Updated: Aug 15, 2020
Looking to get fit faster? These lower body workouts can help burn more calories than cardio alone! 🏋️♂️
When I work with busy men and women who come to me asking to help them burn through more calories, develop better stamina, and strengthen their lower-body, I give them the BEST tools to get there and design their routines off of what gets them the best results. Simply put, the legs are hips are the largest muscle groups to target... and large muscle groups demand large amounts of energy to perform.
When it comes to training your lower-body strength and leg muscles, these are the FIRST 4 compound resistance exercises I start with. These are especially great in this order if you are jumping back in the gym after a long break or just getting started for the first time.
This is a simple starting point for anyone who is re-igniting their training program or is just getting started for the very first time. Once you develop these muscle groups and confidence in this routine it can easily transform into a more complex routine with advanced focuses.
Use these simple compound dumbbell exercises in this order to burn more calories in the shortest amount of time.
YOUR LOWER-BODY FAT BURNING ROUTINE (For GYM or HOME GYM)
1- DB Split Squat (3 sets of 12)
2- DB Romanian Deadlift (3 sets of 12... Bend those knees!)
3- DB Bench Squat (3 sets of 12)
4- DB Straight Leg Deadlift (3 sets of 12... Keep a flat back!)
Keep it simple. Make sure to rest for 30-60 sec in between each set. Incorporate this into your training 2x weekly. Once you develop stable movement and you have worked through the soreness, you can begin to increase the weight you’re working with.
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