Workout Routines

Today's Workout 20: The 4-move circuit to build bigger legs

Squat your way to massive quads, hamstrings, and glutes.

Man Does Rear-Leg Elevated Split Squat During Lower-Body Workout
Duration 30-45
Exercises 4
Equipment Yes

In case your last few workouts have been igoring your lower body, don't worry—today is leg day. And with this muscle-building circuit that targets your quads, glutes, hamstrings, and more, you'll be stacking on size in no time. 

You'll kick off this rapid-fire routine with dumbbell stepups and single-leg dumbbell deadlifts that'll quickly ignite every muscle from your hips down to your ankles. A closing round of two different squat variations—rear-foot elevated split squats and jump squats—will give you a final finishing burn for maximum muscle growth.


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

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

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Todays Workout 20 The 4-move circuit to build bigger legs (do 5-10 rounds)

Exercise 1.

Dumbbell Stepup You'll need: Dumbbells How to
Step-up to overhead press thumbnail
-- sets
10 (each side) reps
-- rest

Exercise 2.

Single-Leg Romanian Deadlift You'll need: Dumbbells How to
Single-Leg Romanian Deadlift thumbnail
-- sets
10 (each side) reps
-- rest

Exercise 3.

Rear-Foot Elevated Split Squat You'll need: Bench How to
How To Do A Rear-Foot Elevated Split Squat thumbnail
-- sets
10 (each side) reps
-- rest

Exercise 4.

Jump Squat You'll need: No Equipment How to
Jump squat thumbnail
-- sets
10 reps
30 sec. rest