Your legs are fat burning machines. They have the ability to boost your metabolic efficiency to levels you’ve never seen before. Simple put, they can help you burn more fat in less time… all the while you are shaping sexy gams a Victorias Secret’s model would be jealous of.
Sexy Fat Burning Power
Firm, shapely legs are the envy of every woman. They bring confidence and a special stride to your daily walks. So how is it that they are also these crazy fat burning machines?
It just so happens your legs contain some of the biggest muscle complexes in your body. So when you do the right exercises and the right leg workouts, you really activate your body to burn calories and increase lean muscle mass.
These key areas in your legs are:
- Your quadriceps, which is a large assortment of different muscles.
- Your hamstrings, another large assortment of different muscles.
Can You Workout Only Your Legs?
I actually believe you can and get in a great workout. I really don’t believe in isolation split workouts (where you only exercise one small body part a day, everyday of the week). They should only be used by bodybuilders to give the appearance of muscle.
However, a lower body, upper body split routine is actually a great way to train. The only problem is it creates an extra day of required workouts because you want to hit your lower body twice and your upper body twice in the same week. But that is another topic for another time.
A leg workout would consist of some really big muscle exercises as well as some small muscle exercises. If you really want to do it right, lots of plyo as well.
Here Are The Exercises I Recommend Most In A Leg Workout
These are the best choices of exercises. But you can also change things around. A good leg workout would not only consist of bodyweight, but weights, and plyo too.
Beginner Leg Workouts:
- Bodyweight deep squats
- Lunge jumps
- Twister squats
- Box jumps
- Single leg squats
- Horizontal Jumps
- Roman chair
- Calf raises
- Hip Extension (variation pictured above)
- Plus so much more it’s crazy!
** Keep in mind that many of these are not completely equipped for a beginner. I suggest you join Fit Women’s Weekly where I can show you how to do these properly and also make sure you check out my YouTube Channel.
Intermediate To Advanced:
- Back squat and forward barbell squat
- Weighted lunges
- Weighted lunge walks
- Weighted step ups
- Multiple box jumps with med ball
- Weighted single leg squat
- Weighted calf raises
- More intense plyo
- Plus so much more it’s crazy!
** These all require good form which you can learn and ingrain using bodyweight workouts and exercises. Join Fit Women’s Weekly and get started on a safe plan to help you lose weight and become stronger.
Caution You Can Add Leg Size
At first it can be scary for many women. I’ve noticed that it’s very hard for most women to add bulk to their body. If there is one place where they can do it, it’s their legs.
But don’t worry too much. It might seem like a shock during but your legs are not getting big like you think. They are getting strong and leaner. You’ll soon see those lines muscle lines in your thighs and your calfs as well.
If you do notice some size coming onto your legs from lean muscle, don’t panic. You have complete control. If this is happening, you’re probably doing a lot of weights. So cut back the weights, and stick to more intense bodyweight moves.
Also inspect your calorie intake. Lean muscle needs lots of calories to really grow. It’s just another thing to look at.
Leg Workouts For Women Are A Great Way To Workout
So add more leg workouts in. Remember that to see the results that you’re thinking of now… you have to go intense. Intensity is where results lay and then it’s in rest.
I hope this helped get you started with leg workouts. They are very powerful and something that can even take up the majority of a normal full body workout. Make sure you join my newsletter list and I can help you get started.