Get Lean and Toned Legs with This Workout

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This leg routine will work your lower body muscles from different angles, leaving you with lean and toned legs. In order to get the best results be sure to work legs two times weekly, follow a clean eating plan, drink plenty of water, and perform at least 30 minutes of cardiovascular activities three or more times weekly.

Equipment Needed: One set of medium weights( 8-12 lbs)

What to Do : Perform the specified number of repetitions for each exercise. Review the video demonstrations and complete the recommended number of circuits for your fitness level.

Beginner Level: Complete 2 circuits
Intermediate Level: Complete 3 circuits
Advanced Level: Complete 4 circuits


1. One-leg Stiff-legged Deadlift – 12 reps each leg
2. Wide-stance Squat (body weight) – 12 reps
3. Wall Squat – Hold 30 seconds
4. Dumbbell Squat – 12 reps

One-leg Stiff-legged Deadlift

Wide-stance Squat

Wall Squat

Dumbbell Squat

8 Comments on "Get Lean and Toned Legs with This Workout"

  1. Pat Somerice  April 18, 2012

    I do all of these at my fitness bootcamp…then i have trouble walking down the steps to get to the T in the morning!

    • skinnyms  April 20, 2012

      Pat, Ouch! Must be working. 🙂

  2. Claire  November 3, 2012

    Hi! Do you suggest any specific thigh/butt routines tha use only (or mostly) body weight? Thanks!

  3. Teshara  January 21, 2015

    I thank my lucky stars I found this website, after months of constantly searching for new and different workouts, wondering how many sets and reps to do, wondering whether to use light weights or heavy, i think i found my exercise bible!!., THANK YOU SO MUCH.

    • SkinnyMs  January 21, 2015

      Teshara, YOU'RE WELCOME SO MUCH!!

  4. Teshara  January 24, 2015

    Hi can u tell me, i really want to increase the size of my Butt, But if i do Butt exercises with heavier weights will it also increase the size of my thigh muscles?? ..(I DONT WANT THAT!!), ,

    • SkinnyMs  January 26, 2015

      Teshara, Good question! In order to just target your butt, and not build thigh muscle, you need to do glute isolation exercises. Weighted glute bridges, hip abduction, kettlebell swings, glute kickbacks, and weighted rear leg lifts are good examples. Most squat variation and lunges will hit glutes and thighs if you’re doing them. We are working on a routine that isolates only the glutes, but you will find most of these moves around our site using our search box. Hope this helps.


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