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Leg Workouts to Kickstart Your Day!

Creating an effective leg workout does not have to be complicated, lets dive in.

Leg Workouts to Kickstart Your Day!

Creating an effective leg workout does not have to be complicated, lets dive in.

Strong legs do more than look good. Even the simplest daily moments like walking require leg strength. This means that  incorporating leg workouts into your routine is integral to your health. But you may wonder where to begin? Let's understand the basics.

Movement Pattern in a Good Leg Workout

Simple is better, when it comes to designing an effective leg workout. The basic movements for lower body are - squats, deadlifts and lunges, should comprise the majority of your programming.

These movements inherently focus on the major muscle groups of legs like- glutes, calves, quads, and hamstrings.

There are plenty of variations and ways to progress, that will always make you challenged.

While designing your leg workout, here are easy way to break it down: start with a squat movement, then move to a deadlift movement, after that add in your single-leg movement.

How many sets snd reps should you do?

As a beginner looking to increase general fitness and following the theme to keep it simple, should choose only 3-5 exercises per leg workout.

Then complete 3 sets of 8-12 reps of each exercise, ensuring that you’re working muscles to fatigue but not failure.

Why no more than 5 exercises? You’ll be able to focus on those integral movements, performing at your peak. If your workout gets too long, they can be unproductive for your health.


Crafting for your next leg workout, choose from the list of the best leg exercises.

  1. Back Squat

Target your posterior chain or the back of your body, including the glutes  and hamstrings. With the help of back squat.

  1. Front Squat

Target the front of your body, especially your quads with a front squat.

  1. Romanian Deadlift

Build your glutes, hamstring and calves, as well as mobility in your hips.

  1. Lateral Lunge

Being a human we move mostly in the front to back planes of movements like lateral lunges helps to increase stability and strength.

  1. Leg Press

Using machines lack some of the benefits of free weight exercises. Machines like the leg press allow you and your body to isolate specific muscles easily.

Keeping things simple while designing your leg workout is the most effective approach, especially for beginners. Choose specific number of exercises, do them well and watch your leg strength will increase and helps you to kickstart the day.

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