The name of this video is actually Legs, Butt, Hips & Thighs Workout but one of the first things Jessica says at the beginning of the workout is that it is Leg Day. Plus that is the first thing she writes in the workout description. I like the sound of that for a workout title, so Leg Day it is.
This was a super intense workout! Very metabolic. In fact, according to my Fitbit I was in my peak heart rate at times during this workout. I know when, too–#4 below was the move that really jacked my heart rate up. This is an excellent lower body workout that I really felt in my hamstrings and glutes–plus, I got some great cardio! This is a winner! After I finished this workout, I followed it with Jessica’s 20 minute Upper Body Strength workout. This gave me an intense and excellent total body workout in just a little over an hour. **11/01/17 update–it is the next day and I have serious DOMS. My glutes are so sore! It hurts to sit and stand!**
Leg Day is 42 minutes long; 1 minute intro, 9:30 minute warm up (warm up previews all exercises in workout w/out weights) and 1:30 minute stretch. Equipment needed: at least two sets of dumbbells (one heavier and one lighter, Jessica uses 10 and 15 pound dumbbells), a high step (square step at 12 inches) and a small play ground/pilates ball. You do 15 reps of each exercise except for #4; for that one you do 10 reps. Not counting the warm up, you will do 3 rounds of the circuit below using dumbbells. Jessica uses 10 pound dumbbells for rounds 1 and 3 and 15 pound dumbbells for round 2. I used 15 pound dumbbells for all 3 rounds.
- Hip thrusts w/ ball between knees and heels on top of step (after doing 15 reps you will finish w/ 15 pulses)
- Split squat w/ back foot on step (15# DBs)
- Side lunge (15# DBs)
- Side squat + rear lunge from top of step (15# DBs)
- Single leg deadlifts (15# DBs)