Strong & Lean Legs Workout

Summer is almost here…which means shorts and skirts!

Recently, I’ve liked making quick (but certainly not easy) workouts, like my 4 minute HIIT workout and my 3 minute abs workout. They are quick in the sense that doing just 1 round will take you 3-4 minutes…and this leg workout is no different – it’s a total of 4 minutes!

Keep in mind, it doesn’t have to be just 4 minutes. You can do these workouts anywhere from 3-6 rounds depending on how long and challenging you want the workout to be. You can also use them as finishers after your own workout.

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This is also a great workout to do after a run if you want something quick to get in some leg strengthening! Hits all the major muscle groups like the glutes and hamstrings, with a little plyo action thrown in.

If you don’t have a box or step to use, no worries, just do squat jumps or burpees instead. I actually did this workout after my run yesterday for 3 sets :)

Let me know if you try it out and what you think!

Would you rather do burpees or walking lunges? ;)


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  1. I like this! I need to get back into doing squats and lunges…they really make a difference! I’ve been slacking on hip raises too…
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  2. This is great!! Personally, I’d rather do burpees, I love burpees (as much as you can love them!) They really are a full body exercise and work really well!
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  3. I hate burpees, so I’d much rather do walking lunges!! Great workout, I’ll have to give it a try.

  4. I hate burpees, so I’d much rather do walking lunges!! Great workout, I’ll have to give it a try.
    Thanks! :)
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  5. lunges are some of my favorite moves :)
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  6. My legs are huge. I wish I could lean them a bit. If I am still alive after tomorrow’s run, I will try some of this. ;)
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  7. Fun workout! I would rather do lunges any day!
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  8. I love a good set of stems! ;) Legs are my favorite workout for sure. They are brutal and amazing at the same time. Love this for my boot camp class this weekend. How about jump lunge burpees! :)
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  9. LOVE the idea of working this quick workout into my running routine. Thanks for sharing!
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  10. Love this and saved for later. Hope I find the motivation to get off my butt and do it lol. Thanks for the motivations.

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  11. I LOVE these quick leg work outs! These are PERFECT for runners looking to build leg strength but not take up too much time away from the running work outs! GREAT post.
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    • Thank you! I am a fan of short strength workouts because after a run the last thing I want to do is lift for an hour!


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