A number of years ago, I was talking to one of the members of a local gym in which I was working as a personal trainer as she rode a stationary bike alongside her workout buddies. As I explained how she and her friends could get more out of their workouts, I sensed that she wasn’t listening. Maybe she didn’t care for the advice of a young, scrawny-looking runner in sweats. Maybe she was just focused on her workout. A few days later, I saw her again as I was about to go for a run. Seeing me for the first time in my running shorts, she enthusiastically asked, “How can I get legs like yours?” Smiling, I joked, “So, you want me for my body rather than for my mind?” Everyone wants nice legs.
Try this workout from my book, 14-Minute Metabolic Workouts to get nice legs, which will take you less than 14 minutes. Get the book for more great workouts. https://www.amazon.com/Jason-Karp/e/B002K8O6EG
Dumbbell Deadlift: 3 sets, 5-8 reps @ 80-85% 1-rep max w/2:00 rest between sets
Dumbbell Side Lunges: 3 sets, 5-8 reps @ 80-85% 1-rep max w/2:00 rest between sets
Dumbbell Plié Squats: 3 sets, 5-8 reps @ 80-85% 1-rep max w/2:00 rest between sets
Hold a dumbbell in each hand by your sides at arm’s length and stand with your feet shoulder width apart. Keeping your back and legs straight, bend over at the waist to lower the dumbbells until your back is parallel to the floor. As you bend over, you should feel a stretch in your hamstrings. Keeping your back and legs straight, stand upright to return to the starting position and repeat for the prescribed number of reps.
Dumbbell Side Lunges
Hold a dumbbell in each hand in front of you, with your palms facing each other, and stand with your feet shoulder-width apart. Take a big lateral step out to your left side and lower yourself into a squat, keeping your right leg straight. Push back up with your left leg to return to the starting position and repeat for the prescribed number of reps before switching to the right leg.
Dumbbell Plié Squats
Stand with feet slightly greater than shoulder-width apart and toes turned out about 45 degrees. Hold a dumbbell vertically with both hands between your legs. Keeping your back straight, squat down until your thighs are parallel to the floor. Push through your feet to stand up to return to the starting position and repeat for the prescribed number of reps.