LEG DAY! // Strength Workout (Dumbbells Only)

Heather Robertson‘s Leg Day! // Strength Workout (Dumbbells Only) was a tougher workout than I expected it to be. At only 37 minutes, I expected something more metabolic. I did break a sweat for sure but I didn’t burn a ton of calories. But my lower body was very well worked! Heather packs a lot into 37 minutes. I was able to lift heavier than I normally can in one of Heather’s strength workouts. However, since you only get a 10 second recovery between exercises, the burn in your muscles has barely faded before you are at it again. My lower body was very nicely worked. I love that Heather gives your lower body a longer than normal stretch. Because this is such a short workout, I used one of her mat based lower body workouts as a finisher: The Best Hip Dip Exercises. It does not have a stretch so I stopped this workout before the stretch, did my finisher then came back to this workout for the stretch.

There are two circuits in this workout. You will do each strength exercise 3 times before moving on to the next exercise. After completing all of the strength exercises in a circuit (each done 3 times) then you finish off the circuit with a plyometric cardio burst to finish burning out your legs. The plyo move is only done once. You get a short break then you move on to the next circuit which plays out the exact same way. Each exercise is done for 40 seconds followed by 10 seconds of rest. There is a timer in the lower left hand side of the screen counting down your intervals and recoveries. During the recovery Heather previews the next exercise.

Leg Day! // Strength Workout (Dumbbells Only) is 37:26 minutes; 4 minute warm up and 5 minute stretch. Equipment: fitness mat and dumbbells. Heather is using 25 pound dumbbells. The weights listed below are what I used.

Circuit 1:

  1. Squat (25# DBs)
  2. Repeat #1 two more times
  3. Deadlift (35# DBs)
  4. Repeat #3 two more times
  5. Stationary lunge (hold one DB in same side hand as front leg) (one 25# DB)
  6. Repeat #5 two more times
  7. Repeat #5 & 6 on other side of body
  8. Glute bridge (lay on mat, knees bent and feet on mat close to heels, one heavy DB on hips, raise and lower hips) (one 35# DB)
  9. Repeat #8 two more times
  10. Jump squat

30 second rest

Circuit 2:

  1. Sumo squat (one 50# DB)
  2. Repeat #1 two more times
  3. Single leg deadlifts, alternate legs (one 35# DB)
  4. Repeat #3 two more times
  5. Curtsey lunges (alternating curtsy/cross-back lunges holding one DB goblet-style) (one 25# DB)
  6. Repeat #5 two more times
  7. Kneeling squat (kneel on mat with DBs on shoulders, lower glutes to heels then raise back up to high kneeling) (20# DBs)
  8. Repeat #7 two more times
  9. Side lunges (alternating stationary side lunges, pass DB from hand to hand and when you are in lunge, reach DB toward foot) (one 25# DB)
  10. Repeat #9 two more times
  11. Power jack (sumo squat jacks)

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 (Dumbbells Only)

    1. This is a YouTube workout that I did and reviewed. The link for the workout is in the review. You will see in 2 different places in the review the title of the workout is hyperlinked. Click on the hyperlinked title and it will take you to the workout.


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