2 Circuits for Shapely Legs

The FIRM Master Instructor Team by The FIRM Master Instructor Team | October 9th, 2009 | 2 Comments
topic: Fitness

By The FIRM Master Instructor Louise Smith

If you’re short on time like I sometimes am, it’s great to have a leg routine that will leave your legs burning and your workout done in a flash. I call this go-to routine my Tri-Set Lower Body Blast. It targets all the muscles of the hip and thigh — the glutes, hamstrings and quadriceps — with unilateral, bilateral, single joint and multi-joint exercises. Here’s a quick how-to video we shot at the studio to show you the moves. You’ll need just one heavy set of dumbbells or a sculpting bar.

This routine includes two circuits of three different exercises. Complete each circuit three times before moving on to the next one. Incorporate this into your weekly rotation, and you will have strong, shapely legs in no time!

Stay fit!


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  1. Overall a good standard lower body workout. Obviously you are in good shape! I disagree with your lunge technique, however. For one thing, why is the hip so far behind the foot and ankle? This does not mimic typical function. Also you’ll notice that when coming up, your knee presses back instead of using the leg to actually lift the body. This favors the hamstrings over the quadriceps, robbing you of the results you desire.
    Regarding the dead lifts, you say to keep your spine straight when, in reality, your spine is held in hyper-extension. This form would contribute to an extension-based back pain issue.

    Rick | October 15th, 2009 | Comment Permalink
  2. ditto from Rick, I was getting a pain in my neck, watching her perform her deadlifts. OUCH!

    Denyse Peterson | October 18th, 2009 | Comment Permalink

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