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Basic 8 Leg Workout + Lower Body Stretches

Basic 8 Leg Workout + Lower Body Stretches

Get excited. It’s Saturday, AND it’s leg day.

Photo via Lil Miss Fitness Freak

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.

Basic 8 Leg Workout from Hungry Gator Gal

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. 

Photo via makeameme.org

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!

Questions:

  1. Do you have a favorite type of workout?
  2. What lower body exercises have you been loving lately?

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Get sweaty! Walk The Hills Workout via @Annette Perkins-FitnessPerks

Best Treadmill Workouts for Killer Legs

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! 🙂

2, 4, 6, 8, 10 Workout

Booty Burning Walking Workout

Get-In-and-Get-Out 20-Minute Workout

Walk the Hills Treadmill Workout

 

HIIT Workout

 

Question:

  1. What’s your favorite treadmill workout?

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