Hey Fitnesstroopers! Feel like getting a really good leg workout? Well, I have perfected this leg workout that I have worked on for a while and would like to share it with you all…
First, the routine starts with about a ten-minute warm-up on the stair master, followed by some great stretches to get those legs nice and loose. This perfect leg workout has taken me a long time to get right, so I hope you enjoy it!
My Leg Workout:
Since you need to improve your balance and get your muscles conditioned when you start a leg workout this is the best move to start with. Basically, you are just jumping high into the air into a squat position and then do about 12 to 15 repetitions, and do three sets.
So now I head into the most important exercise of the entire leg workout, the Barbell squat. I usually start with about forty-five pounds on each side of the bar. Then I move up in increments of twenty-five pounds until I have completed four sets of 10-12 reps.
Now for balance challenging jumping lunges, these will get your entire lower body working hard. I love the jumping moves because they make the heavy weight movements much easier. I do about three sets for 30 seconds each.
Few people do this move and rarely include it in their leg workout routines. All the more reason to use this move and build stronger legs, increasing the challenge is important. I do normally three sets on each leg, with about thirty pounds in each hand.
Even more stimulating and rare to see people doing is the sideways lunges. This is very challenging but if you can do three sets of 15 repetitions with about 15 pounds in each hand, that would impress me.
Standing Calf Raises
Not to forget those calves, I just finish off with three very heavy sets of calve raises 15 repetitions each. I will start with about 250 pounds and get up to 400 pounds. Depending on your limit try to go as heavy as you can on the calf raise machine.
Do you have any other suggestions that you can add to this routine? Leave comments below!