Get Strong & Sleek Legs for the Summer

1. We’re going to start with a run or power walk for 15 minutes. Begin by running at a moderate pace to warm up. After 5 minutes, do power intervals lasting anywhere from 30 seconds to 1 minute of a fast sprint; alternated with 1 minute of a regular pace.

2. Leg Set – All these exercises should be done in a circuit fashion with little to no rest in between each movement. I typically use 10 pound weights; adjust accordingly.

  • Jump Squats (15 reps)
  • Stepups on a bench (12 reps each leg)
  • Deadlifts  (12 reps)
  • Jump Squats (15 reps)
  • Bulgarian lunges – one leg elevated on bench behind you (12 reps each leg)
  • Leg Presses on machine – plie leg position (12 reps)
  • Side Lunges (12 reps each leg)

3. Repeat Run/power walk set and leg circuit 2 more times for a total of 3 sets.

I typically will do this workout once per week, in addition to my other workouts. While my other workouts do include leg movements, this additional workout targets and challenges my leg and glute muscles optimally.