Last week, I posted a 4 minute leg workout…so quick, you have no excuses! Well, today I wanted to share a lower body workout I did last night that took about 30 minutes to complete. This is perfect for runners because it is working on your balance a bit, and also incorporating cardio (with the thrusters). You’re hitting your quads, glutes, and hamstrings…all the muscle groups you need to work on to be a strong runner! This is the perfect leg workout for runners
I broke it up into the reverse lunges paired with deadlifts (3 sets), then the other 2 exercises (3 sets). You can do core work at the end too if you’re up to it.
I like doing the reverse lunge right into a single leg deadlift (as opposed to doing 10 lunges then 10 single leg deadlifts) because it is challenging in terms of balance. It will really help develop ankle, hip and core strength.
Here is a video for a barbell thruster in case you’re not familiar:
I wish I could use as much weight as her, but I only used a 35 lb. barbell. This one will definitely get your heart rate up, and helps work on power and explosiveness in the legs.
As always, let me know if you try it out! I’d love to hear your thoughts
Have you tried thrusters?
Do you prefer working quads and glutes, or hamstrings?
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