Here’s a new Leg Workout designed for women by Bikini Coach and personal trainer, Steve Pfiester, created for the gym. Let us know how you like it!
45 SECONDS max rest time between sets
2 minutes between exercises
Hack squats: 4 sets/15 reps each
suggested: start with 1-25lb plate on only one side.
Try to increase each set, BUT it is more important to get 15 reps than go heavier and stop early
Single leg leg press: 4 sets/20 reps each
suggested: start with 1-25lb plate on only one side.
Try to increase each set, BUT it is more important to get 20 reps than go heavier and stop early
Ham string curls: 5sets > #1 20 reps, #2 18 reps, #3 15 reps, #4 15 reps, #5 12 reps
Suggested: Start at 35lbs and go heavier by 5-10lbs every set. Please maintain your reps
Leg Extension: 5 sets/ 15 reps
Suggested: Start at 40lbs and go up. But keep you reps up
Workout like a brute in the gym, and a beaut on the beach!
Here’s today’s weekly leg workout routine for our bikini boot campers. With each exercise, there is a photo of the equipment needed. This is just one of 4 bikini workouts (+ 3 cardios) our boot campers do each week. 🙂
#1 – 3 sets each leg extension
- 20 Toes up (straight)
- 20 Toes in
- 20 Toes out
#2 – 4 sets of leg press (2 plates, 1 plate on each side)
- 30 feet shoulder width apart
- 30 feet close
- 30 feet wide plié
- 10 close/10 shoulder/10 plié
#3 – 3 sets leg extension (repeat #1)
#4 – 3 sets of single leg press, 20 reps each (just the rack or one plate)
#1 4 sets straight leg dead lifts
- 20 w/ 45lb bar
- 18 w/ 65lbs (add 2 tens)
- 15 w/ 75lbs (add 2 fives)
- 15 w/ 85lbs (add 2 fives)
#2 5 sets prone (laying down) hamstring curls
- 25 reps of 35-40lbs
- 20 reps of 40-45lbs
- 18 reps of 45-50lbs
- 15 reps of 50-55lbs
- 12 reps of 55-60lbs
I was stuck working at home all day yesterday in front of a computer for 10 hours straight. When I finally got done for the day, it was after 5:00pm and, although I was dressed and ready for the gym, I really just wanted to get my workout done at home.
So, I dug through some of my workouts and pulled out a couple of circuits I could do on my living room floor that required no equipment. This was the workout I did – and I’ll be honest. It KILLED ME! I took no rest at all except a quick rest to get water between the 2 circuits. Give it a try and let me know how you like it! Oh, and get a towel because by round 2 I was already dripping!!
The Bomb: Lower Body Circuit
20 Alternating Forward Lunges
1-Minute Jump Rope
20 Alternating Step Back Lung
1-Minute Wall-Sits (sit against the wall with legs at a 90 degree angle)
REPEAT 3 TIMES
Record your time at the end of the third round!
20 Right Lunges
20 Right Stomps
20 Right Leg Cook Hip Lifts
20 Left Lunges
20 Left Stomps
20 Left Leg Cook Hip Lifts
REPEAT 2 TIMES (4 total)
I put in a new circuit in my leg workout and really loved (hated) it, so I’m sharing!
This workout works the glutes, hamstrings, core, quads, inner thigh and shoulders.
How to do a Thruster: Before you get started, you need to know how to do a thruster. Start standing, with feet shoulder width a part. Squat to the floor (go as deep as you safely can) and squat back up to a standing positoin and complete the final movement with a shoulder press, extending arms completely out before returning to the racked (beginning) position.
Bootylicious Lower Body Conditioning Circuit
15 DEEP Thrusters, see photo below
30 Overhead Walking Lunges
15 Straight Leg Deadlifts
Do 3-4 Times, resting only after each full circuit.
After I completed this circuit, I finished with some machines, which I posted below. 🙂
Traditional Strength Segment
(3-4 Sets of Each)
18 Leg Extensions (80lbs)
18 Prone Leg Curl (60lbs)
18 Seated Leg Curl (80lbs)
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Two isn’t always better than one. Sometimes less is best – and this is most certainly true with this workout. This workout, which was released at our club 3 weeks ago, as part of our Max Method Workouts available free to members, is an effective workout that slims your thighs, tones your legs and lifts your glutes.
The secret is in the number #1. Meaning, every exercise in this workout is done on one leg. Since single leg exercises require more balance and stability, it engages muscles that typically would not get the same workout when both legs are used at one time. Give it a try and let me know how you like it.
Max Method’s Slimming Leg Workout
10 Minutes of Elliptical, Treadmill or Stepper
Using the Gymboss Interval Timer, set the timer for 40 seconds of work, followed by 20 seconds of rest. Do 3-4 sets each (of both left and right leg) exercise in the following order, with NO rest between sets and exercises. The strength portion of this workout should only take 20 minutes for 4 sets of each.
• One-Leg Press Leg Press or Single Leg Squat
(Unse a orange, black or red Bodylastics band, anchored high, for assistance) Max Fitness Members: Use #20 Plate-loaded machine or #23 selectorized machine or bands (in BCx boot camp room)
• Walking Lunges
Use 10lb-20lbs dumbbells for women and 30-40lbs for men
• One-Leg Leg Extension
Max Fitness Members: Use #9 Hammer Strength Leg machine
• One-Leg Dumbbell Straight Leg Dead Lifts
Max Fitness Members: Use Dumbbells or barbells
• Single Leg Curl
Max Fitness Members: Use #10 or #11 Hammer Strength Machines
Cool Down Cardio
Do 10 minutes for a cool down or do 30-45 minutes cardio for fat burning. Doing cardio after your workout will help you burn primarily body fat.
TIP: Don’t forget to repair muscle by drinking a protein shake 30-45 minutes after your workout for the best results.