Let’s take a step back to realize how important healthy, strong legs are… They bear the weight of your body, help you walk, run, play sports and lift things on a day to day basis.  Further, strong quadriceps muscles help prevent and treat arthritis in the knees and feet. Large healthy leg muscles also increase your metabolism, so you can burn more calories at rest to help better control your weight.  I will be the first to say that I am thankful for healthy legs, but will also be the first to admit that I do not prefer leg exercises over upper body exercises, may be a guy thing… I don’t know.

So, I am designing this workout with you in mind. Leg exercises aren’t quite as fun, but are probably the most important to do, particularly if you are a runner or spend a lot of time on your feet during the day. Further, strong legs will prevent chronic muscle and bone disorders such as osteoarthritis.  Knock out this 20 minute circuit workout and call it the day!

wall-sitDo 50 reps of each for the 250 Rep Workout or 100 reps of each for the 500 Rep Workout. Rest when you need to. You have 20 minutes to complete this workout!

 

Wood Chop

Do 25 or 50 on each side.

Muscles Worked:Shoulders, triceps, biceps, quadriceps, glutes, hamstrings, core muscles.

Squats

Knock out 50 or 100 for amazing leg strength.

Muscles Worked: Quadriceps, glutes, hamstrings.

Calf Raise

A quick one for your lower legs.

Glute Kickbacks

Kick ’em back for nice glutes!

Muscles Worked: Glutes, hamstrings

Wall Sits

Hold for 200 total seconds to equal 100 reps.

Muscles Worked: Quadriceps, glutes, core muscles.

Nice work! Post your time below to track your time on Facebook and encourage others!

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