms can assist noticeably. The only thing that has come close to helping is my pilates work. Significantly more knee flexion but slight hip bend. Jumping and sprinting are more quad-dominant exercises and would be more similar to pistols. No amount of foam rolling or massage has helped. I get pain at my patella tendon. There is also a way to make some of exercises dynamic. NYC trainers Evan Betts and Jill Barger are guiding you and your workout partner through a … A lot of info to read and process. The straight body inverted one leg Nordic curl with a full range of motion (hamstring touching the calf) could be the hardest hamstring exercise ever. For the park bench and strap true single leg version, here is an illustration. Hold your legs in an L-sit position, perform a pullup. This six-week bodyweight workout program is designed to help prep your legs for the lower body-intensive sports of the winter, like skiing and skating. There is a focus on engaging the back line of the legs for support, and whenever I think about engaging that, my knees don’t click, grind, or hurt nearly as much. New: one leg inversion boot squats, with a hand holding the pole for stability, not full range but close. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts, Jonathan Ferland-Valois/wandererstraining, 9 reps with the help of the stretch reflex and having the wall by the side instead of behind, so slightly easier, 5 elevated repetitions with the wall in front and not by the side, kneeling one leg extension with slight balance assist, one leg sissy with some wall assist, partial range, door frame assisted concentric and fully elevated negative, unassisted one leg sissy partial concentric and full negative, unassisted full negative and bent hips concentric, another guy who is equally close to a clean repetition, suspended single leg hamstring body curls, Progression steps ending with the arms overhead to parallel version, Extra range of motion on the sissy squat bench, the highest range of motion achievable on the floor, Proof of concept for an assisted single leg version, good form with a bench and a doorframe telescopic pullup bar, Shoulders and feet elevated single leg hip thrusts, ideas for combining these different approaches, Complete guide to Nordic curl setups and progressions, Minimalist setup for Nordic curls and matrix squats using a wooden board and one or two straps, Somewhat outdated analysis of leg exercises and possible minimalist routines. Technically it isn't bodyweight but I've been doing them with my sandbag for the last couple weeks for posterior chain work. 3 full body workouts per week - due to the fact that you'll have upper body movements as well in your sessions, I recommend 4 bodyweight exercises for legs included in each full body workout. Next week we'll be talking about Muscle Ups, so get your videos and resources ready. 2-3 sets of max rep pullups; Core progression; Thursday: Warmup; Pushing Primary x5; Pushing Secondary x5; 2-3 sets of max rep pullups; Core progression; Friday: Warmup; Pulling Primary x5 On the other hand, the exercises I've highlighted have a very clear and lengthy progression that will keep people busy getting stronger for a while. Or there is I guess, it's just held through the whole movement rather than being a dynamic aspect of the movement. If you have a squat rack available you don't need most of these, and with limited weight, even improvised (sandbags are cheap, construction guide by Ross Enamait) you can do weighted single leg exercises (pistol squat, skater squat, split squat, deep step up, hip thrust, Romanian deadlift etc. Progression steps ending with the arms overhead to parallel version. For the shins (tibialis): shin raises with a wall, done with the feet far from it and on one leg. Squats: The lower body dip. Take 1-2 minutes of rest between sets and exercises. Maybe also glute bridges against an immovable resistance. :D If you are in an insanely tight spot(dorm/prison) a beach towel will go a long way. I’m pretty flexible. From a hang with straight arms, pullup while simultaneously bringing the legs up and spin around the bar. The ultimate theoretical exercises requiring zero weights are these: For quad isolation, the real single leg version of the sissy squat, kneeling leg extension, vertical shin (Matrix squat) or horizontal shin leg extension (leg extension lever) with no support from the free leg, straight body, arms overhead for the longest lever arm and using the maximum ROM possible. Pretty cool. From Roye's weight distribution I would not exclude that it was a real static position, but I'll add a note that it could be a half moon kick instead, thanks for noticing. New: One leg and the other knee not supported. Best Bodyweight Leg Workout Takeaway. It is probably a variation of the assisted pistol squat, but I think it is slightly harder, since it is unassisted for the majority of the movement except the bottom part. Some hip bend but a good achievement. Here's last week's Technique Thursday all about Dips (updated links in the post). An assisted single leg version similar to the sissy or a real single leg one with the free leg off the ground like a pistol squat could be possible. A fitting name would be Matrix squats or Neo squats since they resemble Neo's movement in the famous bullet dodge scene. Two different ways of positioning the free leg. I can do a pistol squat with +50% BW but can only do a slow negative of the two hand floor shrimp with no deficit, which is easier, so the advanced shrimp is quite challenging and this explains why there are so few deficit two hand shrimp videos on youtube. Improving strength in the outer glute (gluteus medius), strengthening the foot's arch and increasing ankle mobility (to avoid compensations with pronation where the weight is too much on the inside of the foot, causing the loss of the arch and valgus) make the knee more stable, and support from the free leg (like in Bulgarian split squats and maximally deep step ups) or the hands can be used to reduce the stability requirement. Much better form than I expected to be possible, requires very good bracing with the strap and toes bent and solidly in contact with a wall. Check out 13 great bodyweight leg exercises below, plus how to turn these moves into a full bodyweight leg workout. New: 13 repetitions with reasonably good form, still not perfect but the greatest display of bodyweight hamstring strength I've seen for now. Or just leather belt or beach towel. I think Nordic curls + natural one leg press are complete and practical since they train quads, glutes and hamstrings well together, but for the press I'm not sure what the best progression to achieve it would be, it's a very new exercise. Spinal erectors: reverse hyperextensions, (the back lever or back lever leg lifts are not actually more challenging for the lower back, only for the upper body), but for endless resistance isometric deadlifts or good mornings against something immovable like a rope or towel or bedsheet etc. According to the person executing it knee twisting is not a problem, in contrast to the one leg Matrix squat. You modulate resistance with your leg. I have tried doing it at the park against a metal pole and it can work too, it's just harder to balance with less surface. Arms overhead descending to parallel, this is the hardest possible leverage on two legs but more range of motion would make it harder. Today, we'll be discussing Bodyweight Leg Exercises and and all the variations and progressions. As an extreme version of a laid back meia lua de frente, you can see Mestre Ivan (blue shirt) doing the kick, then descending all the way into a Volta por Cima (Return to the Top), a kind of bridge/side elbow lever roll out [here] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BilrtB6mT8&t=84s). New: one leg to parallel, 3 reps. Another stable setup, with a bench. Knee varus seems to be rare compared to valgus, unfortunately I don't have good info about that but if I find some I'll tell you. Also what about stair workouts? To put it in perspective here’s a hypothetical question for you: How much could Bruce Lee squat? By using our Services or clicking I agree, you agree to our use of cookies. Close Squats - Squat with feet together (or very close) helps practice squatting with a narrow base of support and requires a relatively high amount of ankle flexibility to get down to your ankles. Bodyweight Fitness is for redditors who like to use their own body to train, from the simple pullups, pushups, and squats to the advanced bodyweight fitness movements like the planche, one arm chin-ups, or single leg squats. New: unassisted full negative and bent hips concentric, and another guy who is equally close to a clean repetition. Bodyweight Fitness is for redditors who like to use their own body to train, from the simple pullups, pushups, and squats to the advanced bodyweight fitness movements like the planche, one arm chin-ups, or single leg squats. Eh exercise order is kind of arbitrary. New: very quad dominant one leg squat (after the elevated two hand shrimps). 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