Workout Routines

Today's Workout 10: The dumbbell-heavy circuit for powerhouse legs

Bring your hamstrings under fire with this muscle-building routine.

Today's Workout 5: The circuit to crush your core
Duration 30-45
Exercises 4
Equipment Yes

Sure, chicken may be a staple of your muscle-building diet—it is an excellent source of lean protein, after all—but that doesn't mean your lower limbs should bear any resemblance whatsoever to a chicken's legs.

But in the case that your legs are a little on the scrawny side, don't worry: We've got you covered with this dumbbell circuit to build some impressively strong hamstrings, glutes, and quads. Grab a pair of dumbbells and fire things off with a starting round of single-leg Romanian deadlifts and dumbbell Romanian deadlifts, which will test your hamstrings and hip mobility as you work on your grip strength. Finish the set with a pair of reverse lunges (perfect for hitting your entire leg) and some no-holds-barred dumbbell front squats—those'll give you that final burn in your quads for extra muscle definition.

Directions

You'll do this workout as a circuit, meaning you'll do each exercise consecutively without rest. Once you've completed all exercises, rest for 30 seconds. Repeat the whole circuit for 5-10 rounds.

Depending on your ability, you may shorten or lengthen the rest period. You may also complete more or fewer rounds.

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Today's Workout 10 The dumbbell-heavy circuit for monster quads (do 5-10 rounds)

Exercise 1.

Single-Leg Romanian Deadlift You'll need: Dumbbells How to
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-- sets
10 reps
-- rest

Exercise 2.

Dumbbell Romanian Deadlift You'll need: Dumbbells How to
Dumbbell Romanian Deadlift  thumbnail
-- sets
10 reps
-- rest

Exercise 3.

Reverse Lunge You'll need: Dumbbells How to
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-- sets
10 reps
-- rest

Exercise 4.

Dumbbell Front Squat You'll need: Dumbbells How to
Dumbbell Front Squat thumbnail
-- sets
10 reps
30 seconds rest
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