Your legs may be covered up with pants and boots this winter, but that does not mean you should neglect them. Training hard all winter will keep your legs in top form for when you start peeling off the layers in the spring.

Legs are a larger muscle group, so training them once a week is sufficient. This allows your legs adequate rest so the muscle fibers can recover. Try this challenging leg workout that is sure to challenge your stems.

Strong and Shapely Leg Workout

4 x 10 Deep Squat (use machine or barbell)

3 x 10 (each leg) Weighted Bulgarian Split Squat (elevate one leg behind you on a bench)

3 x 20 Walking Lunges with dumbbells or plate held overhead

3 x 10 Leg Extensions

3 x 15 Stiff Leg Dead Lift with dumbbells or barbell

3 x 15 Sumo Squats (holding one dumbbell between legs)

3 x 10 Leg Press

3 x 10 (each leg) Step Ups onto platform or bench

3 x 20 Machine Calf Raise

Finish with 20 minutes of HIIT cardio. For example:
5 minutes: Warm-up

Then repeat the following 10 times:
30 seconds As Fast As You Can
30 seconds of Recovery

5 minutes: Cool Down