I’m excited about the leg workout I’m sharing with you today.

You don’t need any equipment other than a set of dumbbells so you can do this workout at home or the gym.

This week’s leg workout was inspired because I had a lot of ladies asking me for low impact leg exercises they could do at home…

 

Leg Workout

 

So I decided to put together a workout using the best, most basic leg exercises for you.

I really think you’ll love it.  It’s easy to do, but effective and really makes you feel the burn fast… which is what we want.

See me demonstrate this fun leg workout below.

 

 

How to do this Leg Workout

 

  • To rock this workout you’ll need to do each exercise 15 times.  Do 15 reps on both legs where applicable.
  • 1 round of all exercises completes 1 round (or set).
  • Do 3 full sets to complete this leg workout.  If you feel like it’s too easy, do 4 sets.
  • For the best results, I recommend doing this routine at least once a week.

 

Leg workout infographic with 7 leg exercises being done by trainer Christina Carlyle

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The Leg Exercises

 

Curtsey Lunge leg exercise being done by trainer Christina Carlyle

Curtsey Lunge

Stand holding a pair of dumbbells, with your feet shoulder-width apart. This is your start position. Cross one leg back behind you as you lower down into a curtsey. Push up to the start position then repeat the curtsey on the opposite side. Do the same number of reps with both legs to complete one set.

 

Knee Up Lunge leg exercise being done by trainer Christina Carlyle

Knee up Lunge

Stand, holding a pair of dumbbells, in a split stance with one leg in front and the other behind you lowered down in a lunge position. This is your start position. Quickly push up and step forward with your back pressing upward with your planted foot and driving the opposite knee up as high as you can.  Quickly reverse the movement, lowering back down to the start position to complete one rep.  Do not let your knee extend past your toes.

 

Plie Squat exercise being done by trainer Christina Carlyle

Plie Squat

Stand with feet slightly wider than shoulder-width apart with toes turned out. Hold a dumbbell down in front of you. This is your start position. Keeping your abs in tight and chest upright, lower your butt down, pushing into your heels. Squeeze your glutes and push back up to the start position to complete one rep.

 

Deadlift Leg exercise being done by trainer Christina Carlyle

Deadlift

Stand holding dumbbells (or barbell). Your feet should be slightly narrower than shoulder-width apart. This is your start position. Bend at the waist lowering your chest towards the floor, while keeping your back neutral. Keep your legs straight but not locked. Your butt will naturally go backward. Don’t arch or round your back. Lower down as far as you can while keeping the weights in close to your legs. Exhale and lift your chest back up to the start position to complete one rep.

 

Squat exercise being done by trainer Christina Carlyle

Squat

Stand with feet shoulder-width apart, while holding a dumbbell in each hand. Keep your arms down by your sides. Keep your back neutral. Don’t arch your back and stick your butt out. Lower your butt, back and down, as if sitting back into an invisible chair. Lower as far as you can. Your knees should not extend past your toes. Keep your chest upright as you move backward. Hold for a count, then push back up to the start position to complete one rep.

 

Lunge Leg exercise being done by trainer Christina Carlyle

Lunge

Stand, holding a pair of dumbbells, in a split stance with one leg in front and the other behind you. This is your start position. Lower your body down until your front knee is at a 90-degree angle. Do not let your knee extend past your toes. Exhale and push back up to the start position to complete one rep.

 

Side Squat Leg exercise being done by trainer Christina Carlyle

Side Squat

Stand with your feet wider than shoulder-width apart, holding a pair of dumbbells. This is your start position. Lower your butt back and down to the side and lunge to the side towards the floor. Don’t extend your knee past your toes. Then push back up to the start position to complete one rep. Complete the prescribed number of reps with your other leg to complete one set.

 

Heads up!  This workout isn’t going to do much if you’re not following a complete program.

If you liked this workout you’ll LOVE my Mind Right, Body Tight® workout program.

 

It only works if you work it, so work it. YOU are so worth it!

Your Coach and Biggest Cheerleader

xxoo

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