Bride & Groom MOM Subscribe

Find Local

Well+Being Blog > Fit Check|Fitness

The 20-Minute Leg-Toning Workout

This plyometric workout leaves no muscle un-sore.

With crazy cold temperatures taking over Washington this week, personal trainer Errick McAdams’s leg-sculpting workout comes at just the right time. The short but intense routine takes as little as 15 to 20 minutes, and can be performed in the comfort of your warm living room. Be prepared for sore hamstrings, quads, and shoulders the next day, thanks to the 50 squats and 40 pushups and burpees required of this workout.

Warmup:
Performing the following set three times.

*Beginner: Perform burpees without pushup or jump at the end. Intermediate: Perform burpees with pushup and no jump. Advanced: Perform the burpees with pushup and jump at the end.

Workout:
Perform 5 sets of the following exercises.

  • 5 squats and 5 jump squats
  • 5 alternating forward lunges (5 on each leg) and 5 split jumps (a.k.a. jumping lunges) 
  • 5 pushups and 5 mountain climbers (left leg/right leg = 1 rep) 


You might also like: 

The Workout from Hell

 

Ultimate New Year’s Workout

 

Best Lean Machine Workout

Read Next

What Is the Best Way to Run?

Comments
  • Ron Charles

    Or I could just keep sitting here at my computer, eating chocolate covered almonds....

  • Eileen

    Oh, they are tasty. Dove makes the best!

blog comments powered by Disqus

Most Popular on Washingtonian

4 Projects That Are Going to Change Washington

The Great Washington Bucket List: 50 Things Every Local Needs to Do

The Troubled, Tormented, Surprisingly Lucky Life of Michael Graham

Rabia Chaudry: "Jay Is Close to Whoever Did It"

The Great Burger Battle: Bobby's Burger Palace vs. Plan B Burger Bar

Take a Sneak Peek Inside DC's First Bonchon

29 DC Events You Should Go to This Month

The Town Without Wi-Fi

Things to Do in DC This Weekend: Free Salsa Class, Green Film Festival, and a Lemur Party