If your goal is to overhauling your leg workout, it's tempting to just do a 100-rep squat workout and call it a day.

But there's a better way to bulk up your legs. The solution—and the overarching theme of the first workout in our Boost Your Leg Work program—is to combine big, compound movements that train both your upper body and lower body. By spreading the work throughout your body, you'll send a growth signal to your muscles without overtaxing them. That'll leave you feeling fresh and ready to hammer the weights again soon.


Note: Perform the exercises marked with letters (A, B, etc.) in succession, resting as needed between sets until you've completed one set of each exercise in the series. Repeat until you've done all the prescribed reps.

Do exercises 5A through 5D as a finishing circuit. Do as many reps of the first exercise as possible for 30 seconds, then rest 30 seconds. Move on to the next exercise, following the same 30-seconds-on, 30-seconds-off pattern.