If you don't have access to a gym, you can still develop strong legs at home. For this workout, all you'll need is a resistance band and a stable, raised platform. Do this circuit as many times as you can, taking 1-minute breaks once you complete a round.
Explosive Alternating Step Ups
Stand at the base of a stable and raised surface, with your feet shoulder width apart. Rest one foot on the top of the surface, hop up and switch legs in mid air. Upon landing, your opposite foot should be resting on the raised surface. Repeat for 30 seconds
Step Ups with a Kickback
Stand at the base of a stable and raised surface. Walk one foot on the top of the step and raise your back leg with control, creating tension in your glutes. Return to the base of the step and repeat with the opposite leg. For an extra challenge, use a resistance band. Do 15 step ups per leg.
Resistance Band Donkey Kicks
Press both ends of the resistance band down with the palms of your hands and loop the band around the sole of one foot. Keeping your back in a neutral position and your core tight, raise your leg so that your thigh is parallel with the ground. Flex your foot so that your sole is facing the sky or ceiling - this is your starting position. Push your leg straight up and return to starting position. Do 20 donkey kicks per leg.
Resistance Band Glute Bridges
Lie down on your back, with your knees bent and hip-width apart. Place the band across your hips and brace the ends of the band toward the ground, close to the sides of your body. Keep your core tight, squeeze your glutes, and drive your hips up toward the sky. Lower slowly and repeat. Do 20 glute bridges.
How did you find this workout? Try these moves on leg day and let us know how it goes!
This routine was demonstrated by PumpUp member @hannahmci_. Find her on Instagram @hannabelle_fitness.