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Leg Work Out …(without squats)

So today I did my leg workout that didn’t involve squats! Gasp!

Yes, squats are a great exercise, but it is not the only way to tone, tighten, strength and grow your legs and glutes.

I did 4 sets on each exercise and the weight put me to failure every time, with a 45-60 second rest period.

(With the exception of walking lunges- I did 20)

Leg Press

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The leg press works the following muscle groups:
  • Quadriceps.
  • Hamstring.
  • Gluteus maximus.
  • Calves (partially)

Leg Curl

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  • The Deadlift works the following muscle groups:

  • Hamstrings.
  • Calves.
  • Hip Flexors.

Single leg, Leg Extension

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  • The Leg extension works the following muscle groups:


  • Vastus Medialis
  • Vastus Lateralis
  • Rectus Femoris
  • Vastus Intermedialis

Dead lift

Screen Shot 2016-03-28 at 12.41.33The Deadlift works the following muscle groups:

  • Lats
  • Lower back
  • Abs
  • Glutes
  • Hamstrings
  • Calves


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The hip bridge works the following muscle groups:

  • Glutes
  • Rectus abdominus
  • Erector spinae
  • Hamstrings
  • Adductors

Walking Lunges

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Walking lunges work the following muscle groups:

  • Glutes
  • Hamstrings
  • Quads
  • Calf
  • Abdominals


Simple, easy quick, yet effective

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