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!
Do 25 or 50 on each side.
Knock out 50 or 100 for amazing leg strength.
Muscles Worked: Quadriceps, glutes, hamstrings.
A quick one for your lower legs.
Kick ’em back for nice glutes!
Muscles Worked: Glutes, hamstrings
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!