This leg workout is based on a circuit approach, which involves 3 exercises per circuit – two weighted exercises and one cardio drill. The organization of this leg workout is the best, most efficient mix of low weight / high repetition exercises and high weight / low repetition exercises. Organizing the leg workout this way ensures you reach and maintain your target heart rate.
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Stick to the Plan
The order of the exercises are tailored to specifically target certain muscle groups with alternate repetitions. After the cardio, only rest for 30 seconds, and repeat the circuit for a total of three times.
In between circuits, rest for no more than 1-2 minutes. Just long enough to catch your breath and recover, but not any longer than that. You don’t want your heart rate to drop below you target range.
Target Heart Rate
Keeping your heart rate within range helps you burn more calories while building muscle.
Not sure what your Target Heart Rate should be? Check out my post on 8 Powerful Exercise Benefits where I detail the exact calculation you need to determine your own personal target heart rate.
Stay on track. Make sure you lift heavy enough weight. If you can barely finish the last few reps of the third set then your weight is set correctly. Once it becomes too easy, then add more weight on. You will get stronger over time.
Killer Leg Workout
Turn up your music, put your game face on and get your bootie in shape…literally.
If you have any questions at all, please comment below and I will help. When you’re ready for more, check my Upper Body Workout.