Rock Solid Leg Finisher


Athletes often neglect their legs when training. Men especially prefer to focus on their upper bodies and then they wonder why they have so little power behind their lifts. You have to build muscle in your legs to build overall strength, and you have to do it with external resistance (weights) and bodyweight exercises. Yes, running will keep you lean, but running alone won't build strength and power.

As a busy athlete, you may not have a lot of time to work on your legs in isolation. To help you out, I've put together a sample workout that will train your legs and your cardiovascular system simultaneously.

Do these exercises at most twice a week with at least 48 hours of rest in between. After each exercise, rest for eight to 12 breaths, then move on to the next exercise.

Leg Workout Finisher.

  • Run 10 minutes at an easy pace to warm up your body.
  • Do three sets of 25 Bodyweight Squats. Pay attention to good form and proper breathing.
  • Take 8-12 deep breaths
  • The next move you will complete is Jump Squats (athletes must work on their plyometric system too!). Do 5-8 reps.
  • Take 8-12 deep breaths
  • Do three sets of 25 Walking Lunges (each leg) with weights. If you are in a small space and cannot do walking lunges, just alternate your legs in place.
  • Take 8-12 deep breaths
  • You're halfway there! Do four sets of Burpees for 30 repetitions each. Now I know that for a lot of people, "Burpees" sounds like nails on a chalkboard. If you like, you can substitute Mountain Climbers at this point. These are really high intensity. No slacking off at this point!
  • Take 8-12 deep breaths
  • Finish with 10 minutes of run/walk at an easy pace and some light stretching.

I know when you are reading this blog you are saying, “Wait! How do I do these movements?” If you need any help with these movements feel free to email and I will be glad to send you a tutorial.