If you despise leg day, you want to get it over with as quickly as possible. This superset from Men’s Health Fitness Director BJ Gaddour will help you do just that.
You’ll perform a squat and a leg curl for 60 seconds each to thoroughly light up your quads and hamstrings. Looping a miniband around your legs will help you accomplish even more in less time: You’ll push out against the band to activate your glutes throughout the superset.
A few rounds of those two simple exercises are guaranteed to make your legs feel like jelly—in a good way.
How to do it: Perform a double dumbbell front squat with miniband for 60 seconds. Rest 30 seconds.
Perform a seated leg curl with miniband for 60 seconds. Rest 30 seconds.
That’s 1 round. Do 3 to 5 rounds.
“You can speed up your reps to get more of a fat-loss effect or slow it down to get more of a muscle-building effect,” Gaddour says.