Workout Routines

Today's Workout 3: The circuit to torch your lower body

Feel the burn in every fiber of your leg muscles with this rapid-fire series of exercises.

The lower-body circuit to torch your legs
Duration 30-45
Exercises 4
Equipment X

The burpees that kick off this intense one-off circuit might have you thinking that this workout starts out tough and gets slightly easier over time.

You'd be wrong.

The next two exercises in this lower-body routine—air squats and deep squat holds—will have every muscle in your legs screaming. Top that off with a series of side lunges, and you'll have completely torched every muscle fiber from the waist down.


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 3 The circuit to torch your lower body (do 5-10 rounds)

Exercise 1.

Burpee You'll need: No Equipment How to
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-- sets
10 reps
-- rest

Exercise 2.

Bodyweight Squat You'll need: No Equipment How to
Bodyweight Squat thumbnail
-- sets
20 reps
-- rest

Exercise 3.

Deep Squat Hold How to
Squat thumbnail
-- sets
30 seconds reps
-- rest

Exercise 4.

Side Lunge How to
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-- sets
10 reps
30 seconds rest