The month of December is usually the time of year where I find myself frantically searching for at home workouts to make up for those outdoor runs I’ve skipped. The winter weather often makes it nearly impossible to get outside, or the darkness prevents me from running in the evenings. Even on the brighter days, it’s significantly harder for me to motivate myself to head outside into the cold air. Missing runs leaves me wishing for some sort of leg workout to make up for the lost time.
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These winter days are when I find myself searching for bodyweight workouts I can complete at home in my living room. Getting off the couch to jump around while watching TV seems a lot more appealing than spending 20 minutes bundling up to head outside. A workout is a workout no matter where you do it or what you use, so why not take advantage of our own bodyweight?
I am stocking up on at home workout ideas before the winter weather truly makes it’s appearance this year. These next few months will be all about building strength and a solid running base, in order to hit the ground running after the new year (literally). Today I am sharing one of my favorite at home leg workouts for those strength days! This workout requires no equipment other than your own body weight, unless you want to add dumbbells to any of these moves.
20 minutes, no supplies – just you, your living room and some music or a movie to keep you company. This workout strengthens your quads, hamstrings, calves, shins, and hips all in less than half an hour. Plus, it will leave you shaking and sweaty without completing any cardio. Efficient workouts are my favorite!
20 Minute At Home Bodyweight Leg Workout
- 25 squats
- 30 forward lunges (alternating feet)
- 30 side lunges (alternating sides)
- 25 jump squats
- 30 clamshells (15 on each side)
- 20 jump lunges
- 40 donkey kicks
- 20 sumo squats
- 25 calf raises
- 15 high knees
- 15 rotating 180 degree squat jumps
- 26 walking lunges
- 15 split squats
- 25 bridges
- 15 tuck jumps
And there you have it! Whenever I complete all the moves in this leg workout it leaves my legs shaking like jello. That’s how I know I’ve had a successful workout though!
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