Leg Workout

Leg Workout With Free Weights

Leg workouts are my favourite! And I thought I’d share a VIDEO of the latest one I did. It’s going to be my first video shared here with anyone…

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What made me do it?

Within the last few days I have received a number of questions and requests on my Instagram profile for videos showing my workouts. I must admit that I have been thinking about that for some time already but I was rather hesitant to do it for a couple of reasons. First of all because I don’t think I’m professional enough and I’d be worried that maybe my technique is not perfect… And secondly – I honestly hate being filmed! As much as I feel OK with posing for photos, I don’t feel confident and comfortable enough to be in a video…

That comfort zone you’re wearing…

That’s a dangerous safe zone which leads to nowhere! And to be honest, I don’t belong to those people who get stuck in their comfort zone for good. I just need a little bit of extra motivation sometimes. And I DO like challenges! Besides showing you what I DO, apart from posting pictures of what I LOOK like seems much more reliable. What’s even more, knowing that there are people who would like to see videos from me gave me a strong kick and seriously motivated me to do it regardless of my aversion to being filmed.

Here we go then!

So here’s a short footage of my yesterday’s workout. I made it short so it would fit within the Instagram timeframe. That’s why the speed is faster than it was originally and the video app, which I installed on my phone, has made all those tweaks and added the music (!?). So… I’m not really responsible for that part (lol) I like it though, cause it’s funny! It gives you a hint of what I did and it proves that I actually DID it too (obviously).

To put what you just saw into words:

  • SQUATS with kettlebells (3 sets of 15 reps)
  • LUNGES with kettlebells (3 sets of 15 reps on each leg)
  • SIDE LUNGES with a dumbbell (3 sets of 15 reps on each side)

I had a short break in between each of those exercises. Then I put on my ankle weights and did:

  • SIDE LYING LEG RISES (15 reps)
  • SIDE LYING LEG CIRCLES (15 reps in each direction)
  • SIDE LYING LEG KICKS (20 reps)
  • GLUTE KICKBACKS (15 reps)
  • FIRE HYDRANT (15 reps)

Then I changed the side and did the same on the other leg, and then took a short break for a sip of water. It’s important to stay hydrated! Always!

Repeat the whole set (for both legs) 3 times.

If you don’t have any free weights at home, you can try doing these with a bottle of water OR you can get them online for instance from HERE .

I have more leg workout ideas of course! HERE’s one with my scribbled pictures so if you’re curious how “artistically talented” I am, have a look yourself!

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Let me know what you think and whether you’d like to see videos more often, please. Your feedback is much appreciated xxx

*DISCLAIMER: I’m not a personal trainer or a physical therapist. I take no responsibility for pulled muscles, sprained legs, or ligament tears. Exercise at your own risk. Always consult your doctor or a fitness professional before doing exercises from my blog.

Leg Workout with Free Weights

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10 Comment

  1. Reply
    October 12, 2017 at 12:07 pm

    Nice how you lay your leg workout out for everyone to be able to follow easily. Have a video and photos is always a big plus.

    1. Reply
      October 12, 2017 at 12:11 pm

      Thank you! I’m only learning the whole video thing. So any feedback is welcome and greatly appreciated.

  2. Reply
    October 12, 2017 at 12:11 pm

    You look great, thanks for sharing your workout! Question: is it ok to use dumbells instead of kettlebells if that’s all I have?

    1. Reply
      October 12, 2017 at 12:13 pm

      Thank you so much. Yes, it’s totally OK 🙂

  3. Reply
    October 12, 2017 at 9:08 pm

    This looks like a great workout! As much as I hate squats and lunges, I love that I can feel them working!

    1. Reply
      October 13, 2017 at 1:43 pm

      That’s very nice to hear. Thank you!

  4. Reply
    Felicia @ The Starving Chef
    October 12, 2017 at 10:21 pm

    Love these tips – I’m just getting into lifting, so this is an easy way to start.

    1. Reply
      October 13, 2017 at 1:44 pm

      Thank you so much. Yes, it’s good to start with free weights and it’s so handy if you’re doing your workout at home. Good luck on your fitness journey!

  5. Reply
    October 13, 2017 at 5:02 pm

    Great leg work out! I am always looking for new workouts to mix it up.

    1. Reply
      October 13, 2017 at 6:37 pm

      Thanks! I’m glad it helped a little 😉

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