Workout Routines

Time Crunch Training: 10-minute legs circuit

No time in your schedule? Here's a quick-hit workout to get in and get out.

Leg Press
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Duration 15
Exercises 4
Equipment Yes

This "Time Crunch" legs blaster is another giant set with varying reps, loads, and movement speeds.

This rapid-fire routine will provide you with a workout you can do when your schedule starts to fill up. Because, in the grand scheme of things, short, intense workouts are always better than no workout at all.


Go through each exercise consecutively, and take a 60-second rest after the hamstring curls. Do as many rounds as possible in 10 minutes.

In a separate circuit, perform 15-second incline treadmill sprints with 15 seconds of rest. Do this for five minutes. This will further train your legs, and also hit your calves.

Time Crunch Training: 10-minute leg circuit Target your quads, calves, and hamstrings

Exercise 1.

Dumbbell Jump Squat You'll need: Dumbbells How to
Exercise: How to Do a Dumbbell Jump Squat thumbnail
-- sets
5-7 reps
0 sec. rest

Exercise 2.

Romanian Deadlift You'll need: Barbell How to
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-- sets
8-10 reps
0 sec. rest

Exercise 3.

Leg Press How to
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-- sets
12-15 reps
0 sec. rest

Exercise 4.

Hamstring Curl You'll need: Swiss Ball How to
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-- sets
20 reps
60 sec. rest