Single Leg Workout

The snooze button got pushed a couple times this morning, and after getting some lunch and breakfast prepped, I made it to the gym by 6:00 AM. I was debating a run, but ended up with a short jog to the gym and 20 minutes on the elliptical as my cardio for the day. I stretched and then tacked a legs & glutes workout using dumbbells and the machine leg press.

I did two sets of this circuit, which included a few single leg moves: squats, reverse lunges, and machine leg press. The reverse lunges made me sweat, but I could handle them. The single leg squats, however, are tough. And much tougher on my left leg than my right leg. Part of it is working on balance, and part of it I think is the need to develop strength. I used two 10 pound dumbbells for this move, and it was a really good challenge. I had never done the machine leg press with one leg before, but after today I would recommend including this exercise in your workout. I felt it work a lot more than using both legs. It felt great!

If you wanted to challenge yourself with an additional single leg move, you could try single leg dead lifts.

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