Tight, Toned, and Strong: A Lower-Body Circuit With Weights
Grab some dumbbells, and get ready to work your legs. This is a quick workout — only 10 minutes — so you want to push yourself (keeping good form, of course). You will be amazed by what you can do in 10 minutes when you put your mind to it. Blast some power tunes, and get ready to train.
Lower Body Workout
Equipment needed: Medium-weight dumbbells
Directions: Warmup with two minutes of light cardio (find inspiration here), then perform as many sets of this 5-exercise circuit as you can in 8 minutes. Follow the prescribed number of reps, and maintain good form throughout; take rests only if needed. Cool down with some stretches for your hamstrings, quads, and glutes.
- Squat to overhead press: 12 reps
- Romanian deadlift: 15 reps
- Low to high woodchop: 8, each side
- Bent-over row: 12 reps
- Single-leg bridge: 8 each leg
Keep reading for detailed explanations of each move.