Last Updated on August 27, 2020

Sculpt leaner legs and burn fat in 20 minutes flat with the best leg workout for women.

If you’re wanting to burn some calories and get toned, defined legs without building a lot of mass or bulk, this leg workout is for you.

I made this workout to be the best leg workout so busy women can tighten and tone their legs and burn the most calories in the least amount of time.

The legs have some of the biggest muscle groups in the body.

This workout uses exercises that train the biggest leg muscles together, so you can burn more calories and fat than you would by working smaller muscle groups, like the arms.

Together these moves tone the legs, slim the thighs, and keep the heart rate up so you’ll get the benefits of a weight training and cardio workout at the same time.

 

 

All you need is a set of dumbbells to do this leg routine.  So you can do this workout at home or the gym.  If you don’t have weights you can do these leg exercises without weight, too.

The best part?  This workout routine only takes 20 minutes tops!  It’s perfect for busy women.

 

LEG WORKOUT FOR WOMEN

6 of the best leg exercises for women being done by trainer Christina Carlyle

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Best Leg Exercises for Women

 

  • First warm up with 5 minutes of light cardio, like walking, jogging in place, or jumping jacks.
  • This workout has 6 leg exercises. Do each exercise 15 times. That’s 15 times each with both legs. Some exercises use both legs at the same time. Some isolate one leg at a time. For exercises without weights, you can add more reps if it feels too easy.
  • Repeat all 6 exercises to complete 1 set.
  • Take little to no rest between exercises and sets. Only take a break if you need to, this helps increase heart rate and calorie burn.
  • Do 3 full sets of all 6 exercises to complete this leg workout.
  • Do this workout routine 1 time a week.  I recommend alternating this workout with another one of my leg workouts.
  • TIP:  For the best possible results, follow my weight loss and wellness programs.  I designed them to help women burn fat faster. If you’re serious about getting results my programs are a must.

 

 Results using my Total Transformation Program

 

Ready to burn some fat?  Let’s do this!

When you’re done, leave me a comment and let me know if you felt the burn.

 

Exercise 1 – Curtsey Lunge

Curtsey Lunge Leg Exercise being done by Christina Carlyle

Stand holding a pair of dumbbells, with your feet shoulder-width apart. This is your start position. Cross one leg back behind you as you lower down into a curtsey. Push up to the start position then repeat the curtsey on the opposite side. Do the same number of reps with both legs to complete one set.
 

Exercise 2 – Deadlift

Stand holding dumbbells (or barbell). Your feet should be slightly narrower than shoulder-width apart. This is your start position. Bend at the waist lowering your chest towards the floor, while keeping your back neutral. Keep your legs straight but not locked. Your butt will naturally go backward. Don’t arch or round your back. Lower down as far as you can while keeping the weights in close to your legs. Exhale and lift your chest back up to the start position to complete one rep.
 

Exercise 3 – Side Lunge

Stand with your feet wider than shoulder-width apart, holding a pair of dumbbells. This is your start position. Lower your butt back and down to the side and lunge to the side towards the floor. Don’t extend your knee past your toes. Then push back up to the start position to complete one rep. Complete the prescribed number of reps with your other leg to complete one set.
 

Exercise 4 – Plie Squat

Plie Squat Leg Exercise being done by Christina Carlyle

Stand with feet slightly wider than shoulder-width apart with toes turned out. Hold a dumbbell down in front of you. This is your start position. Keeping your abs in tight and chest upright, lower your butt down, pushing into your heels. Squeeze your glutes and push back up to the start position to complete one rep.
 

Exercise 5 – Single Leg Bridge

Single Leg Bridge Leg Exercise for Women being done by trainer Christina Carlyle
Lie on your back with your knees bent. Lift one leg up. This is your start position. Lift your hips up until your body is in a straight line. Keep your hips level. Slowly lower back down to the start position to complete one rep. Complete the same number of reps with your other leg to complete one set.
 

Exercise 6 – Lunge

Lunge Leg Exercise for Women being done by trainer Christina Carlyle
Stand, holding a pair of dumbbells, in a split stance with one leg in front and the other behind you. This is your start position. Lower your body down until your front knee is at a 90-degree angle. Do not let your knee extend past your toes. Exhale and push back up to the start position to complete one rep.
 

That’s it!  Did you feel the burn?  Let me know in the comments.

Your Coach and Biggest Cheerleader

xxoo

 

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