Would you like to learn some leg workouts for women? Circuit training workouts are the best way to get a great workout in the shortest amount of time possible. In today's post I go over circuit training leg workouts for women. So if you would like a great leg workout read on …
One thing that women have to get over is being afraid of bulking up. Almost every woman I speak to avoids leg workouts with heavy weights because she thinks she'll get bigger legs. I have tried bulking my legs for years, and I can tell you even though I'm a man, it is not as easy as it sounds. It takes a lot of time, calories, and specific hypertrophy training. Do not worry about developing tree trunks for legs because that will not happen!
Something that you can do to avoid bulking up your legs is to not have a calorie surplus. A calorie surplus is when you're taking in more calories than you are burning. This does not mean starving yourself because it is important to build lean muscle in order to accomplish your goals of being toned. Also, your RMR (resting metabolic rate) will slow down if you starve yourself. This can create a calories surplus even when you're hardly eating anything at all. That being said, make sure you are not pigging out and overeating too much as well.
A great solution to the problem of bulky legs that any marathon runner will tell you is long distance running. Different distance running styles are great leg workouts for women. Running will help break up muscle tissue and will help big time with having lean legs. Short distance running on the other hand, such as sprints, can definitely add bulk to your legs. Compare a marathon runner's legs to a sprinter's legs and you'll see that the marathon runner has much thinner legs.
So now without and further ado, here is the workout:
Perform all exercises back to back in a circuit. After completing all exercises in the circuit take a 90 second break, and then start your next set. Perform 4-5 sets of the workout for a great leg workout.
Circuit Training Workout – Leg Workouts for Women
1. Sumo squats … 8
2. Bulgarian Split Squats … 10 each
3. Kettlebell Swings … 20
4. Jump Squats … 20
5. Donkey Kicks … 12 each
6. Single Leg Bridges … 15 each