5 leg workouts by 5 fitness models

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5 leg workouts by 5 fitness models.

It doesn’t matter how well developed your upper body is and how much you can bench press if your legs are weak. People will point and laugh at your skinny legs – maybe not to your face, but they will. It’s never too late to start training your legs and here are some tips and inspiration for your leg workouts.

“Chicken legs are a good feed, not a good look.”

Underdeveloped legs affect not just your overall look but they can have a negative impact on your performance and posture. I even read somewhere that if you have skinny legs, you are likely to have more belly fat. Don’t quote me on that but leave a comment if you know anything about it.


  • Squats are the best exercise for your legs and for your entire body.
  • Start your leg workout with squats so that you can lift heavier weights.
  • Make sure you allow plenty of recovery time between leg workouts.


Tom Imanishi

  1. Squats
  2. Leg Press
  3. Barbell Lunges
  4. Seated Leg Extensions
  5. Standing Calf Raises (5 sets, 50 reps, 45 seconds rest)
  6. Seated Calf Raises (5 sets, 50 reps, 45 seconds rest)

Ahmed Saleh

  1. Squats
  2. Front Squats
  3. Leg press
  4. Seated Leg Extension
  5. Lunges
  6. Donkeys/Calf Raises

Nassim Sahili

  1. Front squat
  2. Leg press
  3. Dumbbell squat (or sissy squat)
  4. Walking lunges
  5. Leg extension

Amer Kamra

  1. 100 Jump Squats
  2. Leg Extensions – 2 sets X 50 reps
  3. Barbell Squats – 6 sets
  4. Step Ups – 4 sets each leg
  5. 1 Legged Squats – 3 sets each leg
  6. Leg Extensions – 4 sets burnout

Chris Heskett

  1. Leg Curl Partials
  2. Back Squat Cluster
  3. Back Squat max reps
  4. Leg Extension Partials
  5. Leg Press
  6. Lunges
  7. Glute-Ham Raise
  8. Romanian Deadlift

It’s worth mentioning that these workouts are done by professional fitness models, so you may need to adapt them to suit your own goals and strength. Start with lighter weights and learn how to do each exercise properly before you pile on the heavy plates on the barbell.

I train my legs once a week on my own and I have an extra leg workout every other week with my personal trainer. It’s not something I look forward to but it has to be done. If I can do it and stick to it, so can you.

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