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Grow your legs with this workout by Christina Shepherd

While researching how to grow your legs you come across an overwhelming amount of information on the internet. There is a lot out there and one can get lost in the mix.

With that being said, you picked a good article to click on today. We are giving you an amazing leg workout you can add to your current workout routine that will help you grow your legs with hard work and consistency.

As you know, you can’t skip leg day if you are serious about getting into shape. Not only would you look unproportionate but legs are where the majority of your functional strength comes from. This workout comes from Christina Shepherd DPT, CSCS who has helped many people improve their legs before and after an injury.

Christina has developed a following on Instagram by teaching people how to work out with a functional and instructional approach. Her personable manner really resonated with me and you will enjoy this workout. Well, at least the results from it as it will challenge you.

“I started sharing my journey on social medial because there were so many people in my life that just would say it was “luck” that I was fit,” Christina told Sports and Fitness Digest.

“So at the time, I just wanted to document my journey and maybe inspire a few others to follow along with me.”

Why we love this workout

This leg workout has 6 exercises that will push your legs to the limit. You only need dumbbells to do this workout. There are several ways to make this workout more challenging each week such as use heavier dumbbells, add in a pause, slow down the movement (to increase time under tension), and do more sets and do more reps.

Christina had the following tips on how to get the most out of this workout:

“To get the most out of this workout you want to focus on slow and controlled movements. Don’t rush through the reps just to finish each set and move on. Really focus on the muscles you are engaging.” 

The legs Workout


  • Sets: 3-4 total
  • Reps: 10-12 each exercise

1. Squat + Calf Raise

Squat and Calf Raise

2. Reverse Lunge + Reverse Curtsy Lunge

Reverse Lunge

3. Split Stance RDL

Split Stance RDL

4. Goblet Squat

Goblet Squat

5. Cossack Squat

Cossack Squat

6. Standing Hip Abduction

Standing Hip Abduction

More about Christina Sheperd

Christina Shepherd is a growing Instagram (@christina_shep_pt) fitness influencer that brings a doctor of physical therapy approach to a relatable level. She has built a following of over 20,000 on IG and her account is growing rapidly.

Christina offered the following tip for anyone starting their fitness journey:

“My best tip for anyone wanting to start their fitness journey is just to start. Don’t put it off for tomorrow or next week. Just start today. And focus on one small change at a time. Once you get have mastered the small change, add another, then another. One day you will look back and be amazed at the progress you have made.”

For more awesome leg workouts like this be sure to follow Christina on Instagram.

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