Workout Routines

Today's Workout 91: The 3-move circuit to light up your leg muscles

Blitz your quads, hamstrings, glutes, and even your core with this rapid-fire, muscle-building routine.

Man Does Reverse Lunge Exercise Holding A Pair Of Dumbbells
Duration 30-45
Exercises 3
Equipment Yes

When it comes to firing up your legs, you can't hold anything back—and this circuit doesn't leave anything out.

Burn up your quads, hamstrings, and glutes with back-to-back rounds of barbell hack deadlifts and reverse lunges—these are the big-gun exercises that'll take your legs from scrawny to substantial. A finishing round of alternating shoulder taps provides a solid finisher for your core, and will also work your glutes, as well.


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 5 to 10 rounds.

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

For more legs work:

Check out our favorite chicken-leg elimination workout, our 10 exercises that work your legs to exhaustion, and our 10 workouts to do on legs day.

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Today's Workout 91 The 3-move circuit to light up your leg muscles (do 5-10 rounds)

Exercise 1.

Barbell Hack Deadlift You'll need: Barbell How to
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-- sets
10 reps
0 sec. rest

Exercise 2.

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

Exercise 3.

Alternating Shoulder Taps How to
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-- sets
20 reps
30-60 sec. rest