How to Get Great Legs
How to Get Great Legs

How to Get Great Legs

Our legs are the most important part of our body. They support us throughout our day and contain the majority of the muscle mass in our bodies. Keeping these muscles strong and balanced will not only help you to look great, but will also boost your metabolism and keep you more active as you age. Below are a few workout ideas that can be done at home or at the gym to keep your legs in top shape. For more information on putting together your own workout program, go here.


Beginner Leg Exercises


Perform each movement 2-3 times per week on non consecutive days.

Body Weight Squats

Do 2 -3 sets of 15 repetitions

Stationary Lunges

Do 2-3 sets of 10-15 repetitions on each leg.


Intermediate Leg Exercises


Perform 2-3 times per week on non- consecutive days (these exercises can be done in addition to the beginners workout above)

Step Up

Do 2-3 sets of 12-15 reps on each side. Make sure your front knee does not go beyond your toes, add weight as needed to progress the exercise.

Split Squat

2-3 sets of 12-15 reps on each side. Make sure your front knee does not go beyond your toes, add weight as needed to progress the exercise.

Stiff Legged Dead Lift

You can use a barbell, dumbbells or plate to weight the exercise. Keep a slight bend in the knee and your back flat throughout the duration of the movement.


Advanced Leg Exercises


Perform 2-3 times per week on non- consecutive days (these exercises can be done in addition to the beginner & intermediate workouts above). If you are new to plyometrics (i.e. jumping exercises) start off with only 10 jumps and slowing progress up to 20 over a period of weeks to avoid injury. Always listen to your body and stop if you feel pain.

Squat Jump

Do 2-3 sets of 10-20 repetitions.

Bench Jumps

Do 2-3 sets of 10-20 repetitions.

Lunge Jump

Do 2-3 sets of 10-20 repetitions on each leg.

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