I promise I haven’t dropped off the face of the earth – I’m going to try to write 2-3 posts tonight, this one being the first. I haven’t worked out yet today so this is the workout I’m about to do. When I’m done I should have the evening free to write those informational posts I talked about in my last post. I like to start my week of workouts with a killer leg workout, and this one will be just that. I’m combining strength, hypertrophy, and endurance exercises to target all of my lower body muscles. My posts and workouts are usually geared towards women, and this workout is no different, but anyone can do it and reap the benefits.
LB Circuit Workout
5 rounds (minimal rest):
- 5 deadlifts (215#)
- 25 jump squats
- 10 ring hip bridges (weighted, 30#)
- 25 jump squats
- 100 walking lunges
If you don’t think that workout is going to be painful, let me give you a picture of how many reps you’ll be doing:
- 25 deadlifts at 215 lbs.
- 250 jump squats
- 50 weighted hip bridges on rings with 30 lbs.
- 500 walking lunges (this alone is killer)
So yeah, my legs are gonna be jello when I’m finished with this workout. If it’s a little too crazy for you to do (which is totally fine), there are lots of ways you can modify it to fit any fitness level. To make deadlifts easier just use whatever weight is difficult for you (but not impossible) for 5 reps. For jump squats do regular squats instead if you need to. The weighted hip bridges can be made easier by doing them on the ground and/or without weight. To make the lunges more manageable, break them up into sets or only go down half way. Or do less reps if you need to.
What is your favorite lower body exercise? Why? I’d love to hear about it in the comments!