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Here are the exercises that we will be doing for this gym leg workout:
1. Barbell Squats
2. Hamstring Curls
3. Cable Kick-backs
4. Bulgarian Split Squats
5. Barbell Straight-Legged Deadlifts
6. Smith Machine Donkey Kicks
Scroll down for picture and video instruction of each move!
Ladies – if you’re anything like my wife you’re all about shapely legs and a perfectly round booty.
Sometimes working out at the gym can be super intimidating – especially when you are not exactly sure what to do.
Over the years we have tweaked things a bit to come to what she feels to be the biggest burn for her time.
Introducing an all-new gym leg workout that is sure to tone and tighten all the right things in all the right places!
This is a great workout for men and women.
WHY USE WEIGHTS IN YOUR WORKOUT?
If you are trying to tone your body, adding weights is the BEST and FASTEST way to do that.
Despite what you may think, women will not bulk up by lifting weights, but instead build lean muscle. I have an article I wrote all about it HERE.
Not only will using weights give you increased strength, but also muscle definition and curves that will make you more toned and tightened.
Using weights will give you serious results that cardio alone cannot.
STRENGTH TRAINING FOR WEIGHT LOSS
Can you lose weight by lifting weights? YES!
Lifting weights not only burns calories and fat, but also tones and builds muscle. When you combine strength training with cardio, your body becomes a weight loss machine.
I recommend strength training 3 times a week and cardio activity 2 times a week.
For example, strength training Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for 60 minutes each time and cardio Tuesday and Thursday for 20-30 minutes.
Mixing cardio and strength training will give you rapid results, when paired with the right diet.
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HIT ALL 3 MUSCLE GROUPS IN YOUR LEGS
For this workout we’ll be focusing on three of the main muscle groups in your legs – your quads, your hamstrings, and your glutes.
We will do 6 exercises total, broken into 2 circuits of 3 exercises each.
Perform all exercises in circuit A prior to moving on to circuit B.
Start with a 5-10 minute warm-up.
Here are some ideas of ways to warm-up at the gym before this workout:
-Jog on the treadmill
-Inclined walk on the treadmill (put it on the highest incline)
1. Barbell Squats – this move works your quads and glutes. Spread your legs slightly wider than your knees/hips for some inner thigh work as well!
1. Bulgarian Split Squat – This move works both your glutes and your quads. Elevate your leg game by elevating your back leg during this lunge/squat motion.
10 Reps (and then on to Exercise 2 – Barbell Straight-Legged Dead Lift)