Get excited. It’s Saturday, AND it’s leg day.
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Although I’ve been a fan of upper body workouts lately, leg day is still my favorite workout of any week. I was blessed with thunder thighs, so I basically murder them on leg day, whether that’s with heavy weights and low reps or lighter weights and high reps.
The workout below is a good mix of the two.
Video demonstrations for free weight exercises:
Just because the workout is basic doesn’t mean it’s easy.
Photo via The Crescent Skinny
And feel free to blame me for your pain the day after leg day too.
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Do yourself a favor and take a rest day, do yoga or stretch immediately following this workout and the day afterward. Your quads, hamstrings and glutes will thank you.
Shawn Johnson’s Full Stretch Guide (15 minutes) on the Nike Training Club app and this Happy Hamstrings yoga video on YouTube (~ 22 minutes) contain some of my favorite lower body stretches.
Let me know what you think if you try the leg workout and/or stretches. I’d love to know!
- Do you have a favorite type of workout?
- What lower body exercises have you been loving lately?
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Total Body Burnout Circuit Workout
Burnin’ Arms and Legs Circuit Workout
Best Treadmill Workouts for Killer Legs
Running – let’s just say it’s not my favorite type of cardio in the world, especially when it involves the the treadmill. Rowing and cycling are more of my thing.
Some people say, “Oh I love it. I just get lost in my thoughts and keep going and going. It’s a great way to relax.”
Yeah. That’s usually not me. I’m more like drowning in my thoughts…and sweat. I start thinking, “How many minutes are left? Can I run THAT fast for two minutes? Why do my legs feel like tree trunks? What homework is due tomorrow?” . . .
Needless to say, I never imagined I’d be sharing treadmill workouts with you guys. However, these workouts are too fun, tough and booty-busting to keep to myself, the non-runner. They vary in length and intensity, but all are boredom-busters.
Seriously. I highly suggest killing your legs with one of these workouts at least once per week if you want killer legs. (<— Ha!)
Combine one with a strength training session or leg workout if you dare. I promise you won’t be able to rise from a chair without squealing out in pain.
P.S. Be sure to check out my other favorite workouts on the fitness page, which is updated weekly! 🙂
- What’s your favorite treadmill workout?
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Girl Crush + Best Upper Body Workouts
Best At-Home Workouts for the Holidays