The Daily Grind: Leg Day! Fitness

Of all the workout days, leg day is my favorite. I don’t know why. Sure, I feel like I’m dying throughout the workout and I can’t sit on the toilet without being in pain for days afterwards…

…but I find an odd satisfaction in leg day DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness). Being sore is an accomplishment.

Some of my favorite leg exercises are actually really basic and simple, so here, in no particular order, is a list of my favorite leg exercises!

1. The Squat

The barbell squat, the plie squat, the back leg elevated split squat: Sure, it’s awkward at first (practice form with the barbell unloaded before adding weight), bruises your shoulders, and makes you feel like you’re almost going to fall over, but your booty is gonna be poppin and you can thank squats for that.

2. Lunges

I hate lunges. Which is also the reason they’re awesome.

3. Quad Extensions

This is done on a machine and there are so many ways to utilize it! Toes facing up, toes facing inward, toes facing out…the possibilities are endless!

4. Glute Kickback

Also a machine, glute kickbacks are a GREAT way to isolate your glutes and build that J Lo booty.

5. Stairmaster

This. Machine. Kills. Me. Every. Time. It is SO awesome. Cardio and a good leg sculptor? Yes please!

So, next time you go to leg day, remember these exercises and drop it like a squat! What are some of your favorite leg exercises?


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