Your leg exercise program should give you the lean and toned lower body you want as a woman. You want your lower body to look good in 3-D space! Your leg exercise program should train your leg muscles in all planes of motion. Your leg exercises should also include high speed exercises like jumps and sprints to shape your bulkier fast twitch muscle fibers (like glutes and hamstrings).
Don’t worry about lifting heavy with leg exercises! Functional strength and dynamic balance are more important . You don’t even need weights (use bodyweight). Since this workout is circuit-style, you also get the benefit of a great cardio workout. Do each exercise (10 repetitions) one after the other with little or no rest between exercises. Rest 2-3 minutes and do the circuit again. Here is a representative leg circuit program:
—Walking Lunges with rotation
–Bodyweight Squats, squat jumps (rotate with each circuit)
–1 Legged Dumbbell Deadlift
–Front Step Ups
–Side Lunges, side-to-side cone hops (rotate with each circuit)
–Lateral Step Ups
–Calf Raises (slow and fast)
Do less heavy weight leg work and add leg circuits to your overall exercise program! Your lower body will shape up like never before!
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Mark Dilworth, BA, PES
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