Build Leg Muscles with this Circuit Routine
This sample circuit workout will help you build big, strong muscles in your legs, from top to bottom. For maximum muscle gains, use a weight that is heavy enough that you can only do 5-10 reps with good form. For lighter muscle toning, use a lighter weight and do 8-15 reps of each exercise. Move through the exercises in order without resting in between. Repeat the circuit 2-3 times, resting for a minute or so in between circuits if you need to.
Exercise 1: Mountain Climbers
To get your heart pumping, begin on hands and feet in push up position and alternate drawing each knee into your chest. At full speed it should look like you are running on your hands.
Exercise 2: Barbell Squat, wide stance
Exercise 3: Standing Barbell Calf Raise
Exercise 4: Weighted Lunge
You can use a barbell weight or dumbbells for this exercise.
Exercise 5: Romanian Deadlift
Keep your back flat and lower the weight by pushing your hips back.
Exercise 6: Sumo Squat
Use a barbell weight on your shoulders if you can do so comfortably, or hold a dumbbell or kettlebell weight with both hands between your legs.