I LOVE leg day! My legs are the muscle group that’s easiest for me to press to the max, whether I am going super heavy or doing high reps. I always feel happy after a killer leg workout (and I definitely feel it the next day!)
I use a lot more different exercises, variations, and rep ranges for my legs than for my other muscle group (there are only so many exercises you can do for shoulders after all), so my leg workouts are rarely the same from session to session. However, the exercises in today’s video are some of my favorites right now, and will give you a good point of departure when building your own killer leg workout.
I almost always do 2 exercises for the booty (squats, leg presses, or kickbacks), 1 for the quads (typically leg extensions), and 1-2 for the hamstrings (deadlifts or leg curls). I will also throw in various exercises for the calves when I have time.
My killer leg workout
The video is from my main leg workouts this week. I train legs twice per week but my second leg workout is a little different and includes some plyometrics or elastic band exercises.
As with the back workout I shared last week, the video is raw footage from my workout so you can see my actual working sets. That’s why I am so focused on my workout rather than the camera 😀
|Wide stance smith machine squats||4||15|
|Seated hamstring curl
superset with leg extensions
|Rope squats superset with
rope hamstring pull-throughs
|Cable kickbacks – 10 straight leg, 10 crossed over, 10 kicks||3 sets for each leg|
|Supported hamstring “falls”||3||10-15|
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