Cardio Leg Workout with Short Runs

This leg workout is perfect for a butt boost and it’s easy enough to find stairs to do it if you aren’t at a gym.

These exercises use body weight and also incorporate a treadmill.  So if you wanted to, you could do it with any stairs and running.

Complete five sets through and make sure to do leg workouts on both sides!

Both legs, 10 reps

Both legs, 10 reps

6 mph is a steady speed and “goes” quickly but you can do any speed you want to for 1/4 mile

Ten squats

This workout is great for your legs and body. You can tailor it in all different ways depending on your level of training or how often you’re training.

Make sure to workout 2-3 times a week at the least, even if it’s walking or yoga. Every little bit helps!

I love this water bottle and use it all the time:


Cardio Leg Day/ 50 & 5

If I haven’t scared you off enough with this title, than this workout must be for you!

It lasts less then an hour and helps shape your legs, glutes and core. There are only 5 moves and you can do the entire workout with or without weight and run or walk.

Do each exercise 50 times with “a lap” in between and 5 in total. My LAP is once around the pond in my Leg lifts“community” in FL, about 1/2 mile.

Leg lifts- 50 on each side  and 50 reverse leg lifts (send your (straight) leg backward
and squeeze your glutes)


BW legs 7

Squats- 50 Squats with or without weights


Deads-  50 dead lifts with or without weights


Step ups- the best glute workout!

Step Ups-  50 step ups on each leg with or without weights


Bridges-  50 bridges with a two second squeeze at the top IMG_20160529_191320






This workout is great because it’s so adjustable. It’s a tough cardio and leg but you’ll be glad you did it and feel great!

Cardio Legs (BW (bodyweight) workout)

Cardio isn’t my thing. In fact, unless I am walking or dancing, cardio is a sparse activity on my workout regimen. When toning workouts or lifting sessions take on cardio like qualities, this is my happy place.

Check out my body weight cardio leg workout. This is perfect for a beginner but a challenge too. Enjoy!


Lunges- 25 lunges per side x3 sets

Squats-25 squats per set x3 sets

Leg Ups- 25 per side x3 sets

Step Ups- 25 each side x3 sets

Wall Sit- For 30-60 seconds or for however long you can hold it!

**Tip: You can add reps or sets as needed to push yourself**

Lunges and Squats

Basic yet essential, these two moves are great for your butt and legs.



Leg Lifts

Leg lifts are a great hip openers and give shape and muscle to your butt.


Leg lifts


Step Ups

Love this leg move! Stepping up onto a bench is one of my favorite butt moves and definitely counts as cardio.



And if you aren’t at the gym..get creative!



Wall Sits

Loathed by most and denied by some, wall sits are a great ending to any leg workout.


BW legs 13


Hold this move as long as you can. Feel the burn


That wraps it up for my cardio leg BW workout. How do you feel? Make sure to stretch afterwards and drink plenty of water. Watch for future BW workouts to come, weights included!