Fitness and Weight Loss The 12-minute leg workout you can do at home

Each stance works your lower-body muscles in a slightly different way for a more complete workout.

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The 12-minute leg workout you can do at home

(Men's Health)
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No equipment needed

You don’t need loaded barbells for a great leg workout. Case in point: This lower-body routine, inspired by the Men’s Health METASHRED EXTREME fitness program, uses just your bodyweight.

The complex has you mix between three different squat stances: parallel, staggered, and split. In terms of difficulty, parallel is the easiest, split is the hardest, and staggered is right in the middle.

Each stance works your lower-body muscles in a slightly different way for a more complete workout. And mixing between stances allows you to work your legs and hips continuously for 3 straight minutes—that gives you a serious muscle and heart pump that will melt fat like crazy!

Here’s how it works:

Perform each move in the order shown for 30 seconds each, with little to no rest between exercises:

  1. Parallel squat

  2. Staggered squat, left leg forward

  3. Split squat, left leg forward

  4. Parallel squat

  5. Staggered squat, right leg forward

  6. Split squat, right leg forward

Rest 1 minute. That’s 1 round. Do 3 to 5 total rounds.

For more metabolic bodybuilding routines like this and to get back in shape for the New Year, check out the METASHRED EXTREME body transformation program from Men’s Health!

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