Leg strength, power, & muscle mass is really important as we age.
Unfortunately most people don’t do a good job of working on this.
This leads to a whole host of performance & general quality of life issues that could be easily avoided.
Here are two exercises that cover a lot of your lower body training basics.
1) Squat – Primarily trains the quads, but will also work the glutes, hamstrings, adductors, and calves to some extent.
2) Hinge – Primarily trains hamstrings, glutes, and lower back.
If you have a set of dumbbells at home, doing just 1 set of each exercise for enough reps so that it gets hard everyday or every other day, would make a huge difference in your leg strength, flexibility, and function as you age.
Little bits of exercise make a huge difference.
Don’t make the excuse of not having time or not knowing what to do.