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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. 

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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!


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

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Visiting Georgetown

Visiting Georgetown

I finally made it to Georgetown Cupcake (a.k.a. D.C. Cupcakes) while touring the area on Saturday!

Are you going to watch Tuesday’s TLC premiere with me?

Even the packaging was adorable. I think the box was cute but classy.

Pictured clockwise from top left corner: chocolate 2, pumpkin spice (seasonal), PB fudge and red velvet

It was a gloomy day in D.C., but the sweet little treats certainly lived up to their TV reputations. I’ve never tasted such moist cupcakes!

What did you do this weekend?