Fire Up Your Legs With This Intense Indoor Leg Workout By Margarita Ventura

This intense indoor leg workout is sure to fire up your lower body to tone and shape, as well as build that lean muscle.

Leg day. While we all want to work our upper bodies and get a good pump, we should never skip out on showing our lower bodies some love. With so many lower body exercises, we often find ourselves stuck doing the same ones. Finding a monster leg workout to see gains in our legs can be challenging, but this intense indoor leg workout from Margarita Ventura will surely shock your muscles and give you everything you want out of an awesome leg day workout.

The benefits of leg day should be enough for you to engage in a grueling leg workout. Since many exercises are compound movements, they engage many muscle groups in your legs, as well as hitting your core for balance and stabilization. Getting your heart rate up can increase cardio performance and shed some calories to burn off any unwanted fat. Building up muscles that may be weak stabilizers can reduce your risk of lower back pain and increase performance ten-fold.

Margarita Ventura

Margarita Ventura’s Story

Margarita Ventura has always been healthy and active. Like many of us, she struggled to balance her work and personal life and saw the negative effects that had on her overall lifestyle. She decided to make a change and take the lessons she learned for herself in a new mission to inspire others. She made her amateur debut in 2015 where she placed first in the Masters Bikini Division and second in the Open Bikini Division, earning her pro card and elevating her performance to the next level. She made her pro debut at WBFF Worlds Bahamas where she finished in the top 5 in the World WBFF Diva Bikini Pro 35+ all while working a demanding full time job.

Margarita’s mission is to transform peoples’ lives by encouraging them to take risks, step outside their comfort zones, and live more fit and healthy lifestyles. Seeking to create a global community, she shares her experiences and tips on how to better oneself physically, mentally, and spiritually.

Margarita Ventura

Margarita’s Training Programs

Through her training programs, she has designed them to reflect busy lifestyles with a combination of high intensity full body functional fitness, CrossFit, and HIIT training to minimize time in the gym and maximize gains. With an emphasis on bodybuilding, her training methods are highly effective for staying lean, adding strength, speed, and agility, as well as boosting metabolism and athletic performance.

With programs for both beginners and more advanced fitness folks, she offers programs for at home workouts as well as the gym. Given this challenging time of gyms being closed or operating at reduced capacity, she understands that equipment may be limited, but that working out and staying healthy are vital for our overall growth as people. These programs will tackle whatever life throws at you so you feel great about making a change to better yourself.

Margarita Ventura

The Workout

Cardio & Dynamic Warmup

This cardio and dynamic warmup will be a running clock and you can add a hip band for resistance if you desire. Hip bands can work to elevate your stability, mobility, and strength to new levels while also working on blood flow and better posture. If you don’t have a hip band available, you will still get an amazing warm up and workout.

What this cardio and dynamic warmup will do is really get your heart rate going while increasing blood flow to get those muscles primed for the meat of the workout. Perform this circuit to your comfort level but always stay moving and push yourself to tackle any mental challenge.

Repeat this circuit 3 times through.

  • 30 seconds – Air Squats
  • 30 seconds – Jump Squats
  • 30 seconds – High Knees
  • 30 seconds – Burpees
  • 30 seconds – Mountain Climbers (knees to opposite elbow)
  • 30 seconds – Burpees
  • 30 seconds – High Knees
  • 30 seconds – Jump Squats
  • 30 seconds – Air Squats
  • 1 minute – Hold Low Squat

Margarita Ventura

Intense Leg Workout

Now that you are warm and those muscles are primed, let’s get into this intense leg workout to really get that lower body fired up. A mix of solitary and moving exercises, this workout is one to definitely give your legs a burn. Be sure to stretch after this workout because Margarita knows just how to target the lower body so you see those gains and those toned legs really come alive.

  • 50 Weighted Walking Lunges (or Alt Standing Lunges w/hip band)
  • 4 sets x 12 reps – Goblet Squat (Dumbbell or Kettlebell)
  • 4 sets x 20 reps – Weighted Speed Skaters (Dumbbell or Medicine Ball)
  • 4 sets x 12 reps – Stiff Leg Deadlifts (Barbell, Dumbbell or Kettlebell)
  • 4 sets x 10 each side – Banded Reverse Lunge w/Kick Back (add weight for progression)
  • 4 sets x 12 reps – Squats (Barbell or Dumbbell. DB w/Band for resistance)
  • Bonus: 25 each side – Banded 1 Leg Hip Thrusters w/Kick OR 4 sets x 12 – Barbell Hip Thrusters

Wrap Up

This intense indoor leg workout from Margarita Ventura is one to surely get your lower body fired up so you look and feel great. Through constant movements and a great diversity of exercises, you will confuse your muscles and get your heart rate high to work on endurance, strength, calorie burn, but more importantly, a winning mindset. In sticking with her mission of helping to better everyone around her, Margarita’s training programs will allow you to see gains both at home and in the gym depending on your comfort level and accessibility. Give this intense leg workout a try and see how a pro really works to better herself. By taking that step, you are right there with her as you seek to make the change you may not have thought possible.

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*Images courtesy of Margarita Ventura

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Austin Letorney is a writer, actor, and fitness enthusiast. As a former rower, he has shifted his focus to sharing his knowledge of the fitness world and strength sports with others.