Leg Day Strength Workout // for Lean Legs

Leg Day Strength Workout // for Lean Legs is another tough and thorough lower body strength workout from Heather Robertson. I was working hard and my legs got a great workout. Lift heavy enough weights and this workout will be metabolic as well. I burned 200 calories. Not bad for a 30 minute strength workout. This workout is made up of 2 strength circuits and each circuit contains 6 exercises. The 6th exercise in each circuit is a cardio exercise. Each circuit is done twice and each exercise is done for 45 seconds followed by 15 seconds of recovery. There is a timer in the lower right hand corner of the screen counting down the intervals and recoveries. During the recoveries Heather previews the next exercise. There is no talking in this workout, just great music.

Leg Day Strength Workout // for Lean Legs is 33:35 minutes; 3:30 minute warm up and 4:30 minute stretch. Equipment: dumbbells and a fitness mat. Heather is using a set of 25 pound dumbbells. The weights listed below are what I used.

Circuit 1:

  1. Sumo squat (one 45# DB)
  2. Stiff leg deadlift (35# DBs)
  3. Stationary lunge (one DB rests on same side shoulder as front leg) (one 25# DB)
  4. Repeat #3 on other leg
  5. Hold chair pose isometrically
  6. In & out squat hop (squat jacks, squatting when legs are both wide and together)
  7. Repeat #1-6

30 second recovery

Circuit 2:

  1. Squats (25# DBs)
  2. Single leg deadlift, alternate legs (one 30# DB)
  3. Stand up & press (start in high kneeling with one DB on shoulder, without using hands, stand and do an overhead press then step back to high kneeling) (one 15# DB)
  4. Repeat #3 on other side of body
  5. Glute bridge (lay on mat, knees bent and feet on mat close to glutes, one DB is on hips, raise and lower hips/glutes) (one 25# DB)
  6. High knee run
  7. Repeat #1-6

For more info on Heather Robertson’s workouts and other (free) streaming workouts I’ve sampled and reviewed, check out my Streaming page.

2 thoughts on “Leg Day Strength Workout // for Lean Legs

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s