Working your legs is ALWAYS a good decision because they’re the biggest muscle group in your body. The larger the muscle group, the more calories you can burn. And the more muscle you gain, the more calories you’ll continue to burn after the workout.
According to the National Council of Strength and Fitness, for every pound of muscle you gain, your body can burn an extra 30-50 calories a day! This means that with just 3 more pounds of muscle, you can burn up to an extra 150 calories without doing a thing!
So whether you’re trying to put on some major muscle mass or just trying to shed a few pounds, this leg workout will help boost your calorie burn power!
15-Minute Leg Blaster Workout
1. 2 sets of 15 Stability Ball Wall Squats
Remember to lean back on the ball while going down. Keep your feet flat on the ground. Rest for 30 seconds between sets.
2. 3 sets of 12 Leg Press
Make sure to keep your legs wider than shoulder width apart. Try to push through your ankles and keep your feet flat on the pad. Rest for 30 seconds between sets.
3. Superset 3 sets of 12 Leg Extensions with 12 Leg Curls
A Superset is working one muscle followed by its opposite muscle with no rest in-between. Remember to use a lower weight for this because we’ll be working hard with little rests. Tip: For the leg extensions, remember to point your toes upward as you extend your legs. With no rest, move to the Leg Curl machine and begin there. Rest for 1 minute, and then do it again.
Because legs are such a difficult body part to work, I suggest that you do this workout on a Monday. Leave the body part that you love to do for the end of the week. If you save your least favorite muscle group for Friday, which is usually the hardest day to come anyway, it’s very difficult to get in to do it. That way, you’ll have more motivation to finish the week strong!
What’s your favorite leg exercise?