Workout Routines

Today's Workout 84: 4 moves to step up your legs day routine

This punishing circuit will work your quads, glutes, and hamstrings to exhaustion—and even your abs as a bonus.

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

It's time to raise your game in the legs department. The best place to start? This intense, four-move circuit that'll pound your lower body (and even your core) into rock-solid, defined muscle.

For this workout, you'll do back-to-back-to-back rounds of dumbbell overhead lunges, Bulgarian split squats, and stepups. From there, a set of abs-burning situps will ignite new muscular development in your quads, glutes, hamstrings, and calves. And by the end of this circuit, you're probably going to need to take a few minutes off your feet.


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 to 60 seconds. Repeat the entire circuit for 4 to 6 rounds.

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

For more legs and abs work:

Check out our favorite legs and abs workout for training partners, our 20-minute workout routine to get hard 'core' abs, and our 30 best legs exercises of all time.

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Today's Workout 84 4 moves to step up your legs day routine (do 4-6 rounds)

Exercise 1.

Overhead Lunge You'll need: Barbell How to
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-- sets
10 reps
0 sec. rest
Use a pair of dumbbells, as shown in the video.

Exercise 2.

Bulgarian Split Squat You'll need: Dumbbells How to
Bulgarian Split Squat thumbnail
-- sets
10 reps
0 sec. rest

Exercise 3.

Stepup You'll need: Dumbbells How to
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-- sets
10 reps
0 sec. rest

Exercise 4.

Situp You'll need: No Equipment How to
5 CrossFit Workouts You Can Do With Only Dumbbells thumbnail
-- sets
10 reps
30-60 sec. rest