Most people will tell you they hate doing leg workouts- it is painful and takes a lot out of you! But you can optimize your leg workout with these great moves. Try them all tonight in a non-stop routine that will take you about 15 minutes to complete. Use dumbbells or leg weights and do 10 reps of each of these, five times back-to-back with no stops in between.
One legged Squats
It’s the best leg workout there is- the squat! But this one makes the normal squat look like child’s play, because you’re doing it on just one leg. Holding weights at your side, stand on one leg and place your other leg behind you on a chair. Do your squats, and then swap legs. Move on to the next exercise.
Good Morning Bends
Hold dumbbells at your side, legs shoulder width apart, knees locked. Lift the dumbbells to your shoulders, and then bend at the knee until your body makes a right angle. Hold for a few seconds, return to start, then repeat. As you do this, try not to move out of your position. After you have completed your reps, go onto the next exercise.
These combine a squat and jumping jack move all in one. Stand with your legs shoulder width apart. Squat all the way down, but don’t allow your butt to touch the floor. In one movement jump into the air and straighten your legs. When you land immediately return to the squatting position and do the move over again. Move onto the next exercise.
Holding dumbbells in front of you next to your chest, squat all the way down almost as if you are peeing in the woods (if you are a woman). Hold the squat, then stand up and lower the dumbbells. Repeat for the total amount of reps required, then start over with the entire routine.