I have always hated my legs.

No matter how hard I try it seems getting them to change is super hard.

When I started lifting weights and building muscle in my legs I FINALLY started to see change. As muscle developed I started to see definition that I didn’t even think was possible.

Today I want to share a leg workout with you.

As you may have heard I have decided to give running a try this spring and I plan to run my first EVER race. One of the things that has scared me most about running is that I thought in order to become a better runner I needed to run more and more and more... UGH!

So when I learned that the key to running better was not running more I was thrilled.

What we need to become better runners is strength training!! We need to build lean muscle in our legs in order to run stronger and smarter. Lifting weights is kind of my jam so you better believe I am drinking the #WannaBeARunner Kool-aid and getting psyched up to run STRONG!!

Here is a workout for you:

It’s only 4 exercises! Set a timer for 20 minutes, grab a set or two of dumbbells and get started! Push hard during this workout - it should not be easy. Rest when you need to and then push hard again. Do not pace yourself!

  1. Squat to Press - 12 reps
  2. Alternating Reverse Lunge - 20 reps (10 each side)
  3. Romanian Deadlift to upright row - 10 reps
  4. Mt. Climbers - 20 reps (1 rep is R+L knee forward)

Grab my Beginner Strength Training Guide for women HERE and get MORE leg exercises and sample workouts!!

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