A short workout is better than no workout at all. Here is a quick leg workout for when you don’t have a ton of time. I used weight but all of these moves can be done with no weights.
Keep a timer going. When you finish one move, look at the time and only give yourself no more than 30 seconds of recovery time***. Then, start on the next move.
1. Walking Lunges:
15 lunges on each leg/30 total
Try not to stop during this workout. Remember you are trying to get this done in 20 minutes. Stay balanced and make sure your front knee doesn’t go past your toes. Get your back knee to barely touch the floor or almost touch it.
I used 25 pound plates but you can choose to use no weight or any amount of weight that challenges you.
2. Alternating Lateral Lunges:
10 each leg/20 total
First, lunge to the right.
Lunge to the side and get low. Keep your posture upright and don’t let your knee go over your toes. Try and sit your butt back to get the most out of this workout.
Then, go to the left.
Keep alternating from right to left until you get to 20 total. I used a 25 pound weight during this workout but once again, you decide what is best for you. Remember everyone is different.
3. Wall Sits:
It’s okay if your legs shake! Mine were!
This is tough. My legs were shaking after about 30 seconds. But keep pushing until the minute is over. I kept a 25 pound plate on my legs for extra.
Find a good wall for this and try not to rest your hands on your knees. Keep your legs bent at a 90 degree angle.
Repeat 4 times.
Remember to bring a towel and drink lots of water. Warm-up prior to this workout to get the blood flowing and your heart rate up. Hopefully, you find this workout as challenging as I did!
***Also, if you feel like you need longer than 30 seconds for rest, give yourself more time and try to eventually work up to repeating each exercise 4 times in 20 minutes.