Workout Routines

Today's Workout 89: The legs and abs circuit to build lean muscle

From your core all the way down to your calves, this routine will burn fat and stimulate muscle growth.

Man Does Swiss Ball Plank Circle Exercise
Duration 30-45
Exercises 4
Equipment Yes

Before you can show off the muscle that you've been working so hard to build, you've got to burn off those last layers of fat.

And if you need to get rid of any extra flab around your abs or legs in order to see definition, then this is the circuit you've been looking for.

Swiss ball rollouts and single-arm, single-leg planks will develop core strength and muscle, leg raises will create definition, and jumping lunges will get you sweating and shedding fat. It's the two-in-one circuit your body needs.


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 abs and legs work:

Check out our favorite 10 workouts to do on legs day, our legs and abs workout for training partners, and our bodybuilder-focused legs, shoulders, and abs workout.

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Today's Workout 89 The legs and abs circuit to build lean muscle (do 4-6 rounds)

Exercise 1.

Swiss Ball Rollout You'll need: Swiss Ball How to
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-- sets
10 reps
0 sec. rest

Exercise 2.

Single-Arm, Single-Leg Plank You'll need: No Equipment How to
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-- sets
10 reps
0 sec. rest

Exercise 3.

Leg Raise You'll need: Bench How to
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-- sets
10 reps
0 sec. rest
Perform this exercise using a Swiss ball, as shown in the video.

Exercise 4.

Jumping Lunge You'll need: No Equipment How to
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-- sets
30 sec. reps
30-60 sec. rest