- Jumping Jacks
- Forward lunges
- High knees
- Lunge kicks
- 180-degree jumps
- Sidestep kicks
- Standing calf raises
- Reverse lunges
- Jump squats
- Side lunges
- Plié squats
Keep reading for a step by step guide with pictures, videos, and descriptions of each of these exercises.
Try it out and let me know what you think.
Equipment needed for this workout:
All that you need is a clear space to work out in (such as a living room or even a hotel room).
In this leg circuit, you’ll perform some of the very best exercises chosen to challenge your legs. This killer leg workout targets your legs from all angles to tone and strengthen your muscles.
Keep reading for descriptions and pictures of each exercise.
30 jumping jacks
30 forward lunges (alternating legs each time- so 15 on each side)
30 high knees (30 each leg; 60 total)
20 lunge kicks (10 each leg, do 10 in a row on the same leg and then switch)
20 180 degrees jumps
30 sidestep kicks (15 each leg)
30 standing calf raises
20 reverse lunges
20 jump squats
30 side lunges (15 each leg)
30 plié squats
(If that wasn’t enough- repeat it again.)
Descriptions of Each Exercise in this Workout:
- Stand straight and face forward.
- Step forward with one leg and go down into a lunge.
- As you lunge, keep your front knee behind your toes.
- Straighten your knee and come up back up, kicking your back leg forward.
- Stand up straight
- Bring one knee up until it is level with your hip
- Jump to switch to the other leg and take the opposite knee up high.
- The higher up you go, the better workout you will get.
180 Degrees Jumps
- Start with your body facing one way.
- Using your legs and arms, jump into the air and turn so that you end up facing the opposite way when you land, a 180 degree turn.
- Start by standing normally with your arms brought in.
- Kick one leg out to the side. Think stronger, not necessarily higher.
- Put as much power as possible behind that kick.
Standing Calf Raises
- Stand on the ground or with your heels hanging off the edge of a stair or step.
- Raise and lower your heels to feel the burn in your calves.
- Start down in a squat with feet hip-width distance apart, knees just above toes, and thighs parallel with the floor.
- Power out of the squat by jumping high into the air, raising arms above head.
- Land back into a squat.
- Start by standing straight.
- Take a large step and lunge over to one side. Be sure that your knee doesn’t go past your toe. Keep your other leg straight.
- Raise back up to standing and switch sides.
- Start by standing with your feet spread wide and your toes pointed out.
- Slowly drop down into a plié squat as low as you can go, make sure your knees don’t go past your toes.
- Return from the plié position and press the dumbbells overhead.
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