Even though squats are exercises aimed at toning the entire body, they are intense and difficult to perform. For that purpose, we’ve made a list of some other exercises that are easier than squats, but they’re so powerful that they can strengthen and tone your buttock and thighs in a short period of time, same as squats. Let’s take a look:
Begin with the shoulders width-apart and put the hands on the hips and then cross the left leg behind you. Step backward as you lower the right knee toward the floor. Make a pause and press into your left heel while standing and extend the right leg into a side kick. Do it for 60 seconds and then do the same with the other leg. Do 10 repetitions.
Hydrants with leg extension
With the hands and the feet on the floor, bend the knees hip-width apart and then put the wrists over the shoulders. Then, lift the left knee towards the ceiling and extend the left foot to the side. Make sure it’s straightened. Do 2 sets of 10 repetitions.
Stand in front of a chair and put the left foot on it. Then, bring the right knee forward and up and then go back to resting position. Don’t lower the back. At the end, lower yourself back to the floor. Do 20 to 30 repetitions.
Bear plank leg lifts
While in plank positions, place the shoulders above the wrists and then bend the knees slightly and the left knee to 90 degrees. Then, squeeze the glutes and raise the right heel towards the ceiling. Make a pause and then go back to primary position and to the same with the other leg. You need to make 2 sets of 5 repetitions.
Single-leg deadlift with kettlebell
With a kettlebell in your right hand, lift the left foot off the ground and then lean the torso forward while raising the left leg. Make sure that the back is straight. Do 10 repetitions.